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.
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.
For more information on events, accommodation, garden tours and shopping – visit www.babylonstoren.com
Images and words by Jessie Bell