Things To Do in Groot DrakensteinBabylonstoren Gardens
Where? Off the R44, Groot Drakenstein, Cape Winelands
When? 09h00 to 17h00 Wednesday to Sunday
How? Call +27 (0)21 863-3852
How much? Falls into price group R1 to R100 per person. Confirm with the provider.
Visit the Babylonstoren in Groot Drakenstein. This beautiful Cape garden was inspired by the 17th century gardens of the Dutch East India Company and boasts hundreds of varieties of fruit, vegetable and herbs; among these is a 200 year old Mulberry tree.
The garden is formal in structure and every one of the varieties of plants in the garden is edible and grown as biologically as possible. The garden is divided into 15 different clusters; veggie areas, berries, bees, indigenous plants, ducks and chickens. There is also a prickly pear maze. A clivia walk meanders along its river boundary beneath ancient olive trees and the river is channelled and filtered through fish ponds - an enchanting place that deserves a few hours of your time.