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

Speak to someone who has been there

Tara has been here. Find out more and begin to plan your trip by getting in touch directly. You can speak to Tara by calling the number below or by sending a direct online enquiry.

01244 567000


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