Banhoek Lodge Accommodation

Banhoek Experiences

Discover endless adventures near Banhoek Lodge! From hiking scenic trails to exploring historic towns and premier golf courses in Stellenbosch & Franschhoek. Unwind amidst breath-taking landscapes and immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Winelands.

Picnics at Boschendal

Experience the culinary excellence of Boschendal with their Werf’s picnic baskets, a showcase of farm-fresh produce. From freshly baked bread to green salads and handmade charcuterie, each basket is a celebration of natural flavours. Choose between a table and chair setup or a relaxed picnic on blankets and lawn chairs when booking at Boschendal.

Weather-dependent picnics come with the flexibility to reschedule or enjoy as a takeaway in case of rain. Families can enjoy the Tree House Playground and Pump Track near the picnic lawn. Special dietary needs like vegan and gluten-free options are accommodated upon request, ensuring a personalized and delightful experience for all. Boschendal’s commitment to quality and natural goodness shines through in every aspect of their outdoor dining offerings.


Nestled within 5 hectares of cultivated fruit and vegetables, Babylonstoren’s garden is the heartbeat of this historic farm. Inspired by the Company’s Garden in Cape Town and the mythological hanging gardens of Babylon, it evokes a rich tapestry of history. Join the daily Garden Tour at 10h00, where experienced gardeners guide you through this sensory journey. Special Collections Tours on weekdays unveil unique features like succulents, cycads, the Healing Garden, vegetable gardens, and bee-focused experiences.

Stay a little longer and indulge in all that Babylonstoren has to offer: relish exquisite dining at the restaurant, pamper yourself at the spa, and savour the renowned Babylonstoren wines. Please note an entrance fee is required for garden access. Babylonstoren, a working farm, welcomes guide dogs but not pets, and recommends appropriate attire for all weather on its gravel and peach pip-covered pathways. Immerse yourself in nature’s wonders, history, and the holistic offerings of Babylonstoren.

The Franschhoek Motor Museum

Discover automotive history at the Franschhoek Motor Museum, a captivating showcase of over 220 vintage and classic cars. Nestled in the picturesque Franschhoek Valley, this museum offers a journey through time, featuring meticulously restored automobiles from the late 19th century to modern-day marvels. Immerse yourself in the evolution of engineering and design, as each vehicle tells a unique story. Whether you’re a car enthusiast or a casual visitor, the Franschhoek Motor Museum promises an unforgettable experience, celebrating the artistry and innovation of the automotive world.

Winelands on Horseback

Nestled near Banhoek Lodge lies Paradise Stables, a haven for equestrian enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Explore the scenic trails of Stellenbosch & Franschhoek atop majestic horses, guided by experienced instructors. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a novice, our stables offer a memorable equine experience against the backdrop of stunning Winelands vistas. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of nature as you forge unforgettable memories on horseback. Experience the magic of Paradise Stables, where the beauty of the landscape meets the grace of these magnificent creatures.

Franschhoek Village Market

Savour a day of family and friends at the Franschhoek Village Market, nestled under the historic Oak trees. Every Saturday, from 9 am to 3 pm, enjoy good food, quality craft, live music, and a vibrant atmosphere at 29 Huguenot Road in the heart of Franschhoek. Revel in free entry and parking, let the kids play in the designated area, and bring your leashed furry friends along. Note that most traders accept cash and SnapScan, with limited credit card facilities (ATMs nearby). Immerse yourself in a delightful market experience in the charming Franschhoek Village.

Go Hiking

Seeking the finest hiking trails near Banhoek Lodge? Whether you’re preparing for hiking, biking, trail running, or exploring various outdoor pursuits, AllTrails presents 18 picturesque trails in the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek region. Delight in meticulously curated trail maps, coupled with insights and photos from fellow nature enthusiasts. Explore trails adorned with historic landmarks or venture into the natural expanses surrounding Franschhoek, catering to hikers and outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels. Find your perfect trail here:

Play Golf

Elevate your golfing experience when you stay at Banhoek Lodge. Tee off amidst the breath-taking Winelands scenery, where meticulously designed courses blend seamlessly with the surrounding vineyards. Enjoy a leisurely round in the heart of South Africa’s culinary and wine capital, combining the thrill of golf with the beauty of the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek landscapes. Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance, as each swing is accompanied by panoramic views and the charm of this picturesque valley. For golf enthusiasts seeking both challenge and charm, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek’s golf courses are a must-visit destination.

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Art Galleries

Discover the vibrant arts scene in Stellenbosch as you explore its eclectic art galleries. Nestled amid the scenic Winelands, these galleries showcase a rich tapestry of artistic expressions, from contemporary pieces to traditional masterpieces. Wander through the charming village, where each gallery tells a unique story through the works of local and international artists. Immerse yourself in the cultural heartbeat of Stellenbosch, where creativity flourishes against the backdrop of majestic mountains and lush vineyards. Whether you’re an art connoisseur or a casual observer, Stellenbosch’s galleries offer an enriching journey into the world of visual expression.

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