Located in the historic Drostdy quarter of Swellendam, a town situated halfway between Cape and George Town in South Africa, Augusta de Mist is a charming little hideaway perfect for a weekend escape or for exploring the Garden Route, a scenic road with unspoiled beaches, mountain tracks and vineyards.
Surrounded by lush gardens with different flora and fauna, Augusta de Mist is a white guesthouse, with wood ceilings, contemporary interiors and stylish decors. The owners decorated the public space and the rooms with art pieces, vibrant colours and vintage and antiques furniture, all inspired by Africa.
The guesthouse offers 6 suites (2 cottages, 2 garden suites and 1 family room) in different locations on the propriety, each one with a unique atmosphere. The rooms have fireplaces, a small movie library, music station and board games.
In summer guests can enjoy the morning breakfast under vines and in winter in front of a log fire, with homemade croissants, traditional French bread, homemade jams, omelettes, fresh fruit and coffee. For dinner they can experience the Augusta’s African Kitchen, that proposes a celebration of African flavours and colours.
The saltwater swimming pool, surrounded by large willow trees, is perfect for a refreshing swim and after a day around, guests can organize a massage or relax in the private library, located in a separate building, with a vast collection of music and books.
Info: http://www.augustademist.com/ – Room price: double room from 117 euro, incl. breakfast, Wi-Fi, Tea, chocolate, coffee and homemade cookies in the room
Photo Credit: © Bruce Geils , Augusta de Mist