Can luxury be the enjoyment of nature’s beauty and man’s traditional know-how?  Karen Roos, in South Africa, certainly thinks so.

And Babylonstoren, her achievement is the perfect demonstration of this belief. Created in a beautifully restored 18th century Wineland estate, it is a working farm and a luxury hotel, where guests can enjoy the ultimate pleasure of picking their own fruit and vegetable before enjoying them in the Babel restaurant, or the Greenhouse tearoom. Completed with a spa and all the facilities to enjoy the surrounding mountains, this country getaway blends nature and sophistication in a remarkable respectful way.

BABYLONSTOREN / Klapmuts Simondium Road Franschhoek 7670 / SOUTH AFRICA