I'm aware this is a worldwide blog, but I'm located in South Africa, and with all the things to do and see here, maybe you should relocate & join me.

If you ever find yourself in Cape Town, one of the places to add to your list is Babylonstoren. I've seen it mentioned and posted about numerous times on social media, and with every increasing mention, I became more aware of how much I actually wanted to go. 

My boyfriend happened to be visiting me for the weekend, so I dragged him along with me because I'd always wanted him to check it out with me. The Cape Farm dates back to 1692 and boasts 15 different sections to explore: from berries to citrus, ducks to chickens, prickly pears to lavender. It's a sensory overload in the best way possible, and you feel as if your senses just aren't equipped enough to take it all in in one visit. We visited their Greenhouse Restaurant after spending ages walking around the gardens (using the map we were equipped with at the gate, thank goodness!) and decided to have a drink. 

Be warned! This place is damn popular, so we were putting on a 9 table waiting list JUST to have freshly squeezed juice and a beer. If you can, book in advance or put your name down BEFORE you start your walk around. There are light lunches and snacks to order too, plus the well-renowned Babel restaurant which produces unique meals from their own fresh farm produce. 

If you have the cash to splash, you can even stay in their hotel, visit their spa or hire one of their spaces for a function. 

Definitely a space worth checking out for a slow Sunday in Stellenbosch. Pictures below!

Visit their website: www.babylonstoren.com

Published by Gabrielle Akal