Babylonstoren was definitely a South African highlight, I might even go as far as saying a life highlight. All my favourite things communed together in the middle of no-where, fresh air and silence. It made my soul breathe.

Dating back to 1692, Babylonstoren is a historic Cape Dutch farm that boasts one of the best preserved farmyards in the Cape. Beloved for its magnificent garden that is laid out over 3,5 hectares (8 acres), the garden is divided into 15 sections that comprise fruit, vegetables, berries, bees for pollinating, indigenous plants, fragrant lawns, a prickly pear maze (WOWZA! so amazing!), ducks, chickens and the odd turtle found at your feet!  A secluded path runs along the stream where thousands of clivias flower in spring. The garden also boasts a plethora of trees of historical and botanical import. Every aspect of Babylonstoren – including the contemporary Farm Hotel & Spa, the Farm Shop and Bakery – are led by the ever-changing tapestry and botanical diversity of the garden. A South African "MUST SEE" --- Enjoy my photo documentation which really does this place mere justice. 




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