All Comments for Augusta de Mist Country Retreat

Reviews 10 of 10
Lovely place, great host.
Roderick Graham, United Kingdom - 31 January 2009
This is a lovely place to stay and the host Madeleine is a lovely, friendly person. She gave us advice on restaurants and general information on the area. A very old building but well appointed with everything you could need, although the air conditioning unit was not very powerful. The one night we stayed was cool so it wasn't vital but would be needed in the hot weather. The breakfast was very good and plentiful and really I rate this establishment very highly and well worth a stay.
Recommended
karen knighton, United Kingdom - 30 November 2007
We had a great stay at this hotel - we were a party of 4 in the Red Hot Poker room - a separate cottage away from the main building. The breakfast, location and rooms were very good and the staff all very friendly. Would stay here again / recommend.
Very good breakfast
Manuela Lach, Germany - 22 September 2007
These historic buildings with a lot of personality made our stay a wonderful experience. Very friendly hosts and very good breakfast!
Lovely guesthouse- very unusual
Julie Downes, United Kingdom - 16 September 2007
We loved Augusta De mist, the place was full of character, lovely gardens, friendly people, excellent breakfast, spotless attractive accommodation
A romantic, beautiful place to stay
Vincentia Dijkhuis-Engelen, Netherlands - 30 April 2007
We enjoyed the hospitality, the romantic room, the breakfast, etc.etc. We will come back next year for a longer stay!!!!
Wonderful accommodation in a beautiful setting
David & Viv Manley, United Kingdom - 16 April 2007
The accommodation at Augusta de Mist is quite perfect. We only stayed one night but Madeline, the owner made us so welcome. She suggested walks and restaurants in the area and provided an excellent breakfast in the fantastic garden.
Absolutely first class
Anonymous - 08 February 2007
A first class establishment with excellent attention to detail. The owners and staff are extremely friendly and helpful.
Very good
William ODLING-sMEE, Ireland - 01 February 2007
We very much enjoyed our stay in Swellendam. The Augusta de Mist was just what we hoped and gave us a real taste of South African hospitality. The room was cool and comfortable on a very hot day, and we were looked after superbly.
Thank You for a Lovely Stay
Anonymous - 18 December 2006
Only booked in for one night but loved it so much we booked a second night. We stayed in a luxury cottage on night one and a garden suite on night two both rooms were top class and beautifully furnished. Madeline the owner could not have been more helpful. Would definitely recommend as a beautiful location to stay on route to Cape Town.
Cape - Epic stay
Monica Ruth, South Africa - 28 April 2006
I was responsible for the booking but unfortunately did not go to the guest house. The party I booked for was very impressed with though. They will definitely like to stay again, excellent comfort and style.


Augusta de Mist Country Retreat
Finalist best guest house 2006 accommodation award. Experience country living on a historic Cape Dutch estate built 1802, centrally situated in the historic heart of Swellendam. The guest house is owner managed, offering superb hospitality with great attention to detail, focusing on quality, comfort and style.

Three luxury cottages with one double bed, two garden suites and one family unit with classic contemporary decor, set in 1,5 hectares of luxuriant gardens with much indigenous flora and an abundance of birdlife.

Spacious guest areas in and around the historic house where one can relax and enjoy a drink in the lounge, on the patios or the veranda overlooking the gardens.
A memorable breakfast is given under the vines in summer and in front of the log fire in winter. Cheese platters and a fine selection of local wines are offered to enjoy in the comfort of your own room in front of a crackling fire or on your private patio

An easy 2,5 hours drive from Cape Town and George. A perfect honeymoon destination. Eight luxury spacious rooms and cottages with beautiful views. Fantastic breakfast to be enjoyed under the vines. Secure private parking. High standard of quality and personalised service. Large salt water pool, pool towels are provided. Extensive semi-indigenous gardens to explored with pathways, water features and something interesting around every corner. Prolific bird life. Laundry service and fully licensed.

Swellendam naturally links the winelands of Stellenbosch, Worcester, Robertson and Bonnievale with the coast and the famous Garden Route, and the inland desert like area of the Little Karoo with the southern most tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas. Whale watching from many parts of the nearby coast between June and November.
Swellendam is within easy reach of the charming towns of Montagu and Barrydale, via the Tradouws pass, both have hot springs. The Bontebok Park and De Hoop Nature Reserve with its many Eco-systems are a must. Spectacular horse trails and mountain walks in the Marloth Nature Reserve.


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