Franschhoek - Babylonstoren (longer route)

Drive North out of Franschoek, going back past Solms Delta but instead of turning off to the
Helshoogte Pass road, continue past that junction on the R45 direction Paarl.

15h45 Bear left, following the signs for Rupert and Rothschild on your left, but go past them ...

16h00 On your right you'll spot a sign to Babylonstoren. Turn in here. 

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Babylonstoren is a strange and rather amazing place. It’s one of the oldest farmsteads in the winelands (1777) and architecturally, it’s a real treat. But far more than some old buildings and some good wine, this place has a truly superb garden, laid out in the grandest of styles, with a splendid conservatory where they serve amazing teas, most of the ingredients of which come from the garden itself. Even just walking around the garden is something unforgettable.

The staff of 200 (yes, you read that correctly), are such a professional and friendly bunch, you’ll want to take them all home. And don’t miss Babel, the restaurant, either. Lovely to look at and so relaxed. Even the car park of the place is beautiful!


17h30 From Babylonstoren, turn left direction N1.
Be careful of the very confusing four way stop on this road: lots of accidents here in recent years (if you don’t know how these work, the basic principle is that whoever arrives first has right of way).

Keep following signs for N1 Wellington, even though you are going N1 Cape Town. Keep going along this road until you get to the N1 and follow the signs for Cape Town.
This will bring you all the way back into town.