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Amanzi Empilo Bungalow

Self Catering

Review Summary

4.7 out of 5from 27 reviews for Amanzi Empilo Bungalow
Cleanliness
4.6/5
Service
4.8/5
Location
4.8/5
Safety
4.6/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Michael S - Dec 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Michael S
Family with teenagers

Afgesonder.

Was lekker vir ons om te kon wegbreek uit die besige stadslewe.

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Secluded.

It was nice for us to be able to break away from the busy city life.

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Renee G - Dec 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Renee G
With spouse/partner

Pragtige natuurskoon en baie privaat.

Perfek as jy wil wegkom van die besigheid en geraas van die stad en die natuur bo luuksheid verkies. Bietjie onkant gevang deur die afwesigheid van 'n yskas maar het 'n plan gemaak met die vrieskas. Fasiliteite bietjie verwaarloos maar die natuurskoon en pragtige staproetes maak meer as op daarvoor.

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Beautiful scenery and very private.

Perfect if you want to get away from the business and noise of the city and prefer nature to luxury. A bit caught off guard by the absence of a fridge but made a plan with the freezer. Facilities a bit neglected but the scenery and beautiful walking trails more than make up for it.

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Marietjie K - Mar 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
4/5
Marietjie K
With spouse/partner

Stil. Rustig. Mooiste natuur langs die Bells-rivier.

Alhoewel ons nie krag gehad het nie, het die eienaar seker gemaak dat ons genoeg flitsligte het. En genoeg hout vir die donkie. En 'n gasvrieskas.

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Quiet. Restful. Most beautiful nature along the Bells River.

Although we didn't have power, the owner made sure we had enough flashlights. And enough wood for the donkey. And a gas freezer.

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Waldo P - Jan 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Waldo P
With spouse/partner

Rus vir die siel.

Hierdie rondawel het die mooiste uitsig en ligging. Dit kyk uit op 'n pragtige riviertjie en berge. Die rondawel is lekker afgeleë en weg van ander mense af so dis privaat. Dit is die perfekte plek om te kom afskakel van die alledaagse gewoel. Vir die avontuurlustiges is die berge daar om uit te klim, so bring jou stapskoene en hoed. Die eienaars is baie vriendelik en behulpsaam.

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Rest for the soul.

This rondavel has the most beautiful view and location. It overlooks a beautiful river and mountains. The rondavel is nice and secluded and away from other people so it's private. It is the perfect place to come and switch off from the everyday hustle and bustle. For the more adventurous, the mountains are there to climb, so bring your hiking boots and hat. The owners are very friendly and helpful.

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Michael C - Dec 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Michael C
Family with young children

Baie rustige, afgesonderde vakansieverblyf, pragtige natuurskoon, baie behulpsame gasheer.

Ek sal weer hier bespreek op my volgende reis deur die Oos-Kaap. Die middelmannetjie van die hoofpad na Amanzi Empilo was hoog vir my plat kar, maar deur versigtig te ry kan jy daar uitkom.

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Very peaceful, secluded holiday accommodation, beautiful scenery, very helpful host.

I will book here again on my next trip through the Eastern Cape. The median of the main road to Amanzi Empilo was high for my flat car, but by driving carefully you can get there.

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Sheona S - Jan 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Sheona S
With spouse/partner

Loved it! Beautiful spot.

This little rondavel was heaven. No internet, solar power and a view to die for! And one can keep fit in many different ways.

Chris B - Nov 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Chris B
Individual traveler

Baie rustig in die natuur.

Dit was my tweede besoek.

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Very peaceful in nature.

This was my second visit.

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Carl D - Oct 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Carl D
With spouse/partner

Baie rustig en mooi.

Die bungalow is gerieflik, skoon en net lekker. Die paadjie na die bungalow is geskik vir hoë voertuig, 'n gewone motor gaan sukkel, ook is die trappies van die kar parkering na die bungalow vir fikse mense want dit is steil. Verder het ons ons verblyf geniet en sal ons dit aanbeveel. Omgewing is mooi en rustig.

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Very peaceful and beautiful.

The bungalow is comfortable, clean and just nice. The path to the bungalow is suitable for tall vehicles, an ordinary car will struggle, also the steps from the car parking to the bungalow are for fit people because it is steep. Furthermore, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend it. Surroundings are beautiful and peaceful.

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Michael J - Aug 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Michael J
With spouse/partner

Lovely off-the-grid stay.

We had a really great stay at the bungalow which has everything you need..The 'donkie' showers were amaze and the peacefulness of just sitting and relaxing was heaven..Just remember Rhodes has no diesel.

Daniel G - Jul 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Daniel G
With friends

Wonderful location.

Bungalow has everything you need. Very friendly host.The best accommodation in Rhodes. Value for money. In my opinion the only place to consider in Rhodes for accommodation.

Amalia V - Jun 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Amalia V
Family with young children

Ontsnap van die werklikheid.

Hierdie was 'n absolute ongelooflike ervaring. Perfekte ligging, met 'n onbeskryflike uitsig. Alhoewel die eenheid nie krag het nie, was alles perfek ingerig - ongeag die koue. Sonkrag ligte, gasverwarmers, dik komberse, donkie vir vuurwarm water. Dit was die perfekte gesinsontsnapping. Bordspeletjies by kerslig. Ons sal enige tyd weer gaan!

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Escape from reality.

This was an absolutely incredible experience. Perfect location, with an indescribable view. Although the unit did not have power, everything was perfectly appointed - regardless of the cold. Solar lights, gas heaters, thick blankets, donkey for hot water. It was the perfect family getaway. Board games by candlelight. We would go again anytime!

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Deon V - May 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Deon V

Pragtig en stil.

Regtig 'n baie lekker stil plek, niks en niemand naby jou nie, net die prag van die natuurskoon om jou! Baie lekker plekkie om te bly.

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Beautiful and quiet.

Really a very nice and quiet place, no one to bother you, just the beauty of nature! Very nice place to stay.

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Elizma v - Apr 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Elizma v
With spouse/partner

Asemrowend wonderlik.

Woorde sal nie sommer hierdie ervaring kan beskryf nie. Dit was absoluut wonderlik in so ongerepte deel van ons land. Ons sal beslis weer en weer gaan.

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Breathtakingly wonderful.

Words will not be able to describe this experience. It was absolutely wonderful in such an unspoiled part of our country. We will definitely visit again and again.

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Jill M - Mar 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jill M
With spouse/partner

Most enjoyable stay, we will go again.

Rustic rondavel, very comfortable, a bit short of kitchen equipment, but good cooker and gas heater. Wonderful situation. Lighting equipment gave a few problems.

Dawie B - Dec 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Dawie B
With spouse/partner

Netjies, skoon en alles was perfek. Uitsig en stilte prysloos.

Sien sterre.

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Neat, clean and everything was perfect. View and silence priceless.

See stars.

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Andre N - May 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Andre N
With spouse/partner

Rustig en stil (behalwe vir die riviertjie) met uitsigte oor die stroom en die berge, weg van alles.

Baie netjies en rustig as mens lus is vir wegkom van die stad. Die bungalow wat uitkyk oor die rivier en die berge bied 'n rustigheid en privaatheid wat mens nie op baie plekke kan kry nie. Die geriewe is perfek vir wat mens nodig het, ligte (solar), gas en 'n donkie vir warm stort. As ek iets sou upgrade sou dit die stortkop wees. Om op die stoep te sit en uit te kyk oor die natuur (berge, rivier, en skape) is iets wat mens nie elke dag ervaar nie.

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Peaceful and quiet (except for the stream) with views across the stream and mountain. Away from it all.

Very neat and quiet for those who want to escape the city. The bungalow with its views of the river and mountain give such a sense of peace and privacy that is not easy to find. The facilities are perfect for one's needs - solar lights, gas and a donkey for hot water. If I could upgrade something it would be the shower head. Sitting on the patio overlooking the mountain, river and sheep is something you don't get to experience every day.

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Marinda H - Apr 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Marinda H
With spouse/partner

Awesome.

Amanzi Empilo Bungalow was fantasties! Die eienaars was ongelooflik vriendelik en behulpsaam. Die wegbreek van alles: TV, telefoon en mense was wonderlik. Net my kamera se batterylaai was 'n challenge sonder krag. Beveel die plek en sy mense van Grace Hill farms met liefde aan.

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Awesome.

Amanzi Empilo Bungalow was fantastic! The owners were incredibly friendly and helpful. Break away from everything: TV, phone and people were wonderful. Just the charging of my camera's battery was a challenge without power. Recommend the place and the people of Grace Hill farms with love.

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Carien W - Apr 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Carien W
With spouse/partner

Dit was ongelooflik om so een met die natuur te wees.

Dit is 'n pragtige plek en die omgewing is baie mooi. Ons het Naude's Nek-pas baie geniet. Gasvrou was baie vriendelikheid en het die heerlike koeksisters wat sy in die winkel verkoop. Die "bungalow" is pragtig en goed toegerus. Met die dat daar geen krag is nie, kan mens die stilte en natuur baie meer geniet.

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It was amazing to be so one with nature.

It is a beautiful place and the surroundings are very beautiful. We really enjoyed Naude's Nek pass. Hostess was very kind and has the delicious cookies she sells in the shop. The "bungalow" is beautiful and well equipped. With the fact that there is no power, one can enjoy the silence and nature much more.

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Hettie V - Jan 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Hettie V
With friends

Pragtige omgewing waar jy deel word van die natuurskoon, en die eenvoud van die rondawel wat jou na jou Ouma laat verlang.

Dis die ideale wegbreek vir 'n gesin wat bereid is om 'n oopplan-rondawel met 'n dubbelbed en stapelbed met mekaar te deel. Dis 'n uitdaging om die sonkrag-lampies en die donkie vir warm water baas te raak, maar dit wérk! Op die ou end 'n heerlike ervaring wat saambind. Die plaaswinkel het alles wat jy nodig het van braaivleis tot koeksisters. Die omgewing is sprokiesmooi, met die duidelikste sterre en die enigste gedruis die kabbel van die Bellrivierstroompie is.

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Beautiful surroundings where you become part of the natural beauty, and the simplicity of the rondavel that makes you long for your Grandma.

It's the ideal getaway for a family willing to share an open-plan rondavel with a double bed and bunk beds. It's a challenge to master the solar lights and the donkey for hot water, but it works! In the end, a wonderful bonding experience. The farm shop has everything you need from roast beef to biscuits. The surroundings are fairytale beautiful, with the clearest stars and the only noise is the babbling of the Bell River stream.

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Leza V - Oct 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Leza V
With spouse/partner

Absoluut uit die boeke uit.

Net wat 'n moeë persoon nodig gehad het. Pragtige uitsig oor die Bellrivier met die kabbelende waters wat in die agtergrond ruis. Die eienaar was baie behulpsaam en beslis sal ons dit graag weer wil besoek.

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Simply the best.

Just what a tired person needed. Beautiful view of the Bell River with the roaring stream in the background. The owner was very helpful and we would definitely like to visit again.

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Marts K - May 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Marts K
With spouse/partner

Fantastiese ligging maar kragvoorsiening en warm water lei tot 'n mate van ongerief.

'n Baie goed geleë fasiliteit wat skoon en netjies is. Jammer dat die parkeerafdak die uitsig bederf en dat swak beligting die algemene verblyf bederf. Die feit dat daar slegs 'n vrieskasfasiliteit is, is ook problematies.

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Fantastic location but power supply and warm water led to some inconvenience.

A very well located facility that is clean and tidy. Unfortunately, the carport spoils the view and poor lighting spoils the overall stay. The fact that there is only a freezer facility is also problematic.

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Madelein K - Dec 2016
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Madelein K
Family with teenagers

Vergeet van die stad en ontspan in die vrede van die platteland.

Die rit hierheen berei jou voor op die afgesonderdheid, vrede en skoonheid van hierdie wêreld. Die ligging van hierdie hut maak jou deel van die natuur onmiddelik. Hier is nie fieterjasies nie maar jy mis niks. Alles wat jy nodig het is voorsien. Warm water en kraakskoon beddegoed maak dit 'n heerlike ervaring.

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Forget the city and relax in the peace of the countryside.

The drive here prepares you for the seclusion, peace and beauty of this world. The location of this cabin makes you part of nature immediately. There are no frills here, but you don't miss anything. Everything you need is provided. Hot water and spotless bedding make it a lovely experience.

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Gusti C - Nov 2016
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Gusti C
Family with young children

Fantasties! Natuur en mens! Baie min woorde beskryf die ervaring wat ons volgende jaar weer gaan terugsien daar.

Baie min woorde beskryf die ervaring wat ons volgende jaar weer gaan terugsien daar. Kilometers aaneen en verrassing op verrassing met natuurtonele wat onbeskryfbaar mooi is. Hilton, Sunelle, Sean, Marie, Rick, Dave, Lee en al die ander fantastiese mensies, baie dankie!

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Fantastic! Nature and person! Very few words can describe this experience which we will have again next year.

Very few words can describe this experience and we will go back again next year. Surprise on surprise for miles on end in nature which is amazingly pretty. Hilton, Sunelle, Sean, Marie, Rick, Dave, Lee and all the other fantastic people, thank you.

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Melissa G - Jul 2016
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Melissa G
With spouse/partner

Rustige natuurskoon.

Wat 'n heerlike honeymoon! Rustig, afgeleë en pragtig! Werklik self-catering, het dit geniet om die donkie te stook vir warm water. Die plek is goed ingerig teen die koue en alles werk! Die gas en sonkrag dra by tot 'n baie romantiese atmosfeer. Sou deckchairs voorstel om na die sterre te kan kyk en dalk 'n teleskoop beskikbaar te stel- teen ekstra verhuring natuurlik! Die sterre is werklik ongelooflik!

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Peaceful, natural beauty.

What a lovely honeymoon! Peaceful, remote and beautiful! Truly self-catering, enjoyed firing up the donkey for hot water. The place is well equipped against the cold and everything works! The gas and solar power add to the romantic atmosphere. Would suggest deckchairs so that one can watch the stars and maybe even get a telescope that one might hire. The stars are really incredible!

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Adell E - Mar 2016
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Adell E
With spouse/partner

Stilte, pragtige natuurskoon en gerieflike verblyf.

Ons het die tyd in Rhodes baie geniet. Die verblyf by Empilo was heerlik. Ons hou van die stilte, pragtige uitsigte en die ruim binne en buite area. Die stook van die donkie en sonkrag ligte gee so plaas atmosfeer! 'n Berghut duisend.

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Silence, beautiful scenery and comfortable accommodation.

We really enjoyed the time in Rhodes. The stay at Empilo was wonderful. We love the silence, beautiful views and the spacious indoor and outdoor area. The stove from the donkey and solar lights give such a farm atmosphere! A mountain hut thousand.

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Annatjie S - Mar 2016
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Annatjie S
With spouse/partner

'n Wonderlike ervaring in die natuur met alle moontlike geriewe!

Ons was aangenaam verras deur die gasvryheid en fyn smaak van ons gasheer en -vrou! Alle geriewe was daar en modern met gas en sonkrag. Ons het die heerlike stilte en vars lug waardeer en sal weer gaan!

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A wonderful experience in nature with all possible amenities!

We were pleasantly surprised by the hospitality and fine taste of our host and wife! All amenities were there and modern with gas and solar power. We appreciated the lovely silence and fresh air and will go again!

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Andre W - Feb 2016
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Andre W
Family with young children

Die regte plek vir afskakel en ontslae raak van die stadsgeraas en stres.

Wonderlike natuurskoon met gasvryheid wat 'n mens net op 'n klein middellandse dorpie kry. Ek kan dit sonder enige twyfel aanbeveel.

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The right place to switch off and get rid of the city noise and stress.

Wonderful scenery with hospitality that you only get in a small midland town. I can recommend it without any doubt.

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  • Capacity: 4 people
  • All ages welcome
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Grace Hill Farm, R396, 5 km from Rhodes, 9787, Eastern Cape
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