Break away to Paarl for a relaxing farm stay with your family

With the first half of the year that slipped by us ever so subtly but ever so fast, we have the school holiday taking place in July.

July is the ideal month to take some much needed down time to rest and re-charge the batteries.

It is also the ideal opportunity to re-connect with loved ones and spend some quality time together.

Paarl is known to be a town that prides itself on having some excellent schools and our town has an atmosphere that lends itself strong to family values and a love for the youth. We are the perfect destination to enjoy a self-catering farm stay with your family and to enjoy the calm and restfulness our town has to offer.

We have put together a few accommodations options for you to consider and hope that you will come and re-charge and rest in the pearl of the Winelands!



Dating back to 1692, Babylonstoren is a historic Cape Dutch farm that boasts one of the best preserved farmyards in the Cape. It is known for its magnificent garden that is laid out over 3,5 hectares (8 acres).

Every aspect of Babylonstoren, including the contemporary Farm Hotel & Spa, the Farm Shop and Bakery, are led by the ever-changing tapestry and botanical diversity of the garden.

All the cottages have underfloor heating and most have fireplaces

  • All cottages have either a garden or vineyard view with an area for alfresco dining
  • For families or guests travelling in a small group, Babylonstoren’s historic Cape Dutch home, the five-bedroomed Manor House is available on request only on an exclusive use basis. Please contact

us for further details.

some of the existing farm buildings transformed into sophisticated guest accommodation with their two-bedroomed cottages ideal for family farm stays.

Guests are invited to join in the harvesting, pruning, planting or picking of our many fruit, herbs, nuts, spices and vegetables. Walks span over three kilometres in the garden and the gardeners would love to give you a guided tour every day at 10h00. Bookings essential.

Spa, Gym, Swimming Pool, Bird watching, cycling, cooking courses, kayaking

“Take it slow” is words to operate by when staying at Babylonstoren. Leisurely strolls through the garden, relaxing dinners in the various restaurant offerings they have and immersing yourself in the quiet, calm farm life will leave you recharged and ready for the next half of the year.


Mooibly Cottages

Mooibly, which translated means “Keep well” offers five charming thatched cottages, each on with their own “wine name”.

The cottages can sleep up to six people and are fully equipped and have barbecue facilities with private verandahs.

The magnificent views of the Mooibly vineyards and Wellington valley is more than enough cause to be able to relax and connect with nature.

Mooibly is an ideal base from which to explore the rest of the Winelands.


Oude Denneboom

Oude Denneboom is located in the renowned Voor-Paardeberg area of the Paarl Winelands.

Their 4-star accommodation was born out of the necessity to preserve the old buildings on the farm.

The shepherd’s cottage date from the early 1800’s. Every cottage on this farm has its own story of a previous life and a different contribution to the farm and forms an integral part of Oude Denneboom’s history and everyday life.

The Shepherd’s Cottage and Stable Cottage is located in the heart of a private game reserve, surrounded by huge trees and views of beautiful mountain ranges.

There is an abundance of animal and bird life, including species such as Springbok, eland, blue wildebeest and zebra. Each cottage can accommodate up to four guests and has two bedrooms.

The newly renovated Vineyard cottages are located on a different part of the farm and is surrounded by vineyards and olive trees. They also have beautiful views towards the Paardeberg mountain range. There are two semi-detached cottages and their Vineyard loft cottage.

The cottages’ living areas come equipped with a fireplace as well as an outside fire pit and they share a small swimming pool.

Children can spot zebras, eland, wilbebeest and various other animals. They can also run around or cycle freely, giving mom and dad much needed time off.


Schoongezicht Country house

The Schoongezicht Country House is spacious and is situated in the centre of a farm with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.

The country farm house is spacious and modern with all amenities provided. At the front of the house is a balcony where beautiful views can be enjoyed of amazing scenery, beautiful dams and mountains.

The two big, en-suite rooms are extremely comfortable and to wake up to the tranquillity of the surroundings is absolutely amazing.