Babylonstoren Scented Room


Babylonstoren’s Scented Room, an aromatic apothecary, offers guests a unique variety. Here you will find yourself surrounded by the most mesmerising fragrances – a quiet oasis where scents and images of the garden have been captured in soaps, oils and creams.

Come and blend your own bath salts, body scrubs and face masks. The soap factory follows the traditions of specialist artisans in France.

At the distillery, they create their own essential oils. Every day at around 10h00 guests are invited to see (and smell) the distilling process.

From the viewing platform, guests can also see Babylonstoren’s water and bitterlekker bottling plants in operation, as well as the juicery where delicious fruit and vegetable juices are created. In the cellar, we make balsamic vinegar the traditional way, aged in wooden vats of successively smaller size.

Opening times: Monday – Sunday 9h00 – 17h00

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Destinations (15th position).

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& 2012

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Best Tourism Event 2015 – Franschhoek
Bastille Festival

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service 2013 & 2012


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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
66B Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday to Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 16h00
Sunday: 09h00 – 14h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 66 224 6360