Get Your Glow On

July 31st, 2015

Our Garden Spa, tucked away behind the Greenhouse, echoes the seasonal rhythm of the garden. During the winter slumber, our gardeners are as busy as ever, pruning and planting, preparing for the garden’s re-awakening in summer.

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Eat, Drink & Be Cozy

June 4th, 2015

We often get asked what the best time of year is to visit our garden. In reply we quote Patrice Taravella, the architect of our heritage garden, who says that a garden is like someone you love, it is beautiful in every season. Winter at Babylonstoren certainly has its own charm...

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Waterblommetjiebredie

August 6th, 2013



A great Boland convention is waterblommetjiebredie (a delectable, hearty stew). Waterblommetjie (Aponogeton distachyos) literally denotes “water flower” and is endemic to the Western Cape.  During the ...

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Stay warm this weekend! Glühwein Recipe

August 10th, 2012

There’s some pretty icy weather forecast for the Western Cape this weekend, so we can’t think of anything more appropriate than making a big pot ...

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Winter Special

July 13th, 2012

It’s been a cold winter, hasn’t it? A great way to beat the chill is to come and experience the warm cosiness of our farm ...

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Young Waterblommetjies

May 25th, 2012

A perfect accompaniment to the cold, wet Cape winter weather is a warm pot of waterblommetjiebrede, made with the flowers of a waterlily plant – ...

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Next up: Naartjie Mampoer

May 18th, 2012

About a year ago, our winemaker, Charl Coetzee, was tasked with setting up and running the Babylonstoren distillery. The distillery is now all set up ...

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Winter Warmth

May 9th, 2012


Slowly but surely, winter is approaching, and when it’s chilly like this , we can’t think of a better way to beat the winter ...

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Early Morning on the Farm

May 4th, 2012

There’s nothing as lovely as an early morning on the farm after a few days of rain, with everything looking and smelling so nice and ...

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