There is so much to see and do at Babylonstoren – a deluxe working farm just outside Paarl. It is the perfect place to relax and a fabulous base from which to explore the rest of the Cape Winelands. The farm is spread over 200 hectares where you can enjoy guided walks around the grounds or simply stroll at your leisure.
SMELL THE ROSES
This time of the year, the sweet aroma of their rose towers in bloom permeates the garden. They have about 50 towers, most of them covered in antique climbing roses ranging in colours from soft pinks to pearly whites.
Among these are the Madame Alfred Carrière, Lamarque, Souvenir de la Malmaison and many more! At Babylonstoren, they simply cannot imagine their garden without their roses. Do make a point stopping to smell these exquisite beauties as you take a leisurely stroll.
BONSAI DISPLAY IN PUFF ADDER
Take a walk through Babylonstoren’s sun-dappled Puff Adder where they’re housing age-old bonsai trees – some over 120 years old! This display will be on until the end of December.
Did you know? South Africa has a rich bonsai tradition and is one of the first countries outside the East to start growing bonsai with local species. South African bonsai experts have even developed their own style that is recognised abroad.
BABYLONSTOREN WOKSHOPS DURING NOVEMBER
Babylonstoren’s hands-on workshops are hosted by experts and are a great way to try your hand at new skills. Here is their November line-up
Learn the art of bonsai – 10 November 2021
Unlock the diversity of indigenous succulents – 17 November 2021
Summer Salads and edible flowers – 24 November 2021
For full event details and booking information click HERE.
GIVE AND GATHER THIS CHRISTMAS
Starts 5 November – Mid-December l Daily 9am 0 5:30pm
Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be a daunting experience. Babylonstoren is making it easy for you to breeze through the festive season with shop.babylonstoren.com and their Christmas pop-up shop that are bursting with hand-picked innovative and exclusive gift options.
You’ll get to choose from exclusive luxury hampers, festive table décor, delicious biscuits, scented gift sets, Babylonstoren’s 2022 calendar and other must-have gifts that will dazzle and amaze. Every special gift is hand-selected, packed and packaged with the greatest care. All you have to do is make space under the Christmas tree.
Where is the pop-up shop? In the Babylonstoren Scented Room
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Babylonstoren has been named the most innovative wine tourism experience in South Africa!
According to the Best of Wine Tourism Awards 2022, the quality, innovation, range and excellence with which their tastings and experiences are offered clinched them the top laurels. This news comes hot on the heels of the Condé Nast Traveler Magazine 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards, in which more than 800 000 travellers from across the globe voted Babylonstoren Farm Hotel as the #1 hotel in Southern Africa!