Serene South Africa


If we ever find ourselves in South Africa, Babylonstoren will be one of our first destinations outside of Cape Town. A hotel with only 17 suites, it is sited at one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms in South Africa, and made up of a farm, restaurant, hotel, and organic garden. All entities flow and feed each other seamlessly in the lovely space – bright, serene suites with kitchenettes, a communal pool and spa, and an open, beautiful garden boasting local plants. The restaurant serves food from the farm, focusing on local produce, in a barn repurposed by designer and food stylist Maranda Engelbrecht.