FRANSCHHOEK, SOUTH AFRICA
“Recently restored by former editor of Elle Decoration South Africa, Karen Roos, this Dutch-style wineland estate with luxury hotel and working farm is not to be missed. Attention to detail is paid to everything while keeping the atmosphere casual and relaxed. Hotel manager Elmine Nel's warmth and friendliness makes you feel like this this is your new home. Do not miss the hotel's breakfast and lunch. All the produce is sourced from the property's magnificent garden. It can't get fresher than that! My family and I can't wait to go back.”
- Trusted Friend: Jennifer Rubinstein, NYC
(Date Experienced: June 2011)
A South African wine country vacation.
As a couple, with friends or family.
Sitting in our villa in front of the wood-burning fireplace enjoying a bottle of wine courtesy of of Babylonstoren.
Best time to go
September to June
Despite it's Franschhoek address, the hotel is located halfway between Franschhoek and Paarl.
ZAR 3950 ($476) per room/night