Dating back to 1802, Augusta de Mist is a Cape Dutch country estate and boutique retreat centrally located in the ‘historic quarter’ of Swellendam, the third oldest settlement in South Africa. Here guests can enjoy true country hospitality and attention to detail, whilst unwinding in the lounge or outdoor stoep with a book from the vast library, or strolling through the pristine gardens overflowing with indigenous flora that attracts an abundance of birdlife. Take a refreshing dip into the large salt water swimming pool on a hot summer day, or be pampered by a qualified beautician in the private treatment garden – the choice is yours.
The estate offers unparalleled privacy, yet is close enough for guests to walk to nearby restaurants and museums.
Accommodation consists of seven suites; three secluded garden suite cottages offering total privacy, two spacious suites located in the Coach House, and two glamorous heritage suites at the Park Villa, the estate’s manor house. Most rooms have their own private lounge.
In the summer, hearty breakfasts are served under the vines, and in winter, guests can enjoy their morning meal in front of a cosy log fire. Dine on a three-course ‘prix fixe, plat du jour’ dinner and sample traditional Cape Table classics at Augusta’s African Kitchen, including dishes such as bobotie, butter chicken, dennningvleis, lamb curry, oxtail and malva pudding. Between November and April, cheese platters and a fine selection of local wines can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own room in front of a crackling fire, or on your own private patio.
Augusta de Mist produces its own wines in cooperation with two leading Cape wine stars, Chris and Andrea Mullineux of Mullineux Family Wines, as well as Andrew Barns of Mischa Estate. Wine tasting can be arranged on request and is just one more compelling reason to book a memorable stay at this enchanting lodge.
Augusta’s African Kitchen; Picnic baskets on request
Wine tasting in Augusta’s cellar by appointment
Swellendam town centre, museums, Bontebok National Park, Marloth Nature Reserve, De Hoop Nature Reserve, horse riding, cycling, four-wheel drive tours, gliding and microlighting, land- or air-based whale watching (in season), Little Karoo, Barrydale, Montagu, Breede River Valley
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