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Impangele B and B & Self Catering Cottage
Ranked #21 of 39 Swellendam B&B and Inns
Reviewed 21 February 2012

We stayed @ Impangele for two nights and we were met by David & Amanda who were most helpful and full of local information . We were in the Zebra room with all the fun items associatedwith a Zebra decor
The bed was comfortable and the linens and towels were excellent Breakfast was great
We really liked the room
Regards
John & Val Elliott

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

For us it was a stopover on our way to Cape Town. I wish we had spent more time there, as Swellendam appears to be the "Clarence of the Western Cape". The B&B was comfortable and clean with basic amenities. We were upgraded from a room to the self catering cottage as they were full. We were asked in advance, which I appreciated. The owners go out of their way to make you comfortable, and ask that you let them know if there is something you are not happy about. There are loads of different restaurants within walking distance, and the B&B has a beautifully set out file with all the restaurants, examples of some menus, and comments from the owners about their general opinion of the restaurant e.g. "on the more expensive side, but we have never had a bad meal there". We were forewarned by the lady of the house that there was a juvenile Boomslang ( direct translation-tree snake ) in the ornamental grape vine above our breakfast table. As I am from Africa, that didn't bother me. If you leave it alone, it will leave you alone. As we finished our delicious breakfast, a very competent LADY snake catcher arrived, boxed it, and took it off to a more deserted location. What more could you ask for? A good night's sleep, a scrumptious breakfast, a bit of excitement with the wildlife and we were on our way to Cape Town. I will try to download a picture of the lady in action. Here's hoping!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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shackers, Owner at Impangele B and B & Self Catering Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2012

We like to provide entertainment for our guests! Thank you for this nice review - I hope people reading this won't be put off coming here by reading about our snake adventure - it is the first time we have had such a visitor.

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Reviewed 6 February 2012

I stayed at Impagele with my wife for two nights in the Zebra room. The room was really nicely decorated with every detail having fun Zebra and African accents. The bed was very comfortable, the room and guest house were very clean. The bathroom had very nice towels and designer brand soaps. For breakfast, there is a good selection of fresh fruits, cereals coffee and tea, and since the hosts Dave and Amanda are English you can also expect a full compliment of warm breakfast items.

The location is very nice. It is located just off the main street in Swellendam, and easy walking distance to many restaurants and shops. The house has a beautiful garden and excellent views of the 'Langeberg' mountain. The garden has a 'braai' (grill) that can be used by guests. We actually stayed in one evening and grilled. Dave made it very easy for us to have a barbecue because he had wood, utensils and starting blocks to help give us the real South African experience.

The hosts are really very genuine and friendly people. They are very knowledgable about the area and were really able to help us with the planning of our activities, as we had some ideas, but nothing really planned. They gave us some great restaurant tips - we went to Sabine's, which I also will recommend. Throughout the whole stay they were very welcoming and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. For the price, location and quality I would highly recommend this guesthouse to anyone going to Swellendam - we really had a wonderful.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

We stayed for one night whilst on a tour of the sourthern Cape but received one of the warmest welcomes of the many places we stayed during our trip. As it was a Sunday Amanda advised us that it would be better to book a restaurant. She suggested various options and then booked for us and it turned out to be the best meal of our holiday. Extensive breakfast in a lovely setting and we enjoyed their company so much it was difficult to leave. However we had to move on and followed their advice to visit Monkey Land and Birds of Eden which turned out to be a wonderful experience. All in all we couldn't have asked for any more.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

We loved our stay at Impangele B&B. Amanda and David were fabulous hosts, and made us feel so at home and relaxed. The rooms are quirky and fun, and patio breakfasts outside under the grapevine, with sunbirds coming in to feed were lovely. The B&B is located far enough away from the main street to be secluded and quiet, but within easy reach of the good cafes and restaurants. Excellent value for money, we look forward to our return visit.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

Our stay in Swellendam at Amanda and Dave's Impangele was a wonderful experience. Our room was beautiful, Amanda and Dave were very helpful and we missed nothing during our stay. We highly recommend Impangele. Many thanks to Amanda and Dave.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

Dave and Amanda welcomed me a like a long lost family member!
The guesthouse is fantastic and great value for money. Great response time on email and phone... within 5 minutes of calling, i had a room.
Highly recommended

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Impangele B and B & Self Catering Cottage

Address: 10 Andrew Whyte Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
Price Range: £32 - £42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Impangele B and B & Self Catering Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Impangele lies near the base of the Langeberg mountain range. It offers superb accommodation, in either of three luxury en-suite bedrooms, all with TV, hospitality tray, complimentary chocolates and liqueurs. The rooms are furnished in contemporary African style, with quirky yet tasteful references to African animals. There is also a lovely family cottage which can sleep up to six people. This can be booked on a self catering basis or with optional breakfast. Impangele boasts a peaceful indigenous garden, with stunning mountain views and has a farm style plunge pool. Amanda and David will warmly welcome you to their beautiful home and being very knowledgeable about the area will help you plan your onward trip, as well as give you plenty of tips for unusual things to do and see. ... more   less 
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