Garden Route Accommodation

The Rooster on the Roof

The old Augusta de Mist coach house has had a minor new arrival in the shape of the most attractive weathervane. Any self-respecting structure such as this ex-barn deserves a weathervane and it was a matter of finding the right one. And it did. Our beautiful new rooster on the coach house is a fine specimen by Heidelberg artist Andre Kluyts.

Star Nation Art Studio in Heidelberg is the brainchild of Andre and Louise Kluyts who relocated to Heidelberg from Cape Town and have established a thriving hub of art and craft. Getting to Heidelberg is a pleasant experience. The N2 is one way of course, but Andre reliably informed me that the best way (and quicker) is via Suurbraak, which is just off the N2. This makes great sense as it give you the opportunity to stop in at Xairu furniture and Paradise Organics for cake, before heading to Star Nation for your art fix. Andre and Louise can also fix you a great cup of coffee and we highly recommend a little baked goodie from Blue Crane farmstall just outside Heidelberg.