In the area
Make Angala your base for exploring the exquisite Cape winelands or exciting Cape Town. You can get your pulse racing with a variety of outdoor and adventure activities, indulge in fine dining and wine tasting, or simply shop the day away. Ask us to assist with bookings and transport for the below:
Discover the beautiful Franschhoek vineyards on the hop-on hop-off Wine Tram
Passengers aboard the hop-on hop-off tour will experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates. Visit www.winetram.co.za for more information.
Pearl Valley, Boschenmeer, De Zalze and Stellenbosh golf estates are internationally renowned golf courses, all within close proximity of Angala.
Franschhoek Wine Route
Franschhoek, Valley of the Huguenots, is one of the premier destinations in the world of wine. This fertile ground is where the French first made wine in South Africa 300 years ago. Today, that noble tradition is carried forward by the members of the Vignerons de Franschhoek. Explore the Franschhoek Wine Route by basing yourself at Angala.
Franschhoek trails, wine & valley walks
Explore Franschhoek and its mountains on foot! There are various hiking trails ranging between 2 – 10km; some suitable for novices and some challenging enough for the experienced hiker! Permits and maps are obtainable from the Franschhoek Tourism Office.
Butterfly World is the largest free flying park for butterflies in Southern Africa. Experience nature at its best at the most unique attraction in the Cape Winelands.
A day’s outing
Shopping at Canal Walk, Access Park or V&A Waterfront
Visit Canal Walk or the V&A Waterfront for a world class shopping experience. These centers also offer fine dining opportunities in case you need a shopping break. If you’re up for bargain hunting, Access Park is the place to get all the big brands at factory prices.
Table Mountain is Cape Town’s most famous icon and, as part of the Western Cape Floral Kingdom, was declared a World Heritage Site in 2004. Towering over the city, the mountain is visible from 200km out at sea. Take the aerial cableway up to admire the view from above, or take a moderate to tough hike up Platteklip or Skeleton Gorge.
Experience the fascinating history of Robben Island – a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment for over 400 years. Those imprisoned on the Island succeeded on a psychological and political level in turning a prison into a symbol of freedom and personal liberation. Boat trips to the island depart daily from the V&A Waterfront, booking is essential.
South Africa is one of the best destinations for watching marine mammals. You’ll see enormous pods of dolphins all year round, or maybe even spot Southern Right and Humpback whales during their annual visits in June. Encounter these majestic animals from the land or boats – various whale watching services operate from Hermanus, Gansbaai and Walker Bay.
Shark cage diving
Great white shark diving at Gansbaai in South Africa is possibly the greatest thrill that you will ever experience! Join in this eco-adventure full of discovery, excitement and awe. And the best news is: You do NOT have to be a qualified diver!
To do a tandem skydive in Cape Town is one of the “must do” things while on holiday or just visiting. See Table Mountain, Robben Island and the beautiful coastline the way the birds do! Skydive Cape Town operates 7 days a week weather permitting.