Your Favourites
Login / Register
LOCAL TIME: 07:51 pm | Monday, 26 February
ShowMe™ South Africa RSS Feed ShowMe South Africa Facebook Page Follow ShowMe™ South Africa on Twitter

Babylonstoren Gardens, Cape Winelands

Babylonstoren Gardens Cape WinelandsTake a very interesting walk around Babylonstoren, 8ha of beautiful formal garden, inspired by the Company Gardens of the Cape, where for centuries, ships would replenish with sweet water, vegetables and fruit. Situated on a Cape Dutch farm dating back to 1690, the gardens are surrounded by the dramatic mountains of the Drakenstein Valley. The name originates from the mythical garden of Babylon.

See how over 300 varieties of edible plants are grown biologically. Walks span over three kilometres in the garden. During spring, 7 000 clivias bloom down by the stream, where a secluded path runs in the shade of wild olives and oaks.

Babylonstoren Gardens Cape Winelands

The garden is divided into fifteen clusters spanning vegetable areas, berries, bees, indigenous plants, ducks and chickens and includes a prickly pear maze. Gravity feeds water into waterways from stream into the garden as it was done for 300 years.

Babylonstoren Gardens Cape Winelands RestaurantAnd when you have seen the gardens, satisfy your appetite with a very fresh, different meal at the restaurant. To book please email or call + 27 (0) 21 863 3852. Website. Open Wednesday to Sunday: 09h00 – 17h00. Off the R45 between the N1 and Franschhoek.

More info on the town of Franschhoek More info on the Cape Winelands

Book your accommodation right here on ShowMe.

You can find the top hotels, lodges and Airbnb establishments conveniently placed on the map below. All you need to do is click on the place that’s conveniently located and within your budget and then make a booking. What could be easier?

If the map is not where you want to be, click on the ShowMe Pin and then enter the exact name of the location and the map will adjust accordingly.