Swellendam, South Africa, Property #T2796

Property #: T2796
Property Name: Augusta de Mist Country Estate Boutique Retreat
Credits per Week: 1000 - 2000
Location: Swellendam
Country: South Africa
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Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Max Occupancy: 3
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Will also Rent: Yes
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Possibly the finest accommodation in Swellendam, on South Africa’s Garden Route, Augusta de Mist is a lifestyle retreat set on 1.5 ha of eclectic fynbos which is the natural shrubland or heathland vegetation occurring only in a small belt of the Western Cape of South Africa. This little hideaway from the hustle is conveniently located in the historic Drostdy Quarter of Swellendam and in typical Cape fashion tells the old stories of this old Overberg town in a deeply romantic 1802 Cape Dutch homestead with more original features than you can shake a stick at. The homestead’s shutters are yellowwood and the ironmongery original, as indeed are the reed ceilings which are held together by 200+ year-old mud and clay. No wonder then that the homestead, Park Villa, is a National Monument. During his 2013 visit to Swellendam, Park Villa was home to Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Augusta de Mist guest house in Swellendam on the Garden Route has a solid reputation for its breathtaking gardens, attention to detail, excellent service, interior design, luxury as well as some of the finest food in the Overberg. Wander past the pool, over seasonal streams to stumble upon the garden cottages. Augusta’s allure is obvious: simple white structures, reminiscent of the historic cottages of this region, reed ceilings, contemporary interiors and art, bucolic views and indigenous planting. The interiors at Augusta are vibrant, reflecting the personal journeys of the owners: all art, craft, and furniture on the estate come from a large collection of vintage items and antiques, all with a story. We take our inspiration from Mother Africa – the most vibrant continent. It is defined by its intoxicating colors and patterns, sounds of nature, music and laughter: aromas of earth, rain and ripe fruit. There is no place for bland. No time for being predictable and certainly no color palette for beige. Our single goal is to ensure that our guests have the most memorable visits. Augusta de Mist is no ordinary guest establishment. It is not your average B&B. There is no reception. No formalities. You are greeted at your vehicle by the owner who will escort you to your suite while pointing out the highlights of the estate and the town. Before long our guests realize that staying at Augusta de Mist is not like staying at a hotel at all. You are staying with friends. Accommodation consists of 6 luxurious suites in different locations on the estate, each one with its own unique atmosphere. The garden suites are unique with total privacy and intimate setting. Suites have fireplaces (wood supplied), modern comforts, air-conditioning, DStv or DVD players in 2 others, a small movie library, music stations with a few jazz and chamber recordings supplied as well as boardgames. As you step inside the suites, you discover even more country romance in the stylishly appointed interiors which mix the eclectic African, South African and European heritage. In reflecting the architecture, each of the suites features subtle and unique decor. The finishes are chosen for comfort and have a lived-in feel. Vintage pieces and antiques have been selected with care, adding to the homegrown spirit that pervades.
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