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Babylonstoren // An Exceptional Country Getaway in South Africa

Babylonstoren // An Exceptional Country Getaway in South Africa

Babylonstoren is a Cape Dutch farm (one of the oldest!) in the Cape Winelands, South Africa, with vineyards and orchards surrounded by the dramatic mountains of the Drakenstein Valley. It has an exceptionally well–preserved werf dating from

Tulbagh is a wonderful place to visit to see the vernacular Cape Dutch architecture. The combination of whitewashed walls, Dutch gables, reminiscent of Amsterdam, thick wattle and daub walls.  The valley was first discovered by European settlers in 1658. The town was developed in 1743. Post the 1969 earthquake every historic home in Church Street was restored to its original glory. These 32 buildings now are the largest concentration of National Monuments in a single street in South Africa.

Tulbagh is a wonderful place to visit to see the vernacular Cape Dutch architecture.

Groot Constantia  http://www.travelandtransitions.com/destinations/destination-advice/africa/cape-town-travel-things-todo/

Groot Constantia - a fine example of Cape Dutch architecture in Cape Town. This historical house showcases an amazing selection of antique furniture - and borders the famous vineyards.

Located about 40 miles outside Cape Town in the renowned wine region of Franschhoek, the lush 500-acre Babylonstoren feels more like a utopia than a farm. Originally cultivated by French Huguenot refugees in the late 1600s, today the former estate's historic grounds house a staggeringly beautiful maze of gardens and vineyards populated by crisp, traditional Cape Dutch-style buildings.

Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren South Africa's rural oasis offering a garden of earthly delights - Also check out Stellenbosch Slow Food Market Sat.

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The picturesque street in Tulbagh, Western Cape, is home to 32 historical buildings - the highest concentration in the country. Many of the buildings were severely damaged in an earthquake in but have been restored in an extensive restoration project.

Klein Karoo farmhouse south africa

Klein Karoo farmhouse south africa Very convenient for an overnight stop on your way the Eastern Cape.

River Cottage | McGregor self catering weekend getaway accommodation, Western Cape | Budget-Getaways South Africa

River Cottage, McGregor, Western Cape on Budget-Getaways

Graaff-Reinet Museum, Graaff-Reinet Eastern Cape, South Africa | by South African Tourism

Graaff-Reinet Museum, Graaff-Reinet Eastern Cape, South Africa | by South African Tourism

Vredenheim Wine Farm, The Stellenbosch Wine Route, Cape Town

Vredenheim Wine Farm, The Stellenbosch Wine Route, Cape Town. Literally house of peace.

Cape Dutch house, Paarl, South Africa by Kleinz1, via Flickr

This house, found in Paarl, South Africa is built in the Cape Dutch style. It is declared a heritage site.

Winery in South Africa I visited near Stellenbosch [xpost from earthporn cos i fail at rules][1536x2048]

Winery in South Africa I visited near Stellenbosch [xpost from earthporn cos i fail at

Babylonstoren Beautiful Retreat in South Africa | Afflante.com

in the Cape Dutch tradition Babylonstoren was founded in and the manor…

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