The team working on a secret project

In between production meetings, product shoots, power cuts and brainstorming, we decided to pay a visit to Babylonstoren, one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, in preparation for our upcoming issue.

Located in the Drakenstein Valley, the views of this farm will consume you for hours. The exceptionally neat and unique garden consists of fifteen clusters ranging from vegetable areas, berries, bees, indigenous plants, ducks and chickens as well as a prickly pear maze.

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Prickly Pear Garden
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Exploring the Gardens
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Fruits and veg are harvested all year round
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Discover beautiful garden architecture

Be sure to check out the Babel Restaurant for lunch. Alternatively, if you’re looking for something a bit more low key, the Green House offers a delicious breakfast, with all fresh produce chosen carefully from the Babylonstoren garden itself. Located underneath a large oak tree, with sun rays shining through in the late morning, it truly is a magical experience.

Babel Restaurant
Inside the Babel restaurant
The Greenhouse
Our Art Director, Marushka, in her happy place
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Inside the Green House


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Fresh plums on every corner
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Simple finishes

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Images and words by Jessie Bell