Jayson and Marcel Augustyn-Clark are both enthusiastic collectors and curators of all things beautiful. Their aesthetic passions extend from yellow wood antiques and Victorian oil paintings, to Pierneef woodcuts, Tretchicof prints and even ‘kitch’ 1950s salt and pepper sets. While Jayson’s aesthetic is a ‘living museum’, Marcel’s gives it a ‘contemporary twist’.
Jayson is a pasionate gardener, while Marcel’s business is flowers and creating beauty everywhere. Ever a host, Marcel has an eye for detail and enjoys presenting guests on arrival with ‘Tussy Mussies’ a ‘posy of colourful flowers and fragrant herbs’ from our garden.
The Quarters are steeped in history and best appreciated after a chat with our passionate and hands-on owner who wears many hats in our village. Jayson lives his passion for Tulbagh and its history by sitting on the Museum Board of Trustees, the Tulbagh Valley Heritage Foundation and the Dream Tulbagh Organisation. In 2017 Jayson completed a UCT Master’s degree in architectural conservation, his thesis is titled “Between Memory and History – The Restoration of Tulbagh as Cultural Signifier”. If history and architecture float your boat, you can download his 19mb thesis on uct.academia.edu
Instead of a doorbell at reception, we ‘employ’ Fairfax and Horatio (well behaved Maltese-cross dogs) who despite doubling as our company mascots, spend most of their time sleeping on their ‘thrones’.
Our famous country breakfast is a treat, and featured in the New York Times as “a must”. Served on antique Spode crockery and silver King’s plate cutlery, Guests sit communally at a large yellow wood family table, a great space to meet interesting people from all over the world.