South Africa || Babylonstoren Garden

We arrived late in the afternoon, and the instant we drove through the gates of Babylonstoren we knew we should have planned more time to really take in and enjoy this picturesque slice of the Drakenstein Valley. I love gardens, and especially ones that not only look beautiful but produce fruits and vegetables all year round, then put me out in the middle of eight acres of impeccably planned edible gardens with a glass of wine and I am in heaven.

We were quick to check into our cottage so we could get out into the garden to explore before the sun went down. The Manager of the property was so adorable, she suggested that we fill our wine glasses to enjoy our stroll. It was a perfect suggestion. Although we were visiting in the winter months there were plenty of citrus fruits and winter squash to admire. The only thing that would have made the experience absolutely perfect would have been if my dearly beloved Grandma was with us, no one loved a garden more than Ivy. These photos are for you Gran – enjoy.

To see the blog post on the cottage that we stayed in for the night on the property – stunning – click here.

What to see the inside of the cottages at Babylonstoren? Then click here. For more photos and posts on Africa click here.


4 responses to South Africa || Babylonstoren Garden

  1. Hope Steen

    These pictures are gorgeous. My knowledge of South Africa’s climate and geography is basically that there’s a Drakensberg range and some vineyards and potato farms there, so thank you for the great post.


  2. Lizzette de Vries


    Baie Geluk met die pragtige fotos.
    Terwyl ek daarna gekyk het, het ek in die gees daar gestap en net weereens die wonder van die natuur geniet.
    Baie dankie ook aan Babylonstoren wat dit met ons deel!

    Ons dogter is daar getroud in Mei – natuurlik was dit n sprokie troue!

    Die mense van Babylonstoren het onder ons vel ingekruip!

    Groete van Australia


    • Valentine Post Author

      Thanks Polly some of these were taken by Coscarelli, but the garden is so tranquil and beautiful it does most of the work for you.


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