Don’t let the glimmer of sunshine fool you … it’s still winter in the Winelands. Rainy days are aplenty as you can savour the flush of blood oranges from Babylonstoren’s orchards and eagerly anticipate the start of the waterblommetjie harvest for warm winter bredies, and a few other farm favourites.
Babylonstoren voted best resort hotel in Africa
by Travel + Leisure readers
Book a three-night hotel stay until the end of August and stay an extra night with compliments from the Babylonstoren Farm Hotel, recently awarded the prestigious title of Best Resort Hotel in Africa for 2023 by Travel + Leisure readers. The Babylonstoren Farm Hotel also ranks 14th on the Travel + Leisure list of 100 Best Hotels in the World. There is enough to see and do at this landmark situated in Simondium, Paarl for you to enjoy.
Winter self-care boost
Relish in a much-needed winter wellness boost at Babylonstoren’s hot spa. Guests can nourish body and soul in this beautiful and restorative indoor-outdoor space set among the vineyards and young orchards. Soak in the warm water and steam in the vitality pools alongside a welcoming hearth, or scrub away the winter woes in the traditional Rasul chamber.
New Babel winter menu
After a reviving winter break, executive chef Schalk Vlok and his team at Babel Restaurant are back with a new winter menu. As always, seasonal vegetables and fruits from their abundant garden are the focus of the menu – from sweet-sour blood oranges to the noble knobbles of the garden like celeriac, leeks and brassicas. And what would winter in the Boland be without a bowlful of moreish Cape pondweed (better known in the valley as waterblommetjies)!