Babylonstoren is a 17th Century farm, dating back to the mid 1600s. Started by the Dutch who had begun to colonise the Cape. Today you can find a restaurant and hotel on the premises, do wine tasting and walk for hours through the immense themed gardens boasting some of the widest varieties of fruit, exotic and indigenous plants i have ever seen.
From their selection of healing plants, to poisonous plants and fruit trees, it is a really interesting spot with breathtaking views.
Located in Paarl, about an hours drive from Cape Town, it is surrounded by many other award wining wine farms and attractions. You could easily have a jam packed day around the area.
If you do, you must also check out Cape Brewing Company or CBC and do a beer tasting (located in Spice Route) as well as a cheese and wine tasting at Fairview. You could also squeeze in a quick walk through the cobblestone streets of Stellenbosch.