About an hour outside of Capetown, Babylonstoren is one of South Africa’s oldest werfs, or farmyards. In 2010, Karen Roos, a former editor at South Africa’s Elle Decoration, reimagined the property as a fantasy farm stay with an eight acre garden that grows 300 varieties of fruits and vegetables. Guests are welcome to help the head gardener prune and plant and to join the chef in his daily harvest. Some of the 13 laborers’ cottages that have been rebuilt for guests also have kitchens for those who want to pick and prep their own meals. From $240.
This appeared in the May 2015 issue.