I’ve been dreaming of a getaway ever since returning from the book tour and came across the most MAGICAL place in South Africa that made me think that a stay there would change my life (granted, I also get that feeling sometimes at Whole Foods when loading up my cart with kale and organic face cream- a NEW LIFE!)
Babylonstoren is an one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms close to Cape Town. Renovated and made into a simply beautiful hotel, spa and working farm (not to mention the lauded restaurant and winery) it looks like a little slice of heaven. Be prepared for some SERIOUS eye candy!
I love the Dutch architecture and gorgeous vistas.
The rooms and baths are modern and simple. The all white scheme makes you just say “ahhhhhh…”
So much of the decor and branding here reflects the Delft Blue china that was found when excavating the gardens (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE)
There are many spaces for events as well…
I mean, wine and then farm animals? This is my kinda place.
I just LOVE the large graphics in the restaurant.
How beautiful is this???
Yes, I’ll take a slice of this.
The incredible gardens.
An “insect hotel”. I’m serious.
When exploring the gardens you can take a little respite in this “nests” (um, AWESOME.)
And when your done eating, hiking, exploring the garden, tasting wine, sitting by the pool, watching them make break and olive oil and petting the animals, you can get a massage here.
Hey Santa, note this one. ;)