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Watch to the end!

This inspiring new film made by South African Tourism is so worth watching. Make sure you watch it to the end – and then watch it again knowing what you’ll know. I am still wiping tears from my eyes!  

Out and About on Sundays

Every now and then comes along a rare occasion when the guesthouse is empty, the sun is shining, we have a little money in our pockets … and it’s Sunday! This week we decided to take full advantage and take a drive to one of the restaurants or wine farms in the surrounding area. From […]



Coffee at The Old Gaol on Church Square in Swellendam can too easily turn into lunch, accompanied by a glass or three of Blush from Bon Courage.  Sitting on the deck in the shade of some wonderful old oaks and overlooking the stunning much photographed NG Kerk, one often finds oneself in conversation with interesting […]


Uninvited guests

Our guesthouse prides itself on being pet friendly, gay friendly, biker friendly, wheelchair friendly – and next week we are going for official accreditation as birder friendly. In fact we are just so darn friendly that the news has got around the local dog population, one or two  of whom likes to pop in at […]

Very Rare Zebras

The rare Cape Mountain Zebra can be found in Bontebok Park which is South Africa’s smallest National Park and is one of Swellendam’s many interesting places to visit.  The Even Rarer Small Brown Nosed Zebra can be spotted frequently at Impangele when they come to work with Beauty!

Lovely Old Lady


Impangele Rocks!

Staying in the cottage this last week was AC/DC tribute band ‘SA/DC’ who have been performing  at the 2012 Up The Creek Festival Dave has enjoyed having fellow musos with whom to talk all things Rock and Roll…..

Interesting Guests 2


Meisie meets the Mayor of Swellendam


Interesting Guests 1

The Wildebeeste Goes on the Wine trail

Dave the Wine Connoisseur

The Fire Continues….

Spectacular pictures of the raging fire are emerging – amazing to think that such devastation can be caused by one careless act – a dropped cigarette, rumour has it.