Augusta de Mist Country Retreat

One of the most beautiful small hotels in Swellendam, on South Africa’s Garden Route, Augusta de Mist is a lifestyle retreat set on 1.5 ha of eclectic fynbos. This little hideaway from the hustle is conveniently located in the historic Drostdy Quarter of Swellendam and in typical Cape fashion tells the old stories of this old Overberg town in a deeply romantic 1802 Cape Dutch homestead with more original features than you can shake a stick at.  The homestead’s shutters are yellowwood and the ironmongery original, as indeed are the reed ceilings which are held together by 200+ year-old mud and clay. No wonder then that the homestead, Park Villa, is a National Monument.  Augusta de Mist in Swellendam on the Garden Route has a solid reputation for it’s breathtaking gardens, attention to detail, excellent service, interior design, luxury as well as some of the finest food in the Overberg. Wander past the pool, over seasonal streams to stumble upon the garden cottages. Augusta’s allure is obvious: simple white structures, reminiscent of the historic cottages of this region, reed ceilings, contemporary interiors and art, bucolic views and indigenous planting.  The interiors at Augusta are vibrant. It reflects the personal journeys of the owners: all art, craft, and furniture on the estate come from a large collection of vintage items and antiques, all with a story.

    Aloe Garden Suite

    Two single beds, private lounge. Shower only. DVD & TV. Adjacent to Protea & conveniently close to the homestead.

      Garden Cottage Agapanthus

      King-size bed, private lounge, spa bath, walk-in shower, DStv satellite & TV. Very private and spacious.

        Garden Cottage Arum Lily

        King-size bed, private lounge, spa bath, walk-in shower, satellite TV. Very private and spacious.

          Strelitzia Garden Suite

          Queen-size bed, private lounge, double bath & walk-in shower. Just a few steps from the pool.

            Heritage Double Room Sugarbush

            Standard double bed. Shower only. No single supplement when booked with Honeybush. In heritage 1802 homestead.

              Heritage Double Room Honeybush

              Queen-size bed, reading room, slipper bath and walk-in shower. Ideal to book with Sugarbush. Can sleep young child.

                Protea Garden Suite

                Queen-size bed, extra bedroom with 2 single beds, private lounge, bath & shower, DVD & TV. In old coach house.

                  Agustas African Kitchen

                  For a unique dinner experience, book a table at ’Augusta’s African Kitchen’ with its focus on pan-African cuisine. The food reflects the variation and depth of the African continent. Produce is selected daily and a multi-course menu is offered on dinner evenings, with each course providing a celebration of African flavour, colour and provenance. Some of the vegetables and herbs are grown in Augusta de Mist’s own gardens and ceps are picked in the forest in season.

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