Augusta De Mist Country House Luxury Guest House in Swellendam
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  • Guests11
  • Rooms/Units5

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  • Listed on since December 2002

Augusta De Mist Country House is one of the highly recommended Swellendam guest houses and provides accommodation in 5 guest rooms for tourists visiting the Cape Overberg region.

About Augusta De Mist Country House

Experience stylish country living in a historic Cape Dutch estate dating 1802 is centrally situated in the historic heart of Swellendam. The guest house is owner managed, offering superb hospitality with great attention to detail.

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.


3 Luxury cottages (1 double), 2 garden suites and 1 family unit, set in 1,5 hectares of luxuriant gardens with much indigenous flora and an abundance of birdlife.

Room Features

Fresh flowers, complementary muskadel wine, tea and coffee facilities, stocked bar fridge. Digital safe, 100 % percale bed linen, fluffy gowns.

• Hairdryer
• CD and radio player
• Alarm clock
• Heaters and Fan
• Fire place in all rooms stocked with wood
• Most rooms have hot and cold air-conditioning
• Electric blankets in winter
• Television
• Private patio

Facilities & Services

Breakfast under the vines in summer and in front of a 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.

• Guest lounge, veranda and patio’s
• Safe off street parking
• Large salt water swimming pool
• Laundry service
• Small interesting libary
• Picnic baskets on request
• Car wash service
• Limited smoking


Swellendam is the jewel of the Overberg and the 3rd oldest settlement in South Africa situated halfway between Cape Town and the start of the Garden Route. Swellendam is renowned for its architecture, fascinating history, potters and great outdoor life i.e. Horse riding, Hiking, Canoeing.

The area offers a variety of scenic routes which includes
• De Hope Nature Reserve for whale watching and its pristine beaches.
• The Tradouw pass to Barrydale, linking the Overberg to the Little Karoo.
• Local wineroute with some outstanding award winning wines.
• Bontebok National Park, only 7 km from Swellendam
• Golf : Well-maintained 9-hole golf course.
• Picturesque setting with fantastic views over the Langeberg mountains.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Hi fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Underfloor heating

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Protea Garden Suite in Coach House

Reflecting African vibrance. Open plan bedroom with bespoke king bed, plus a small bedroom with a queen bed. Bathroom has Victorian bath & separate shower. Fireplace in lounge. Our largest suite at 55m2. Own parking. TV.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Aloe Garden Suite in Coach House

Garden suite with bespoke beds (request king on booking). Renovated to perfectly. Bathroom with large inside/outside showers. Lounge with stunning floors & fireplace. Garden view. Next door to Protea. 35m2. TV.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Strelitzia Garden Suite

Private free-standing cottage. King bed. Renovated in contempo style. Romantic bathroom with big double shower. Fireplace in lounge. French doors open towards pool. Striking floors, reed ceiling. Garden view. Close to parking. 33m2. No TV

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Arum or Buchu Suites

Afro-Chic & touch of vintage. One or both free-standing cottages. Open-plan with king bed. Bathroom has bath & walk-in shower. Lounge & fireplace. Private patios & forest views. 45m2. TV. Reached by steps & paths, so pack lightly

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

2 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Outstanding! An excellent experience all round, from booking to departure. Above average service, rooms, cuisine. We will be back.

January 2018

John Fullham (London, UK)

Verified reviewexcellent

we were totaly happy staying in your guest house.The garden suite and the breakfast were a great experience. We΄ll be happy coming again. Susanne and Goetz Eckert

February 2008

Susanne Eckert (Heidelberg, Germany)

Need to Know

Response timeAugusta De Mist Country House typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren over 12 welcome.

Closest airport(s)George Airport - 218km
Cape Town International - 220km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyAmerican Express, Visa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since December 2002

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