Babylonstoren, Drakenstein Valley, Winelands, South Africa

One of the oldest and best-preserved Cape Dutch farms in the heart of the Winelands, where you can join in and assist with harvesting, pruning and planting the 8-acre vegetable garden.

​Babylonstoren Boutique Hotel, Restaurant and Farm sits on 200 acres of remarkable, organic farmlands, orchards, formal vegetable gardens and vineyards.

Overlooking the landscape, the 14 cottages are found in stunningly-converted 17th- and 18th-century Cape Dutch farm buildings which give little hint of the graceful interiors that manage to mix rustic with contemporary.

​Days here are intentionally unscripted, leaving you to do as you please. Stroll out onto the farm and see fruit being picked in the orchards or the vines being pruned – depending on the season.

And if you’re feeling a little more active, you can cycle through the grounds, take a walk down to the river lined with over 7000 clivias, pick your own salad to enjoy at lunch, take a swim in the farm dam, or a bliss out with a massage in the spa… all before sundowners at a local picnic spot. Absolutely heavenly.

Star Rating
5 stars
12 Cottages & The Manor House
Transfer from airport
45 minutes by car from Cape Town Airport
Prices from
£140 per person per night, including breakfast. Flights extra.
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Hotel Style

​Stylish Grace

Totally in tune with their surroundings and visions of natural harmony: these sophisticated playgrounds serve up a real escape from the ordinary, their array of leisure pursuits, superb facilities, exceptional service and blissful privacy set against an inspiring and dramatic backdrop of sugar-soft sands, cerulean sea and azure skies.

Ideal for

3 stars
3 stars
3 stars
Kids' club
1 stars
3 stars


Things to experience during your stay

  • Client Comment

    Wandering around the farm and feeding the ducks added to the relaxing, replenishing time we had – and dinner at Babel was a visual and sensory delight for the tastebuds.

  • Property Highlights

    This property comes complete with a selection of amenities and activities to make your stay absolutely unforgettable. Call your Travel Director for all the finer points.

  • Eden Concierge

    Eden’s fabulous concierge team makes every trip super-special, using their little black book of close, reliable contacts to get you into the very best restaurants, must-see shows and many special events.


  • Room Amenities

    • Bathrobes
    • Hairdryer
    • In-room safe
    • Telephone
    • Private bar
    • Twice-daily housekeeping
    • Hypoallergenic pillows
    • TV
    • DVD player
    • Minibar
    • ​Air-conditioning​
    • MP3 docking station​ (some rooms)
  • Guest Services

    • Babysitting
    • Concierge
    • Farm shop
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry services
    • In-room dining
    • Spa
    • Fitness centre
    • Pool