Located about 40 miles outside Cape Town in the renowned wine region of Franschhoek, the lush 500-acre Babylonstoren feels more like a utopia than a farm. Originally cultivated by French Huguenot refugees in the late 1600s, today the former estate's historic grounds house a staggeringly beautiful maze of gardens and vineyards populated by crisp, traditional Cape Dutch-style buildings.
Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Valley Wine Day Trip in South Africa
The Common Room at Le Quartier Francais in Franschoek specialises in small plate-dining. Their tasty titbits include fish pops with chakalaka sauce, ham and cheese bitterballen served with sweet apple mustard and mini pizza with pulled Springbok shank and cabbage.
Babylonstoren // An Exceptional Country Getaway in South Africa