We Went There: ‘Angala’ The Beautiful Goddess Of The Winelands

Angala, a boutique hotel, is a gorgeous retreat hidden away on a mountainside where Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek meet in the Cape Winelands.


  • Angala is an exclusive oasis with all the facilities and restaurant only available to in-house guests.
  • Three of South Africa’s top wine farms are within 5km of the hotel and there are countless more hidden gems you’ll discover during your stay.
  • Angala offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside combined with homely hospitality and facilities to refresh body and spirit.
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A few minutes’ drive away from the town center and the areas many attractions, up winding mountain roads, through vineyards and farmlands, lies Angala – a retreat that is both homely and luxurious with a tranquil atmosphere and contemporary design.


Explore the region or make it a day of relaxation and rejuvenation in one of Angala’s many spa facilities to awaken mind, body and spirit. Image: The Sandton Times

Within easy reach of the world-renowned winelands of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, the hotel itself is surrounded by lush gardens and vineyards, providing guests with a tranquil environment in which to relax and unwind. The hotel’s accommodation includes luxurious suites, family rooms, and executive apartments, all of which feature modern amenities and stylish décor, including an air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, tea, and coffee making facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Travelers can also enjoy the outdoor pool and lounge area, as well as the outdoor terrace with its mountain views.


Intimate and cosy, the Angala kitchen doesn’t disappoint when it comes to gourmet dishes and a warm atmosphere on those slightly crisper Cape nights. Image: The Sandton Times

The hotel’s restaurant serves up some of the finest cuisine in the region, with a creative and fresh menu that changes seasonally. Expect a variety of South African and international dishes, as well as a selection of wines and local craft beers. For breakfast, guests can enjoy freshly baked pastries, omelets and early morning favourites, while lunch and dinner offer a selection of fine dining dishes. The restaurant also offers an al fresco dining area with views of the surrounding area. There is also a bar with a wide variety of local and international beverages, for that pre-dinner sunset drink.


The spacious and beautifully appointed bathrooms at Angala add to the luxurious feel of this mountain retreat, with an indoor and outdoor shower. Image: The Sandton Times

Angla also boasts a divine wellness offering, with a range of facilities to rejuvenate mind and body, including a unique Eco Pool set in a lush indigenous aquatic garden, with no salt, chemicals, nor sterilisation equipment to keep it clean and clear. Then try the steam room or infrared sauna to improve circulation, reduce blood pressure, clear sinus, and lung congestion, open up and release dirt from skin pores and of course promote muscle recovery and relaxation. To round it all off, take a dip in the Ozonated Pool or Heated Plunge Pool for an all-round hydrotherapy experience!


The Eco Pool – a pristine ecosystem for a daily dip, or simply a space to lounge the day away poolside admiring the flora, dragonflies and birdsong. Image: The Sandton Times

If it’s yoga and wine tasting you’re after, Angala offers both. With unmatched access to those who love the idea of exploring the valleys, mountains and winelands of the Cape, Angala offers the perfect base to access all these and so much more.


Angala makes for a perfect getaway destination for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and take in the Cape Winelands. It goes without saying that this luxurious retreat is perfect for couples, families, and business travelers alike. With its luxurious and tranquil atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to enjoy some rest and relaxation. Go for the stunning mountain views, exquisite cuisine, and range of activities and amenities – its sure to offer a memorable and rejuvenating stay.


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