Fodor's Expert Review Augusta de Mist

3 Human St., Swellendam, Western Cape, 6740, South Africa

This elegant Cape Dutch homestead, established in 1802, now serves as a comfortable retreat on 3½ acres of fynbos; the house still has original reed and mud ceilings, yellowwood shutters, and authentic metalwork. The interiors are contemporary and vibrant, and rooms are well appointed with antique furniture and local artwork. Enjoy a country-style cooked breakfast in the tranquil gardens served with freshly baked scones and muffins and homemade jams. Activities on the estate include swimming, wine tasting, nature walks, and spa treatments. The restaurant, Augusta's African Kitchen, is a foodie heaven. The menu features pan-African cuisine, with a focus on South African flavors. Vegetables and herbs are grown in the garden, and the kitchen even roasts their own masala curry blends.

PROS

  • quiet
  • peaceful setting
  • highly acclaimed restaurant
  • quiet, peaceful setting
  • highly acclaimed restaurant

CONS

  • no children under 14

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Quiet
Countryside
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 028-514–2425

HOTEL DETAILS

6 suites
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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