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Babylonstoren, Paarl

Babylonstoren, Paarl, Cape Winelands

Traditional Hotel – typically up to £300 per room per night

Summary

Short description

Situated in one of the country's least visited destinations

About

Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Food & wine | History & culture | Natural world | Spa

Location

Situated in Drakenstein Valley in the Cape Winelands, one of the country’s most visited destinations, Babylonstoren is only 60km from Cape Town and 45 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. The historic university town of Stellenbosch, renowned for its wine route, history and culture is a mere 20 minute drive, and must-see destination-Franschhoek- one of the most picturesque towns, is also within close proximity of Babylonstoren.

Accommodation

A small avenue of 18th-century cottages makes up the 13 boutique guest units of Babylonstoren. Accommodation comes in the form of one and two bedroom cottages and suites, all of which feature either garden or vineyard views. Seven cottages feature airy kitchens to allow self-catering; with overall tones of all units are wood, earth and off-white. Large bedrooms feature double beds and fireplaces- for larger groups, a five bedroom Cape Dutch homestead is available to rent on an exclusive basis.

Dining

With simplicity in mind, the Babel Restaurant boasts creative meals in clear structure. Vegetables and fruit are gathered daily from the gardens and dishes often reflect the colours of the season. Babel is open four nights a week, on other occasions, a pop up restaurant serving gourmet pizza and Italian inspired meals cater guests. The Greenhouse menu offers a refreshing menu of different tea-infusions, fresh salads, breads from the old wood-fired oven alongside a variety of meats and handcrafted cheeses.

Facilities

A wide range of activities are offered at Babylonstoren, catering for all needs between those wanting to pamper their bodies, experience the wine, and for active guests, wishing to explore. A spa, gym and swimming pool encourage guests to relax and unwind, perhaps after a day of birdwatching, or photographing the beauty of the historical buildings, vineyards and gardens. Guided tours of the wine cellars commence daily, or guests can engage in gardening activities, such as tours, harvesting or planting. Activities on the farm include canoeing on the farm dam or cycling through vineyards, or guests can venture into neighbouring wine farms including Stellenbosch and Paarl, or to Cape Town and Cape Point for whale watching, golfing and shark diving.

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