At a glance
- The finest hotel in the Winelands
- World-class restaurant on-site
- Wine and foodie haven
- Historic building
- Acres of stunning natural landscapes
Homosexuality is regarded as a complex issue in much of Africa, but in South Africa it’s far easier. South Africa is the unofficial gay capital of Africa and you’ll find Africa’s biggest LGBTQ+ community in Cape Town.
Cape Town boasts a vibrant and open LGBTQ scene centered in lively neighborhoods like De Waterkant. Find buzzing nightclubs, cafes, beaches, and cultural events catering to the LGBTQ community. Cape Town prides itself on diversity and self-expression.
Same-sex marriage has been legal since 2006, and LGBTQ+ people are protected from discrimination by the constitution. However, negative social attitudes can persist in some rural areas of South Africa, so it’s wise to be cautious when heading outside of major cities.
The 13 suites are exceptionally well appointed. Karen Roos has preserved the 18th-century feel and given it a very modern twist. The lightly accented colours, clean lines and furnishings demonstrate her eye for design. All of the rooms are located in cottages along a pleasant lane leading to the restaurant.
Food & drink
The main restaurant, Babel, is so popular it takes bookings months in advance. It’s one of the finest restaurants in South Africa. Most of the food is grown on the property.
You can also get lunch at the Greenhouse. The breakfast spread is also very impressive. Babylonstoren is a dream destination for foodies – you won’t even have to leave to hotel.
Service & facilities
The hotel boasts an eight-acre kitchen garden with hundreds of different edible plants. It’s a true marvel and probably the highlight of the hotel. There’s also a large swimming pool and a state-of-the-art spa.
Jaike RoweLuxury Travel Expert
"There's no better way to appreciate the natural world than by taking part in a South African safari. You'll have the chance to see the Big Five whilst never compromising when it comes to luxury. "Contact us
Luke MatthewmanLuxury Travel Expert
"The cosmopolitan hub of Cape Town is often overlooked as a fantastic travel destination. It has a palpably vibrant character and a flourishing food scene. I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to experience something completely different. "Contact us
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