A fantastic morning or afternoon trip in the Western Cape for the whole family.

Pumpkins in early autumn at Babylonstoren Things to do in Cape Town
Photographer for the above 4 photos: Sonnette Pierce

Our visit to Babylonstoren for the very 1st time a few years ago was one of amazement.  Just like the kids, I saw in the garden during my last visit.  Children run around in beautiful vegetable gardens asking their parents every few minutes: “what is this daddy?”  Parents explained that when they were little they used to grow these vegetables in their home gardens…

A visit to Babylonstoren is tranquil.  There is enough space to hide away from the crowd and enjoy the sounds of nature.  There is enough to feast your eyes on and when your feet get tired there is enough to eat at the fantastic restaurants.

Photo: Babylonstoren
The above photos were taken during a very early spring visit.

Things to do:

Relaxing at the Greenhouse Restaurant area is ideal for an informal lunch.  No bookings are necessary but guests are seated on a first come first serve basis.  You can sit outside under the trees or in the Greenhouse. 

Babel Restaurant is the proudly “farm to fork” restaurant on the farm.  Here you can enjoy farm-fresh produce straight from the garden.  Booking is essential.

At the Bakery Restaurant, you can enjoy Italian-inspired evening meals with live accordion music.  Obviously, booking is essential as well.

Wine Tasting for the adults and there is a cellar tour every hour.  Bookings are advisable.

Enjoy the Garden Spa.  (spa@babylonstoren.com for more information)

There are garden tours, which happen in rain or sunshine.  You just need to book in advance.

The very cool farm shop includes a Meat room and a Cheese room.

Visit the Spice House and Healing garden.

The Barn is where you can blend your own bath salts, body scrubs, and face masks.  There is a soap factory and an essential oil distillery where they create their own lavender and rosemary essential oils.  You can view the spring water bottling plant in operation as well as the “juicery”.  In the Barn loft, they still make balsamic vinegar in the traditional way.

Oh and don’t forget the thousands of Clivias that make a stunning display when in flower.  During our previous visit to Babylonstoren, they were in full bloom and I didn’t want to leave.

In my opinion, Babylonstoren is definitely worth a visit next time you are in Cape Town, South Africa.  Also, read more on Babylonstoren and what to do in Cape Town that is fun for kids and adults alike:  Fun-Filled Family Outing in Cape Town

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Pumpkins and Prickly pears at Babylonstoren Western Cape South Africa
Photographer for the above 8 photos: Sonnette Pierce

Our visit to Babylonstoren during August - video below:

Day trips and outings for parents with kids in Western Cape at Babylonstoren Things to do in Cape Town
Photographer for the above 4 photos: Sonnette Pierce