Along the Vlei

June 3rd, 2013

We grow an exceptional range of food plants at Babylonstoren.  The Cape’s mediterranean climate is one of the reasons that so many plants from around the world manage to adapt and thrive.  Our summers are hot and dry, followed by a cool, wet winter where temperatures seldom drop below  3°C. Irrigation throughout summer is essential and the winter rains are welcomed, as they restore the natural streams, dams  and ground reserves.

The rising water levels at this time of year are most visible in the vlei, where  the boardwalks keep your feet dry as you walk past otter tracks and waterblommetjies along the water’s edge.


Guest staying in the cottages must not miss this special walk on the farm, especially late afternoon when the light softens or after the rain when the clouds lift to reveal panoramic views of  Simonsberg, Paarl’s granite rocks and Klein Drakenstein mountains in the distance behind Babylonstoren koppie.


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