Tuesday, June 14, 2011

{Babylonstoren}

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Just 45 minutes outside Cape Town exists a place and hotel that I dream about when I want to get away from it all. Let me just break it down..large gardens that produce every imaginable herb, fruit and vegetable where their emphasis is on good, simple, juicy and tasty food - straight from the garden to the table. Are you with me on this one? Seriously just look at that food and those accommodations...so clean and beautiful looking.


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16 comments:

angela hardison said...

wow... i want to go, right now! looks amazing.

MarykeV said...

This farm is about 15 mins from my house, and it belongs to my former big boss, South Africa's big media magnate. His wife did the interior for the restaurant and the guest house and it's really breathtakingly beautiful. Thanks for posting! Maryke

MarykeV said...

oh, interesting trivia - the style of architecture is called Cape Dutch and it's unique to the Cape Winelands. When the Dutch colonised the Cape in the 1600s, they brought with them the gables of Amsterdam canal houses. Only, they couldn't believe the space they now had available, so they schlepped wings on both sides of the gable, creating this style. Historically they were built from clay bricks and chalked to be white, with thatched roofs, and yellowwood woodwork throughout the house, with walls as thick as your arm. I really want one...

Cristina said...

Fantastic place!!

The Feminist Housewife said...

Oh my....so incredibly beautiful!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

so much to love! the tolemeo lamps by the bed are my favorite

H.G. The Countess said...

Ooooh we are planning to go to Cape Town next fall, thanks for this tip!

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Gorgeousost! Hope all is well!
Would love to catch up!
Love your blog!
Xo
Jamie Herzlinger

Nicolette said...

Small world! I too only live a few minutes away from this fantastic place! Beautiful area with plenty stunning wine farms to visit...

Melinda said...

Wow - what a stunning part of the world and a beautiful hotel. I so rarely see anything from that part of the world, so it makes a wonderful change to see something so breathtaking. Thanks for expanding my borders to something beyond the US and Australia.

Yummi Yanni said...

truly an inspiring and magical experience! we love it and make sure to visit when ever we are in the Cape

rachel @ Just a Touch of Gray said...

Yes please!!!!

rachel @ Just a Touch of Gray said...

Oh and I'm a new follower! Been reading for awhile... love your blog :)

Whitney said...

Sold! Amazing. Seriously amazing.

Laura said...

Where do I sign up?! Gorgeous in every way!!

Home Lighting said...

Amazing sceneries! Nature's beauty at its best. The lighting effect in the pictures is stunning!