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Babylonstoren Garden

R45 Road, between Paarl and Franscchoek | between Paarl and Franschhoek, South Africa
+27 21 863 3852
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  • Excellent74%
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  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
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“fruit” (38 reviews)
“wine tasting” (28 reviews)
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R45 Road, between Paarl and Franscchoek | between Paarl and Franschhoek, South Africa
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+27 21 863 3852

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens with lots of interesting areas to visit and walk through. We visited in winter and it would obviously be more spectacular after some rains.

Thank PretoriaTravelfreak
lizelazarus, General Manager at Babylonstoren Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Absolutely, and we are very thankful for the wonderful rain we have had in the past week. We look forward to welcome you back to a green and lush garden! Best wishes, Lize and the Babylonstoren team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many charming, friendly and welcoming wine farms to visit in the Cape but Babylonstoren is NOT one of them. From the entrance fee (not featured at any other wine farm in the area) to the disjointed garden and overpriced items on sale, this...More

Thank SA T
lizelazarus, General Manager at Babylonstoren Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It truly saddens us to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to Babylonstoren. Every aspect of Babylonstoren (including the contemporary Farm Hotel and Spa, the Farm Shop and Bakery) is informed by the ever-changing tapestry and botanical diversity of the garden. Entrance fees...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing place , I didn't expect it to be so nice! If you love gardens and nature this is the place to visit on your next trip - great for old and young. The perfume shop is a great little gift shop ,...More

Thank Rika B
lizelazarus, General Manager at Babylonstoren Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Rika The Farm Shop is also our favourite spot! At the Farm Shop you can buy some of the delicious products that we make and serve on the farm. Our Bakery supplies our shop with freshly baked bread to be enjoyed with delicious handcrafted...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic day spent on the garden tour with a guide that was well informed and then having lunch at the Green House restaurant with a waitress that was very accommodating with all our strange requested . After a good meal relaxing in the garden was...More

Thank dennis v
lizelazarus, General Manager at Babylonstoren Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dennis The Greenhouse menu subscribes to the self-same “pick, clean and serve” philosophy as Babel, but with a strong emphasis on honest food with little to no fuss. All our food is served picnic-style in wooden crates with the preserves, jams and salads packaged...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

We didn't stay here, but did walk the gardens and have an afternoon snack in their outdoor (and shaded!) restaurant. Was a lovely way to spend the afternoon - I wish we could have stayed overnight here for the garden safari!

Thank greckers
lizelazarus, General Manager at Babylonstoren Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Greckers We very much hope to welcome you back and this time to indulge in the luxury of the hotel! Best wishes, Lize and the Babylonstoren team

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We toured the Babylonstoren Garden under the guidance of our expert guide Constance. Constance told us that she had been a gardener for the past seven years. The garden is very large and is divided into sections each planted with a different herb variety. As...More

Thank ISMAUR
lizelazarus, General Manager at Babylonstoren Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ismaur The historical Cape Dutch farmhouse with its formal fruit and vegetable garden is the heart of the farm. The garden’s design was inspired by the original Company’s Garden in Cape Town, which supplied sailing ships of the Dutch East India Company with fresh...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

Passionate staff and diverse activities for wine lovers and non wine drinkers. Wine tasting was tastefully done. The Nebukadnesar is pleasant to drink. The garden guide is a must, Miss Didi gave us an excellent tour and kept all of us captivated with the knowledge...More

Thank Justsnowboarder
lizelazarus, General Manager at Babylonstoren Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a delight that you enojyed the Nebukadnesar! Having just stepped out of the judging booth, our Bordeaux king, the Nebukadnesar 2014, came out with a gold medal and a score of 95 out of 100 at the Decanter World Wine Awards, as well as...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

At 10am everyday the workers of the garden take pre-booked (very nb!!) visitors on a tour of the garden. It's great, but it only scratches the surface of an amazing place. You can easily spend hours exploring here and marvelling at the variety of plants...More

Thank Kat W
lizelazarus, General Manager at Babylonstoren Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kat Yes, we offer guided garden tours from Monday to Sunday. The tour starts at the Farm Shop at 10h00. Since Babylonstoren is a working farm we do encourage our visitors to explore on their own - you may encounter gardeners during your visit...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

This attraction has everything you could ever wish to see in a garden environment. The highlight is the guided tour where you are taken round and where all the flowers and fruits are explained to the extent where such an extent that you are left...More

Thank OrlanB
lizelazarus, General Manager at Babylonstoren Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Orlan On the farm and in the garden it is all about the experience and hearing about your wonderful tangible experience brings us great joy! Best wishes, Lize and the Babylonstoren team

Reviewed 3 May 2017

These are probably the most amazing gardens in the whole Western Cape. It is unbelievable what they have managed and achieved with the variations and collections of fauna and flora. All plants are either edible, or have medicinal uses. The layout is also very interesting,...More

Thank Schalk P
lizelazarus, General Manager at Babylonstoren Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Schalk Babylonstoren is beloved for its garden that is laid out over 3,5 magnificent hectares (8 acres), the structure divides into 15 sections that include fruit, berries, bees for pollinating, indigenous plants, fragrant lawns, a prickly pear maze, a clivia tunnel and a plethora...More

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