Augusta de Mist Country House and Kitchen
Cape Country Retreat
Canadian Michel Platt along with South African born Henk Klijn have successfully restored and operate an iconic property in the historic town of Swellendam, situated between Cape Town and The Garden Route creating a unique mix of history coupled with the contemporary, for the overnight traveller or those seeking a comfortable refuge for a few days in a tranquil garden setting framed by mountains and beautiful scenic surrounds. Combining an 1802 Cape Dutch homestead with the original features preserved along with garden suites, the interiors at Augusta are vibrant, and reflect the personal journeys of its owners. Original art, crafts and furniture combine with every modern convenience and Henk’s memorable cuisine from his ‘African Kitchen’. Here Cape cuisine and handmade wines combine to add to the pleasure and warm hospitality – sophisticated, yet authentic. A hidden find with eclectic features that will surprise and delight, in all seasons, close to museums, galleries and in February 2014, ‘Cape Classic’ featuring the music of Bach in this magical country town.
By Lew Rood
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