Cape Wine Route│Stay In Luxury

Wild flowers at Babylonstoren with Simonsberg backdrop


Its origins - In 1692, when the borders of the Cape Colony expanded after the arrival of French Huguenots, the farm was granted by Governor Simon van der Stel to the burger Pieter van der Byl. He laid out the first vineyards and altered water courses to provide irrigation. The oldest buildings on the farm went up.

Cape Dutch architecture is named for the style of the 17th and 18th century Cape of Good Hope. Characteristic features include soft, whitewashed walls of stone or primitive brick, ornate gables and thatched roofs.

Babylonstoren  lies in the Drakenstein Valley on 200 hectares, between Franschhoek and Paarl. Surrounded by the Simonsberg, Du Toitskloof and Franschhoek Mountains, Babylonstoren is in the heart of the Cape Winelands. It is some 60km from the city of Cape Town and an easy 45 min drive from Cape Town International Airport.

Cape Dutch Manor House Babylonstoren
En-suite suites at Babylonstoren
En-suite suites at Babylonstoren bedroom to bathroom view
En-suite one bedroom guest cottages at Babylonstoren
En-suite suites at Babylonstoren
Cottage with glass kitchen at Babylonstoren
                 Living room and kitchen cottage at Babylonstoren
Cottage bathroom at Babylonstoren
Cottages at Babylonstoren

En-suite Two Bedroomed Guest Cottages
4 en-suite two bedroomed guest cottages which are ideal for families and 4 guests travelling together
2 en-suite one bedroomed guest cottages
6 en-suite suites
• All the cottages have under-floor heating and most have fireplaces
• All cottages have either a garden or vineyard view with an area for alfresco dining
• For families or guests travelling in a small group, Babylonstoren’s historic Cape Dutch home, the five-bedroomed Manor House is available on request only on an exclusive use basis.

Babel Restaurant
Opening hours:  for lunch Wednesdays to Sundays and for dinner Friday and Saturday evenings 

Picking vegetables for Babel Restaurant with view of Simonsberg
Babel Restaurant
Babel Restaurant
Spa at Babylonstoren
Saltwater Pool
Spa at Babylonstoren
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 09:00 – 17:00
Contact number: +27 (0) 21 863 3852

Wine Tasting
To book please email
Or call on + 27 (0) 21 863 3852 between
08h30 – 17h00 (GMT+2)