Photograph Courtesy of Babylonstoren

October 28, 2016

By Sophie Pirlot, our Contributor in South Africa and author of the blog Poesy By Sophie.

Welcome to Babylonstoren – a typical old farm of the Cape Winelands where there is so much to do, see, smell and taste that you could spend hours or even days in this heavenly garden. Owned by Karen Roos, formerly editor of ‘Elle Decoration South Africa’, this deluxe working farm is surrounded by more than 3 hectares of an incredible fruit and vegetable garden.

Kids love to walk along the paths, explore every part of the scenic garden and be surprised at each turn by the resident animals (donkeys, ducks and chickens), a cactus maze or some secret water jets. And don’t miss the nest-shaped tree-houses! After the walk, take a seat at the Green House – a casual restaurant which offers colorful and flavorsome salads, sandwiches and ice-cream with products coming directly from the garden.

If you want to spend more time on the estate (and you would certainly be right to do so!) book one of the luxury farm cottages, spoil yourself at the spa, take a guided garden tour, visit their wine cellar or try their «Babel» restaurant – one of the best tables of South Africa.

Little Voyageurs loves:

❤️ The garden full of surprises for kids (nest shaped tree houses, mazes, secret water jets and a petting farm).

❤️ The spa and the wine testings

❤️ The menu of the restaurant featuring food courses using the fruits and veggie of the garden.

❤️ The option of sleeping on site in one of the beautiful suites.

  • Address: Babylonstoren, R45, 7670 Simondium, South Africa (45 minutes drive from Cape Town)
  • Phone : +27 (0)21 863 3852
  • Website :



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