The Slave Lodge

A double-storied outbuilding behind Saasveld served as the slave lodge/servants quarters in colonial times.

It now houses the First South African Perfume Museum where visitors can explore an extensive permanent collection of perfume bottles and paraphernalia that includes antique masterpieces dating back to Roman times.

The First South African Perfume Museum was established in 2012 in Cape Town by the Kumanov family. Building on their family’s centuries-long heritage they are importers of fine perfume oils and manufacturers of fine fragrances.

The mission of the museum is to act as a bridge between the rich heritage of the world of perfume, as embodied in its collection, and the unique experience of each visitor.