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Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road Healthy, free, the world before me
– Walt Whitman
The few days of holiday over Christmas and New Year’s are meant to relax you, the hard-working employee. Rejuvenate, restore and the like. And most times, you, the hard-working employee, give in without trouble and do sweet fanny adams. Holidays are a chance to indulge your idleness, with Dom Perignon hangovers, sun burn and beach bats with touring Brazilian rugby teams. At least in Cape Town.
But this year… I wanted more. I wanted to visit all the places Winter stole from me in 2013 and to share all the places I got to enjoy with the people I enjoy.
First on my Holiday To-Do List was a return to a favourite of ours at Rhino Africa…
Babylonstoren really is a photographer’s paradise, even those of the iPad tablet kind. See some of my shots below and read more about Babylonstoren in our blog, Organic Bliss at Babylonstoren.
Strawberry Tea at the Greenhouse
Babylonstoren is set on a 300-year-old working farm in the Drakenstein Valley between Franschhoek and Paarl. Surrounded by the Simonsberg, Du Toitskloof and Franschhoek Mountains, it is some 60 km from the city of Cape Town and a 45 min drive from Cape Town International Airport.
The weirdest flower I have ever met… The blooming lotus.
For more information and to book a stay at Babylonstoren, contact one of our expert travel consultants today.
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Tamlin has been exploring, writing about and photographing Africa ever since her first job as a photojournalist for Getaway Magazine. She's lived on an island, eaten with lions, sailed catamarans in the Indian Ocean, tracked wild dogs with Kinglsey Holgate, and white water rafted down the Zambezi and has kept just about every airplane ticket that has crossed her hands.
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Amazing + marvellous place
WHEW! What an awesome surprise!!!
Glad you enjoyed it!
It truly is and definitely worth more than one visit! Be sure to get there early for a table at the lovely Greenhouse.
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