South Africa || Babylonstoren
This is got to be one of the most tranquil farm stays anyone can find, and it makes sense that it is on the Conde Naste ‘Hot 100 List 2011‘. With the garden at the heart of Babylonstoren farm, the guest cottages have been designed to allow as much of its beauty and surrounding landscape to follow you indoors. The whitewashed walls of the Cape Dutch architecture coupled with the natural fibers and organic shapes of the charming interior blend perfectly with the environment. It is so serene and blissful you instantly start to take slow long deep reflective breaths.
We were offered the opportunity to see inside one of the smaller cottages equally appointed and reflective upon the Farm’s original Cape Dutch architecture. Although they don’t overlook the garden, they have close access and a wonderful paved outdoor area to lounge and enjoy the sun.
Babel restaurant offers up seasonal finds plucked and picked fresh from the garden. The food is simply prepared and packed with delicious flavor combinations to ensure that the freshness is highlighted . We had to gobble down our breakfast due to our early start, I almost cried having to eat so fast and not getting the chance to try more, my eggs were dreamy and the fresh squeezed juices – heavenly.
For more photos of safari adventures and places we experienced in Africa, including the Garden of Babylonstoren click here.