The Winelands



Immerse yourself in natures beauty

Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch Farms in South Africa, dating back to 1692. The magnificent farmhouse sits in a 3.5 hectare garden surrounded by a fruit farm and vineyards which are bustling with life and colour.

There are nine suites in the Farmhouse, a stunning collection of 19 cottages spready around the grounds, and the beautiful 18th century Manor House which is ideal for larger groups and families. Adding sophisticated contemporary touches to the historic and homely Cape-Dutch architecture, this is a seriously stylish place. Together with the exceptional spa, celebrated dining and warm service, Babylonstoren is among our favourite spots in all Africa.

From rowing lakes to cycling between vegetable gardens, the property’s ‘farm-to-fork' experience takes every guest on a unique journey that aims to keep things simple and as true to the earth as possible. Wander through the grounds with one of Babylonstoren's experienced gardeners, while tasting, smelling and touching along the way. There are 200 hectares of this working farm to explore - or simply relax in the comfort of your cottage with a glass of Babylonstoren's award-winning wine.


At a glance

  • Nine suites, 19 cottages, Five-bedroom Manor House

  • Babel restaurant farm-to-fork experience

  • The Garden Spa

  • Vineyard and wine tasting studio

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    Wine tasting

    Enjoy an afternoons wine tasting in The Tasting room which is adjacent to the Wine Cellar. Large glass panels offer up a panoramic backdrop to your experience.

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    The Scent Room

    See how natural products are turned into luxurious soaps, scents and candles in this interactive workshop.

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    Guided walks

    Explore 200 hectares of pristine farmland on foot, you can explore on your own or you can request a guided tour. In season, guests can help with harvesting, pruning or planting. Of the five different walking routes available, each of them takes you on a journey through the vibrant colours and delicious aromas.

Community & Culture

Babylonstoren places great value on the upliftment of the community which is why the Babylonstoren Trust was founded. The Trust raises funds for community projects such as the Learning Centre where our farmworkers’ children are cared for while their parents work in our vineyards and orchards. From pre-school to high school learners, they school is well equipped and provides a well-rounded experience which has seen a number of pupils excel and move into further education.


The organic garden is home to birds, bees and insects – all critters are welcome and part of the ecosystem and protecting the diversity in the garden is also a key aim.

Cape honeybees are honoured workers on the Babylonstoren Farm and play a key role in pollinating many garden fruits, herbs and vegetables. The team provides a safe habitat where bees can build homes and find a variety of nutritious food and water sources.

Some six-legged creatures are vital when it comes to decomposing, pollination, seed dispersal, serving as a food source for insectivores and maintaining plant and animal community structures.


Sustainability is at the heart of all processes at Babylonstoren. This ethos of treading as lightly as possible on the land has steered our recycling and sustainability system – an ongoing project that is constantly being evaluated and refined.

As well as almost all the food being locally grown, Babylonstoren’s ambitious approach to reduce its carbon footprint involved an inhouse industrial engineer and has included the development of sustainable packaging and recycling systems, while water consumption has been cut in half.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

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  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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