Tuesday, 20 December 2011

dec, 20th - babylonstoren....

day 657:

Babylonstoren is a beautiful place. Like its name suggests, it does have the bountiful Babylon about it. i've seen pictures of it from afar and been very keen to experience it for myself. the creation of Karen Roos, ex-editor of Elle Deco SA and her husband, Koos Bekker, it is a farm that combines Cape Dutch history with a solid backdrop of nature and a good dose of contemporary sophistication and style.

we tried to find a spot in Babel, the restaurant, back in November but it was already fully booked for the whole of December (not a surprise that people are flocking to enjoy this spot) but we were fortunate to be able to attend the opening of the new Babel Tea House last Friday with my friend, Loula {see day 437}.

As with everything else on the farm: the holiday cottages, the vast food gardens, the restaurant, the rolling hills of vines.......the new Tea House is spectacular. It is situated around the impressive greenhouse (which will be glorious in the cooler months) although on such a bright day we all enjoyed the tables and cool breeze under the trees outside.

unsurprisingly, the attention to detail is amazing and the focus is firmly on nature. our drinks were a choice of red, yellow or green that all tasted deliciously refreshing and as Loula said 'as if we were doing something good for our bodies.' we ate generous portions of carrot cake and shared a decadent chocolate cupcake.

Babylonstoren is a hard place to leave. And Limi's favourite part......

the giant tortoise.


  1. Oh Dee you must have been in your element taking photos here, it looks so wonderful .... and those juices, yummo !!!
    Love the shot of you and Limi too.

  2. You always find the most amazing places - how gorgeous!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! xx


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