Wine lovers and foodies. Families and friends looking for an upscale farm experience.
Cycling through the vineyard. Relaxing in a garden filled with exotic granadillas, pineapples, and dragonfruit. Smell of ginger, cardamom, and vanilla in the air. Complimentary wine bar.
Anytime, but October to March is the warmest.
Babylonstoren, originally a Cape Dutch farm, dating back to 1692, is a boutique hotel with an organic garden, a vineyard, and a well known farm-to-table restaurant today.
The accommodation choices include one bedroom suites, one or two bedroom cottages and the newest addition - the Farmhouse suites. Enjoy cozy fireplaces, white walls and open design. Cool off in the pool during the summer or take a nap in one of the hammocks hidden in the trees. Visit the salt room or the sauna in the Spa during the cooler months. Enjoy an authentic farm experience.
Explore all 200 hectares of the farm. Take the garden tour and see all the fruits and vegetables organically grown at Babylonstoren. Partake in harvesting the fruit or pruning the wines. Take the cellar tour and learn about the winemaking process, which includes wine tasting of course. Hike up Babylonstoren Hill or take a canoe through a river. Take advantage of the complimentary mountain bikes. Visit the Greenhouse for tea and homemade scones in the afternoon.
Organic food from the garden. Wine from 13 different grape varieties. Visit the Babel restaurant for contemporary, seasonal dishes. Take a piece of Babylonstoren home with you with something from their Cheese and Bread Shop.
Take a taxi or a rented car from the Cape Town Airport.
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Explorers. Wildlife lovers. Photographers. Adventure Seekers. Rock Enthusiasts.
Plains of wilderness. Afternoon high tea. Peaceful game drives. Pink and blue sunsets.
October to March
Bushmans Kloof is an award-winning South African lodge, located at the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains. The retreat offers unique luxury accommodation complete with an unparalleled wilderness experience. There are 16 rooms and suites to choose from, as well as a private villa for up to 10 guests - the Koro Lodge. Enjoy open plains, botanical gardens and ancient sandstone formations surrounding the area. Relax in the outdoor gazebo, dine anywhere on the vast property or simply take in this ecological oasis.
Travellers visiting Bushman's Kloof will be here to take in the spectacular surroundings and enjoy the personalized tours. Swim in secret waterfalls or kayak in the river, running through the reserve. Hike across the rock formations or roam the plains, where you may spot the elusive Cape Leopard, living in the nearby mountains. Other animals to look out for are Bat-Eared Fox, African Wildcat, Cape Fox, Caracal (African Lynx), Cape Clawless Otter, and Baboon to name a few.
Try the traditional South African braai (barbeque). Enjoy the hotel's own organic garden. Dine anywhere on the property with nothing but the sounds of wildlife around you - deep in the reserve or on the banks of a river.
Take a 3 hour scenic drive from Cape Town.
Bushmans Kloof has protected and saved the largest private Cape Mountain Zebra herd from the brink of extinction.
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