‘A Natural and Relaxing Resort with a History’

Babylonstoren is located in the Groot Drakenstein Valley in the heart of the Cape Winelands. This farm hotel is built in the Cape Dutch tradition, with many original structures still standing. Babylonstoren has suites and cottages with thick, white-washed walls, gabled roofs, and open fireplaces. Architecture emulates the buildings from the Cape Colony in the 17th and 18th centuries, creating a special place to stay. The best feature of the farm is the unique 8-acre formal garden, which provides the two onsite restaurants with a diverse range of seasonal fruit and vegetables. There is plenty of time to relax at Babylonstoren – guests can pick and taste produce from the garden, enjoy the spa or simply lounge by the pool. For a more adventurous getaway that makes the best of the region, explore the surrounding vineyards, be driven into the mountains, try out a hiking trail, or canoe or fish up at the dam. Babylonstoren offers stays swathed in nature and relaxation.

In Our Opinion

‘Babylonstoren has great appeal to adults who want to discover yet also have time to relax. It's also an exciting destination for children, the farm makes for exciting days filled with a huge variety of experiences!’

Babel offers deceptively simple yet creative dishes. The majority of food is picked and served straight from the garden which has a huge selection of vegetables and fruits. Meals are sumptuous and can be taken in the restaurant or under the trees in the courtyard. Opens for lunch Wednesdays to Sundays and dinner on Friday and Saturday.
Green House
A greenhouse-cum-tea room which offers delicious dishes and drinks as well as a peaceful atmosphere. Opens daily from 10.00 to 16.00.
Farm Shop
Open daily from 10.00 to 16.00. The farm shop features a bakery, a wine cellar, a delicatessen and a soap room.


  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Library
  • Gardens


  • DVD Library
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Pillow menu


Babylonstoren Resort is situated in the Groot Drakenstein Valley, just 60km from Cape Town. The resort lies between Franschhoek and Paarl and is enclosed by the picturesque Simonsberg, Du Toitskloof and Franschhoek Mountains in the heart of the Cape Winelands.