Meet anyone who’s ever been to Cape Town too and they’ll say “Oh my goodness, did you go to Babylonstoren? You must have! How gorgeous are those gardens?!?!” (Or something vaguely similar.) The truth is, they probably only day-visited. But waking up here is the ultimate privilege. Set at the foothills of Franschhoek’s Simonsberg mountains, this famed Cape Dutch farm stay is a must-do. Every white-washed gable tells a story. Every meal is a fresh, farm-to-fork culinary adventure. And every sip of their estate-made wine is perfection (we can’t get enough of their rosé on a hot summer’s day). It’s botanical heaven on a very pretty porcelain plate.


Stuff we love

The Cape's corner of paradise

  • The afternoon teas, stuffing down warm scones positively oozing with blueberry jam braced with thick, farm-churned clotted cream. Gah!
  • Taking a guided garden tour amongst the buzzing bees and the must-sniff tropical spice garden.
  • Treating yourself to a Hammam spa treatment, hidden away in the dappled shade of the garden’s bamboo forest.

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