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About Augusta de Mist Country House

Augusta de Mist is a lifestyle retreat set on 1.5 hectares of eclectic fynbos, away from the hustle and conveniently located in the historic Drostdy Quarter of Swellendam.It has a solid reputation for its breath-taking gardens, attention to detail, excellent services and delicious cuisine. Augusta’s allure is obvious in its simple white structures that are reminiscent of the historic cottages of this region, reed ceilings, contemporary interiors and art.Accommodation consists of six luxurious suites in different locations on the estate, each with a unique atmosphere. The garden suites are unique with total privacy and intimate settings. The suites have wood-burning fireplaces, air-conditioning, TVs with DStv access, a small movie library, music stations and board games.For a unique dinner experience, book a table at Augusta’s African Kitchen with its focus on pan-African cuisine, reflecting the variation and depth of the African continent. There is also a fragrant herb- and vegetable gardens, fruit trees and a small olive orchard.The swimming pool area has a large willow tree with oak rocking chairs, ideal to relax with a cocktail. At one point the estate was a rose farm, and evidence of this is everywhere. Beautiful heritage roses are seen from the densely meadow-style plantings, and lavender grows in abundance.Pathways are always being added to maximise the garden experience and seating is constantly being introduced in all the areas. Coffee and tea is served on the front patio area, with beautiful views of the rose bushes, large trees and the small croquet patch.

Covid Safety Approved: We pledge to implement a high standard of hygiene and cleaning protocols to ensure the safest environment possible for our guests. We adhere to the industry safety protocols set out by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA).

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Vitality Collection
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Covid Safety Approved

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Afrikaans
  • French
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

We can only guarantee dinner if you stay two nights or more, for a minimum of 4 people, over high season. Dinner is not every night and as such your request for dinner "upon arrival' may not be possible (but we can make a dinner reservation for you at our preferred restaurants and you will automatically have a spot the next night with us -- just... We can only guarantee dinner if you stay two nights or more, for a minimum of 4 people, over high season. Dinner is not every night and as such your request for dinner "upon arrival' may not be possible (but we can make a dinner reservation for you at our preferred restaurants and you will automatically have a spot the next night with us -- just ask!).

Dinner at Augusta's African Kitchen is for guests only (and their friends) and one-week notice is recommended as space is limited to about 10 people. We are closed for dinner on our birthdays (03/04 January, 12/13 April) and most public holidays. In winter, we reserve the right to have a minimum number of four. We only cater for special requests in low season (vegetarian or gluten-free). We regret that we do not cater for plain, dull as dishwater food. Our dinners are chock full of flavour, and it is something you will never forget!

Dinner is required on 26/28/30 Dec and 02 Jan each year and if you have booked Honeybush on a dinner evening, dinner may also required. Just ask yourself this, if you are booking into a place which is a known foodie destination, why would you miss out? No special requests or menu changes are made the day of arrival.

Smoking is limited to outside areas. We regret that we no longer accept children from October through April.
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  • Arum or Buchu Suites (1 of 2) Arum or Buchu Suites (1 of 2) Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 Afro-Chic & touch of vintage. One or both free-standing cottages. Open-plan with king bed. Bathroom has bath & walk-in... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning see more King beds, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Heater, Satellite TV, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms
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      • Single Suites (1 of 2) Single Suites (1 of 2) Sleeps 1 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 Whimsical Park Villa, sleep in a living museum where Desmond Tutu stayed in 2013. Bespoke queen bed in two rooms, single... see more Features:  Queen beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms
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          • Strelitzia Garden Suite Strelitzia Garden Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Private free-standing cottage. King bed. Renovated in contempo style. Romantic bathroom with big double shower. Fireplac... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning see more King beds, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms
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              • Protea Garden Suite in Coach House Protea Garden Suite in Coach House Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B Reflecting African vibrance. Open plan bedroom with bespoke king bed, plus a small bedroom with a queen bed. Bathroom... see more Features:  Queen beds, King beds, En-suite, Fireplace, Garden views, Air-Conditioning see more Queen beds, King beds, En-suite, Fireplace, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Heater, Satellite TV, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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                  • Our Twin Room Our Twin Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Garden suite with bespoke twin beds. Renovated to perfectly. Bathroom with large inside/outside showers. Lounge with... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Outdoor shower see more Twin beds, King beds, En-suite, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Outdoor shower, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Heater, Satellite TV, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms
                    • Adults

                      Reviews for Augusta de Mist Country House

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                      Lauraine de Jager
                      20 August 2017

                      Interesting decor and comfortable beds with luxurious linen. Great hospitality and excellent breakfast.

                      Loren Rutherford, South Africa
                      01 October 2015

                      Fantastic attention to detail

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                      Augusta de Mist Country House is 1.7km from the centre of Swellendam , the nearest airport 205.6km (Cape Town International Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling