Augusta de Mist
Stylish weekend getaway option from Cape Town, in Swellendam. "Set in two hectares of jungly garden, six suites – each housed in a charming cottage designed to echo the original Cape Dutch style – are reached down paved paths that tunnel through trees and bushes busy with butterflies and gem-coloured sunbirds. These rooms (from ZAR600, about £32, per person per night) are a reflection of the guesthouse’s current imaginative, metropolitan owners: Henk Klijn, a former creative at an advertising agency, and Michel Metford Platt, a Canadian linguist." [FT] Learn more about Augusta de Mist and its fine modern African restaurant in the attached, July 2015 FT How to spend it review.