Babylonstoren | South Africa | If Only

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Babylonstoren is a hotel situated in of the oldest Cape Dutch farms in Franschoek, a town in South Africa’s Western Cape famous for its exquisite wine and gastronomy. The real star of the show here is the fertile lands of Babylonstoren farm and gardens which yield fresh fruit and veg and are an ever-changing, botanical tapestry that decorates the hotel’s grounds. The hotel offers a comfortable, high-end experience without compromising on authenticity. As you can imagine, Babylonstoren delivers the freshest flavours with homegrown ingredients. The Garden Spa is the perfect accompaniment to the hotel’s natural spaces while the swimming pool is a restored farm reservoir and perfect for hot summer days.


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At a glance

  • Luxury Hotel
  • 5 Star Deluxe
  • 23 rooms
  • 2 restaurants and bars
  • 4 pools


Getting There

Arrival Airport

Cape Town International Airport

Approximate flight times

Approximately 11 hours 30 minutes from London

Time difference

GMT +2


From October through to April, there can be high rainfall in Kruger which results in beautiful, lush green landscapes and amazing birdwatching but can make game viewing a little trickier due to the dense vegetation. As you enter the dry season from May, water sources dry up bringing out the wildlife and May through September are the best months for safari with August and September generally being peak time. Summer Safari’s (our winter) can also be a great time to go though as morning drives are not as chilly and during the day you can make the most of the pools at your reserve, late November/December is also when a lot of the young animals are born. Temperatures will be fairly warm during the day and chilly through the night and early morning. May is also a great time to visit KwaZulu Natal and ideal for visiting the Drakensberg mountains or for a beach stay in the region. As mentioned earlier, whale watching is at its best from July through November, and November is still off peak.