Nature writes your menu, and you should listen. 

Needing little introduction, Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms. It has a fruit and vegetable garden of beauty and diversity, unique accommodation, fine food and wine, and a sense of wellbeing.

With the Simonsberg, Du Toitskloof and Franschhoek mountains as backdrop, Babylonstoren's garden is majestic. Dating back to 1692, the fortunes of this historic fruit and wine farm took a turn ten years ago when it fell under the gaze of former magazine editor Karen Roos. Her passion for historic Cape Dutch style led to an authentic yet contemporary restoration that projects the farm into the future. 

It is truly one of the most beautiful farms I have visited and highly recommend a visit. If for lunch or just a peak at the farm-shop, or a wander through the magnificent 3.5 acre garden. Babel is edgy and sophisticated following a farm-to-fork philosophy, with seasonal, unconventional combinations that will surprise and delight. Alternatively try the Greenhouse for an informal "picnic" lunch under the shade of parasols and gravel crunching under your feet.

Spring is the perfect time to visit. The springtime blossoms are magical, lemons are in abundance and lunchtime is about cucumber pimms and garden greens, underneath the shade of wide brimmed hats.

Food for the soul.
Location | Franschhoek
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