Tea, more than just a cuppa

May 21st, 2020


During this period of uncertainty, it does one good to consider the other side of the situation. That it has offered many of us ...

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How To Press Plants to make a Herbarium

May 5th, 2020


The art of pressing plants has long been a favourite childhood activity – children and parents would press flowers with heavy books to make ...

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How to cook with beetroot

April 20th, 2020


by Maranda Engelbrecht



Babylonstoren’s beetroot, freshly harvested, have revealed another dimension in terms of taste to me. They are super-sweet, ready ...

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RECIPE: FOUGASSE WITH HONEY-BAKED CAMEMBERT

April 11th, 2020


We’re well into week three of the lockdown and most of us have settled into the new way of life, and are trying to ...

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How to cook with aubergine

April 8th, 2020


This is a vegetable you either love or loathe. If the latter, it could be that your distaste originated in poor preparation. The aubergine ...

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Special Collections Garden Tours

February 17th, 2020






To keep our garden in tip-top shape all year round requires many skilled hands, sharp secateurs and laborious hours of ...

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All aboard the Franschhoek Wine Tram

January 29th, 2020


Franschhoek
has been offering good wine, scrumptious food and breathtaking vineyard views
for over 300 years – it’s no wonder the region is considered ...

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Must-do holiday activities for families in and around Cape Town

December 9th, 2019

The Mother City is the place if you’re looking for family-friendly things to do over the festive season. While there’s no shortage of guides and ...

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Babylonstoren is growing nuts!

August 1st, 2019

The alluring smell of freshly roasted almonds and macadamia nuts have lured many farm visitors to our newly established Lekker Room. Here, our love for all things fresh, raw and organic is celebrated daily with a tasteful variety of nuts, brittles, rusks and granolas.

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Introducing our new white blend, Candide 2018

August 29th, 2018

What is the secret to happiness? If you were to ask Candide, the protagonist in Voltaire’s satire by the same name, it is that we ‘must cultivate our own garden’.

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