A few weeks ago, I made my first visit to beautiful Babylonstoren near Franschhoek.

This is quite a picture heavy post, and this is a very edited version of the pics I took on the day.


The farm’s history can be traced back as far as 1690, and used to serve as a food supplier to the ships passing through the Cape.

Today, the 8 acre garden has been rejuvenated into a formal structure, inspired by the Company Gardens. Every single plant in the garden is edible and is grown as biologically as possible.

Inside the greenhouse

We went on a guided around the gardens, and had most of the 300 varieties explained to us.


The view and a resting place in the garden


The day's harvest


Garden features
More garden features
The old Mulberry Tree

Babel is the restaurant at the farm. Here we were served a delicious lunch based around the fruit and veg that is in season in the garden. The herbs, fruit and veg used in the restaurant are gathered daily from the garden.

Babel interior

I can’t wait to visit in the Spring to see how much the garden has changed,

Contact Babylonstoren on 021 863 3852 or at enquiries@babylonstoren.com

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