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).
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. see more
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