Explore the world of Babylonstoren’s olives

Babylonstoren Babylonstoren Klapmuts/Simodium Road, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Take a stroll through the olive orchards with farmer Ian de Villiers who will explain how to grow, maintain and harvest olives. We then move from orchard to press as Petrus van Eeden, our resident olive man, explains the production process. Once you understand how olives are grown, you’ll delve into different olive oil varieties […]

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All about eggs: From coop to table | Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren Babylonstoren Klapmuts/Simodium Road, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

There’s no end to the magic of eggs and in this workshop, we’ll explore this versatile farm staple with our executive chef Schalk Vlok. Join us in the Old Bakery for a masterclass on how to use eggs in showstopping seasonal dishes from breakfast and beyond. We’ll explore a few basic but egg-cellent ideas that […]

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Craft your own homemade soaps | Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren Babylonstoren Klapmuts/Simodium Road, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

The experience kicks off with a visit to our farm’s aromatic fields to harvest rosemary, lavender or rose geranium. In the Scented Room, you’ll learn how essential oils are distilled before using these in your own soap. Practical advice on the intricacies of natural soapmaking, such as infusing, preparing and casting soap will be shared […]

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Capture the season’s scents with fragrant herbs | Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren Babylonstoren Klapmuts/Simodium Road, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Nose your way through the world of fragrance and discover the joyful variety grown at Babylonstoren. Join Gundula, guardian of our Healing Garden, in harvesting and exploring various ways in which natural fragrances can perfume your everyday living. Steaming coffee from the Lekker Room is served upon arrival. Lunch in the Tasting Room is included.

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Bank on it! Seed saving and swopping in the garden | Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren Babylonstoren Klapmuts/Simodium Road, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

If you’re a collector or enjoy experiencing the full cycle of life, pop over for this workshop to get down to the nitty-gritty of seed saving. Weather permitting, Gundula Deutschländer, our master gardener, will guide you into the garden to collect various seeds. The walk will be followed by an overview of the marvellous mechanics […]

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Broaden your gardening horizons with indigenous trees | Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren Babylonstoren Klapmuts/Simodium Road, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Come and spend the day with Ernst van Jaarsveld, our resident botanist and tree expert, as he guides you through the diversity of trees in various Southern African ecosystems, including the highveld, bushveld, subtropical coast, coastal Karoo, Namib and fynbos biome. Together, you will explore the cultivation of trees at Babylonstoren and their use in […]

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Pasta from scratch with olive pesto | Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren Babylonstoren Klapmuts/Simodium Road, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Farm foodie, Louzel Steyn, will share a few tricks on making and cooking the perfect pasta, as well as how best to pair different pasta styles with different sauces. Our olive expert, Petrus van Eeden, will guide guests through our olive oil cellar where farm-grown olives are used to make tapenades and luxurious olive oils. […]

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Combat garden pests, naturally | Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren Babylonstoren Klapmuts/Simodium Road, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Toss out the pesticides! Our botanist, Ernst van Jaarsveld, and entomologist, Arné Stander, will teach you how to plan a garden ecosystem that encourages predatory birds, insects, spiders and other garden animals to restore the balance in your garden – the way nature intended. Steaming coffee from the Lekker Room is served upon arrival. Lunch […]