I visited Babylonstoren the other day with some friends. I have seen so many pictures of the place on various blogs and was almost over it before even going there… BUT: It is a glorious, peaceful oasis of beauty and good taste that leaves you in awe of the amount of effort and attention to detail that the owners and farmworkers put into EVERYTHING. We ate at the Glasshouse which is good for a snack if you’re popping in on short notice (no need to book), but the fancy restaurant is called Babel and requires some serious advanced planning… I think about 3 months to get a booking.
My favourite about the Babylonstoren is that you can walk around the gardens for hours, and not only do they grow all the fruit and veggies for the restaurants, but they grow things like cotton - not enough to farm but I had actually, unbelievably, never seen a cotton bush or flower before. So it’s a great place to educate yourself or your children about nature. Touch, smell, pop open seeds, read the plant labels, take a few sneaky seeds to propagate at home…
The shop is full of delicious and beautiful things, like dusty pink ceramic oyster mushroom plates serving plates… everyone needs one of those right?? (I do…)
It was citrus season when we were there, but I’m dead keen to go back in Spring when we’re back from Europe!!