about us

Familie Hengstmann gemütlich zusammen

The B&B is managed by Henrietta and Rainer Hengstmann who live on the property and welcome you to Lala Panzi. They speak English, German and Afrikaans and it is their aim to conjure a smiley on their guest’s faces, so that they have an unforgettable holiday in a home away from home.

Henrietta is South African bred and worked in teaching and IT. She raised two daughters, Nicole and Michèle and she now manages the best breakfast kitchen in the Western Cape.

Rainer is a Mining Engineer, who has worked in more than 100 countries and who was the driving force behind the development of Lala Panzi.

Michèle is an architect, who designed the B&B, incorporating the latest renewable energy technologies, energy conserving materials and green gardening technologies.

Nicole has a MSC degree in engineering economics and as such kept control of the overall economic viability.

About Lala Panzi

Garden view showing solar panels

Michèle’s German engineering resulted in an energy conserving design, minimising the CO2 footprint wherever possible. She used high insulation windows, extra insulation in roofs and walls, heat pumps in combination with solar heating for domestic hot water generation and rain water harvesting to water the own herb garden. This eco-friendly design gives a cosy, warm feeling during the cold season and keeps the heat out during the hot season.

The generously sized suites are located on the executive floor, are furnished with top quality king size XL beds (1,80 m x 2,0 m) and luxury bathrooms. They will pamper any guests.

The large flatlet has just been renovated and is located on the ground floor and comprises of a living room, a fully equipped kitchen, a bedroom with a top quality king size XL bed (1,8 m x 2,00 m) and a bathroom with a walk in shower. The flatlet also offers enough space to add an extra full size (0,90 m x 1,90 m),roll-in single bed (at additional costs).

Lala Panzi with generous sun terrace

The setting is architectonically augmented with very large sun terraces to make the best use of the unimpeded view. The use of glass and stainless steel for the terrace is contrasted by the use of solid, indigenous woods for the communal areas and in the thatched Boma as well as in the spacious guest suites.

Solar heated salt water pool at night.

All rooms and the flatlet have access to a large, solar heated salt water pool, the thatched Boma with BYO bar and a communal entertainment area with dart board and a sun deck with sun loungers.

Pool with area for braai.

Lala Panzi provides gas and charcoal barbecues (braais). Guests are welcome to bring their own food to braai (barbecue) or have parties (on appointment).