Babylonstoren: Our full report

20 rooms
Traveller's rating
Excellent (96%) From 5 reviews
All year

Babylonstoren is located on a working wine farm between Franschhoek and Paarl and is surrounded by vineyards and the Drakenstein Mountains.

The 20 thatched whitewashed cottages all have views either over the formal gardens or the surrounding vineyards. They are built in the style of old farm cottages, however, inside the interiors are spacious and modern. Some have a separate living room with open fireplace. The old manor house dates back to 1690 and is ideal for families travelling together. It has 5 bedrooms and is available on a sole-use basis.

Babylonstoren has a very good restaurant, Babel, serving food grown on the property.


Location: Winelands, South Africa

Ideal length of stay: 2 - 3 nights

Accessible by: Self-drive

Food & drink

Usual board basis: Bed & Breakfast

Dining style: Individual Tables

Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining

Drinks included: No drinks other then the personal bars in the rooms are included.

Special interests

Luxury: Once a farmhouse, now a luxury hotel; Babylonstoren’s sprawling grounds are beautifully manicured offering an abundance of impressive gardens and vineyards. From contemporary, modern décor to inspired, fresh food from their own gardens, this hotel is unique and full of character.

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Attitude towards children: Families with children are most welcome

Property’s age restrictions: There is no age restriction


Power supply: Mains Electricity

Water supply: Mains

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: No

Medical care:

Quadbike warning: quad-biking is sometimes available as an activity from Babylonstoren. As with any potentially dangerous activity, it’s vital that you take responsibility for ensuring that you have adequate travel insurance prior to getting involved. Be aware that some insurances cover quad-bike activities only for bikes with lower engine ratings: check such clauses particularly carefully before you get on a bike.

Dangerous animals: Low Risk


Laundry facilities: Full Laundry Service - Included

Money: Each room is fitted with an electronic safe.

Accepted payment on location: MasterCard and Visa credit cards are accepted methods of payment. Cash payment in South African Rand is also accepted.

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