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Impangele B and B & Self Catering Cottage
Ranked #22 of 37 Swellendam B&B and Inns
Rome, Italy
1 review
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Reviewed December 11, 2009

Amanda and Dave are lovely person! Zebra and Leopard room (where we slept!) are sooo nice!
I hope to come back soon to see the new Giraffe room!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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Noordwijk
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Reviewed November 1, 2009

Amanda and Dave have created this wonderful B&B, which combines nice views, a beautiful garden, excellent and spacious rooms with an amazing breakfast (extra, but do not hesitate!). Very hospitable, an excellent place to stay right in the middle of Swellendam. Excellent info in the rooms on the town and region. Service is excellent. Swellendam: a small spot on the map, but with amazing attractions, lot's of things to do, excellent restaurant (la Sosta!!) and, of course.... Impangale

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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shackers, owner at Impangele B and B & Self Catering Cottage, responded to this review, November 1, 2009
Thank you for your lovely comments. Just to let you know that breakfast is offered as an extra to people staying in the self catering garden cottage - where you were staying - but is included in the price for the B and B rooms in the main house We have been back to La Sosta twice since your stay as they change their menu regularly and we don't want to miss anything! We very much enjoyed having you to stay, and hope that you will come again.
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Reviewed September 12, 2009

Despite what some have written on this review concerning this FANTASTiC guesthouse,
it is a very nice place to stay. On the outskirts of Swellendam village in a quiet street, 200m away from town centre (with some very recommandable restaurants) its quiet an yet close to all you could need.
Amanada and Dave (the owners of the guest house) are very kind and friendly couple who are making your stay very nice (Breakfast is outstanding)
When going here we recommend a stay for more then one night and try to visit Bontebok park and De Hoop park (whale watching is fantastic here) Also ask Amanda or Dave to book you a trip to these parks with Fynbos guide, a man called Pete (qualified ranger) will make your day an show you places and things in the parc you couldn't possibly see on your own.

So if your in the neighbourhood, try this fantastic place!!!!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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St. Albans
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Reviewed September 7, 2009

I couldn't have wanted anything more from my stay with Dave and Amanda at Impangele! I had stayed there with family 3 years ago and had loved it so much that I decided to go back again on my own with one friend. We were there together for 3 weeks in total, starting in the incredible Leopard room for the fist week and a half, then moving into the cottage fr the rest of the stay. Me and my friend loved both, the Leopard room for it's luxuriousness and the cottage for it's more rustic and more traditional South African feel to it. The location of of Impangele is incredible, with views over the mountains and of Railton. The garden is also stunning, Dave and Amanda have done a great job on it (with a lot of help from Simon!) since i was last there. We regularly sat outside to eat both in the mornings and evenings.

Dave and Amanda are two of the friendliest hosts possible and they can never do enough to please their guests. Dave gets up early each morning to cook a fantastic cooked breakfast. But it isn't just Dave and Amanda, it's also their maid Beauty and her husband Simon who are regularly there who help keep the place running. Not to mention Dog! Together they are like one big family, and you are always made to feel like part of it!

Swellendam itself is also lovely, one of South Africa's hidden gems, right in the middle of the winelands, it must be one of the nicest towns in the country. Although it seems quiet at first, come the evening, as long as you know where to go, you are always sure to have a good night out, with some fantastic restaurants and bars, you always feel welcome (which is also helped by the fact that Dave and Amanda know almost everyone in the town!).

All in all, my stay in Swellendam was my best ever holiday, for all the above reasons. I didn't do this, but they also arrange special tours for certian needs, eg. wine tasting tours. I would highly recommend staying at Impangele with Dave and Amanda, you won't regret it!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
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shackers, owners at Impangele B and B & Self Catering Cottage, responded to this review, September 8, 2009
Thank you for your glowing review - it was a pleasure having you to stay, and Dog is particularly thrilled that he got his own mention!
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London
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Reviewed August 18, 2009

Amanda and Dave Shackley have the perfect base from which to explore the region around Swellendam...and this region has everything: wine, whales, food, scenery, wildlife...and best of all, a brilliant guesthouse to establish yourself. Don't just use their place as a stop over...stop there! I did, for a week, and was treated to the most delicious breakfasts, all served with style, and taken on the verandah...overlooking the countryside and the superb mountain ranges. I had the"zebra" room, which had a superb ensuite bathroom (with wet room...which would be perfect for either little ones or those with limited mobility...I loved it, and am very mobile!). The other rooms, plus the self catering option of the"cottage" are even more attractive... Amanda and Dave are excellent company, with a wealth of knowledge and contacts in the local area. They will give you as little or as much attention as you require...I personally took advantage of some excellent tours...wine tasting, and whale watching. Beauty, the fabulous housekeeper will do laundry on request, and Swellendam is full of great restaurants and truly marvellous shopping opportunities: I only regret not buying some ostrich skin cushions!
If you are visiting South Africa, make a point of spending at least a couple of days there....I would recommend longer!! I thought this was a one-off trip, but, in the words of Arnie Schwarzenegger, I'll be back...thank you, Amanda and Dave.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
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St Albans
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Reviewed August 17, 2009

Dave and Amanda were very welcoming and helped us plan some fantastic trips in the area - there is a lot to do. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the breakfasts were great - especially as we were able to eat outside on the stoep with the mountain view and overlooking their beautiful garden.
We are already planning our next trip.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Tönisvorst, Germany
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Reviewed August 11, 2009

Amanda and David were great hosts. They builded up a nice admosphare with lots of nice accessories in the rooms. The Impagele is a perfect place to relax. They hosts can give you good restaurant advice and good tips for your trips. The breakfast is outsanding.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Impangele B and B & Self Catering Cottage
Address: 10 Andrew Whyte Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Location: 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 #22 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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