Destination | Babylonstoren
An Exquisite Getaway in Cape Dutch
To travel has a constant appeal for me - there are so many places that I have yet to discover, but every so often I come across a place that sparks a wanderlust so fierce and so complete that I find myself capable of thinking of very little else. The place shown in these photos is an example of just that. Called Babylonstoren, it is a working farm that dates back to 1690 in South Africa's Cape Dutch. In Canada I am impressed when a building is just 100 years old, yet the buildings on the farm date back to 1777, and as you can see they are still exquisite and in perfect working order. Babylonstoren is in fact a working farm with luxury accommodation. With just 14 suites it doesn't feel like a busy, happening hotel, but more like a place of peace, quiet and discovery. Guests can wander the vast grounds and gardens, or even lend a hand and pick the fresh veggies that will be the star ingredient in dinner that night. The original architecture gleams with whitewash while the thatch roofs lend an organic appeal. Although the stunning imagery lends inspiration to write a good deal more about Babylonstoren, I leave you to take in the photos and dream. (Check back this afternoon for a follow up post - there were too many gorgeous shots and I couldn't bring myself to edit them down!) Enjoy!
UPDATE: for more exquisite imagery, click here.