Taking a drive out to Babylonstoren from Cape Town CBD won’t even take an hour and if you stay out in the Northern Suburbs it’s not even 20 minutes away.
This is why so many people love visiting this farm, full of so many things to do just a stones throw from Cape Town.
5 Reasons to Visit Babylonstoren this Summer
If you’ve never been to Babylonstoren, here’s 5 reasons you should make sure you’ve got it on your Summer To-Do List because there is plenty to do on the farm from day trips to romantic overnight stays in their luxurious accommodation.
1. The Food is Fresh and SUPER delicious
When people talk about Babylonstoren, they generally talk about the amazing food they’ve eaten at either Babel or The Bakery! We’ve eaten lunch at Babel in the past, but this time we opted for our dinner at The Bakery and Breakfast at Babel.
Dinner at The Bakery was a special experience that included fresh salads of hand picked veggies straight from the garden, and bottomless pizza and pasta! We walked out wishing we could eat more, but our stomachs just couldn’t do it.
Make sure you book in 2 months in advance because The Bakery is super popular and it is only open for dinner on Wednesday and Friday nights.
Breakfast at Babel was a huge selection of fresh juices, granola, cold meats, cheese, biltong and WAY more just to start.
For the main breakfast, there is a daily selection of hot meals to choose from, of which I’d highly recommend their farm style breakfast that includes ALL the delicious things I needed after a long run I went for that morning.
2. The Gardens are perfect for romantic walks
One of the coolest things about Babylonstoren is that they allow guests to walk/cycle freely around their huge gardens, making it the perfect place to get lost with someone you love. Carlinn and I have taken so many walks here together and every time we do, we find something new.
On our last visit to the property, we found a really amazing lake that has canoes available to overnight guests and some incredible views of the surrounding mountains.
Day Visitors can do a garden tour too, where they are shown all the hidden secrets the gardens have to offer.
3. Their Luxury Accommodation is Top Class
If you’re after a chilled, yet super luxurious place to stay, the Farm Hotel is perfect for winding down and spending some one-on-one time with your loved one.
There are a few choices to choose from that range from One Bedroom Farmhouse Suites to the Two Bedroom Cottages that sleep up to 4 guests. If you’re planning on visiting in a large group, the Manor House sleeps 10 guests and is perfect for that weekend getaway with your mates.
We stayed in a Farmhouse Suite which gave us access to the pool and spa facilities in the Farmhouse itself, as well as the complimentary bar in the library where we settled down for a nightcap before heading to bed.
4. The tasting room at Babylonstoren will have you sipping down good wine for hours
Drinking Wine in the Cape wine lands kinda goes without saying, just ALWAYS remember to take a designated driver if you’re doing day trips to Babylonstoren because I can promise you that one bottle of wine will not be enough. Especially when it comes to their Rosé and Chenin Blanc!
If you’d like to know a little more about how the wines are made, there are tours available and after you can do a tasting in their spectacular tasting room that looks out onto the incredible property.
5. The Trails around the property are perfect for Runners, Hikers & Mountain Bike Enthusiasts
Being in nature is where I’m in my element, so being able to wake up and go for a sunrise trail run around the Babylonstoren Property had me in the best mood for days after we left! They have a koppie on the property that I ran up, which offered spectacular views of the farm staff working in the vines below and low clouds wrapping themselves around the surrounding Jonkershoek Mountains.
There actually so many more things to do at Babylonestoren, which is why Carlinn and I will keep going back over and over again, both for day trips and romantic getaways.
If you’re new to trail running, be sure to check out my Trail Running Essentials Post.