Babylonstoren farm dates as far back as 1692, and with its eight acre garden as a focus point it is now a venue with two restaurants, a Hotel and Spa, a Farm Shop, etc. The gardens are divided into 15 sections whch contain different fruits, berries, plants and lawns, with interesting features such as a prickly pear maze, a hanging pumpkin tunnel and a Mulberry Meditation corner.
Patterns of lettuce.
The prickly pear maize - we doubt anyone would try to cheat in here.
Mom got some inspiration for her future garden.
And I got some photography inspiration.
A tiny sleeping hedgehog found in the 'Almonds and Bees' section.
Family picture with the hanging pumpkins (it really is pumpkins).
The 'Puffadder', just an interesting shadow tunnel.
The enclosed Mulberry Meditation corner.
'Kalkoene en pampoene' (turkeys and pumpkins).
Then we drove to the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve, where we had a good view of the Paarl from suitably named Paarl Rock.
(Click to view large).
Maarten with a canon they used in the old Cape signalling system.
Looking up at Bretagna Rock.
My two 'Supermen'.
Then came the topmost Bretagna Rock and Gordon's Rock. It was a very short but slippery walk up, and we only realized the size of these solid granite rocks when we got there.