Amanzi Empilo Bungalow Rhodes Self-catering Accommodation in Eastern Cape
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  • Property TypeHouse
  • Guests4
  • Bedrooms1
  • Bathrooms1

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  • Property listed on since September 2015

Amanzi Empilo Bungalow is a highly recommended property for self catering in Rhodes for up to 4 guests visiting the Eastern Cape Highlands region.

About Amanzi Empilo Bungalow

Amanzi Empilo means ‘healing waters’ in the native Xhosa language and is a true description of the location of the bungalow. It is hidden away around the bends of the Bell River. It is a mere stone’s throw away from the river which makes it the perfect break away for the fly-fisherman and mountain lover.

The bungalow is private and newly built and falls on the property of Grace Hill Farm. It is 1km off the main gravel road that passes the farm house.

The farm is 4km east of Rhodes village in the Eastern Cape Highlands. The mountains that surround the bungalow are the Southern Drakensberg, Maluti and the Witteberge. Tiffendell Ski Resort is 25km away and lies on the slopes of Ben Mcdui, the highest peak in the Cape (3001m). Naude’s Nek Pass is the highest pass in South Africa (2580m) and the base of the pass is just 8km away from the bungalow.

Self Catering Accommodation

This river stone bungalow caters for four people. It is furnished with one double bed and one bunk bed that is custom made from the grey poplar trees on the farm. It is equipped for self-catering with warm water and gas stove and refrigeration.

Enjoy the spectacular view from the huge deck whilst having a braai, watching the bird life or listening to the water as it flows between the rocks.


• Mountain biking
• Hiking
• Fly fishing
• 4 x 4 routes
• Horse riding
• Birding
• Rock art
• Brewery at Toeka’s
• Ski in winter at Tiffendell
• Five course meal at Tenahead Lodge

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Heater(s)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Garden(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool


  • Tour assistance

Rooms & Rates

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Amanzi Empilo Bungalow

This river stone bungalow caters for 4 people. One double bed and one bunk bed that is custom made from the grey poplar trees on the farm. It is equipped for self-catering with warm water and gas stove and refrigeration.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

3 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewvery good

Wonderful location, attentive owners nearby, really great little place in wonderful part of the country

April 2019

ryan sydow (Benoni)

Verified reviewexcellent

Amazing view over the Bell River. The Bungalow was spotless, neat and very clean. Basic amenities. Very private and secluded!

August 2017

Shaleen Pooran (Gauteng)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Bloemfontein Airport - 450km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since September 2015

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