In Our Area
Angala is located in the very heart of the Winelands with Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl all within a 15-20min drive from the hotel. World-renowned wine farms, restaurants, golf courses, and hiking trails are the area’s most attractive features. We have selected our favourites and made booking as convenient as possible for you with the information listed below. We will happily arrange any of the below on your behalf so please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre – Booking for all activities and restaurants is essential
Explore the Winelands and its mountains on foot! The Cape Winelands has some of the most incredible hiking trails in South Africa and the difficulty ranges from beginners to advanced, easily allowing something for everyone to enjoy. Here are our recommendations.
Stellenbosch – Jonkershoek Nature reserve
Trail distance: 17km
Estimated time: 6 hours
This scenic trail has a steep climb to a contour path just below the Banhoek peaks. This path leads to Bergriviernek, which has amazing views of Assegaaiboskloof. Bring a swimming costume with you.
The route winds across the picturesque Dwarsberg plateau, with streams surrounded by Disas flowers, to Kurktrekkernek. From here, you can take a short detour to the summit of Guardian Peak (1 227m), which has stunning panoramic views of the Cape Peninsula, from Table Mountain to Cape Point, Robben Island, False Bay, Cape Hangklip, and the peaks of the Hottentots Holland range. From Kurktrekker, the path descends past Tweede and Eerste Waterval, back to the starting point. Please note the path is slippery when wet.
Trail distance: 6.4km
Estimated time: 2 hours
This is an easy ramble along the Eerste River, past Eerste Waterval, followed by a steep climb along a gorge to the foot of Tweede Waterval. The dangerous ascent to this waterfall is closed but you can stop at Eerste Waterval on your way back down. Please note the path is slippery when wet. Bring a swimming costume with you.
Jonkershoek Hiking Permits
T: +27 21 483 0000
Franschhoek – Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve
Trail distance: 13km
Estimated time: 5 hours
The in-and-out trail to DuToitskop Peak starts and ends at the main entry gate to the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve. The trail rises about 660m to DuToitskop Peak (elevation 1407m; 33-52-57 S; 19-09-00 E) and a moderately fit person can hike to DuToitskop Peak in less than 3 hours (one way). The DuToitskop Trail, which includes the walk up to Breakfast Rock, branches off to the left (in a north westerly direction) at Breakfast Rock. The trail mostly heads in a north-north westerly direction, rising steadily (about 15-17m per 100m). Magnificent vistas of the Franschhoek valley can be seen on the way up.
Trail distance: 6km
Estimated time: 3-4 hours
Notes: The first section of this well-marked and popular linear trail includes the Breakfast Rock Trail. A fit hiker can complete the round trip in about 3 hours. Unprepared hikers should not divert to the Perdekop Trail. The distance from the main gate to the vantage point at the terminus of the Uitkyk Trail is about 3km from where you double back to the main gate. The trail crosses a stream about 845 metres beyond Breakfast Rock; this is a wonderful place to stop – the water is safe to drink and very refreshing. The Uitkyk trail terminus and panoramic viewpoint boast a spectacular view of the secluded Wemmershoek valley and Wemmershoek Dam.
Mont Rochelle Hiking Permits
T: +27 83 270 7291
Famous Golf Courses
Angala is the perfect home base for a luxurious golfing holiday with many of South Africa’s world-renowned golf courses located within a 30km radius of our doorstep. We can arrange pro golfer lessons and assist you in booking your tee off times. Here are our recommendations.
Distance from Angala: 25km (5km as the crow flies)
A round of golf on a course created by one of the world’s greatest athletes is bound to rank high on the list of any golfer. The name Nicklaus has long been associated with greatness on the golf course – but extends far beyond the man and his dominance as a legendary golfer. Today the name Nicklaus represents superior golf course design – the result of Jack’s more than four decades as a renowned golf course designer.
Distance from Angala: 26km
Stellenbosch Golf Club celebrated its centenary in 2004. This, the 4th oldest Golf Club in South Africa, changed from a 9 hole golf course to the current 18 hole championship layout in 1953. This magnificent golf course has hosted some of South Africa’s most prestigious golf tournaments, including the 1999 South African Open and 5 South African Masters tournaments.
T: +27 21 880 0103
Distance from Angala: 30km
Our course is the perfect test for all golfers. Our red and blue markers will be ideal for golfers who are new to the game or prefer a shorter course for more enjoyment. The white and yellow markers is a challenging set up that will test your shot making abilities. The course has an excellent mix of parkland holes, as well as the Oak tree lined Blaauwklippen river which winds its way through the Golf Estate and comes into play at various intervals.
Award Winning Wine Farms
Immerse yourself in the magnificence of South Africa’s Winelands and visit one of the prestigious wine farms near us. Entwined in rich history, fertile soils and incredible natural landscapes we are very excited to share some of our top picks!
The Rupert & Rothschild partnership was formed in 1997 by the late Dr Anton Rupert of South Africa and the late Baron Edmond de Rothschild of France. Their vision and guiding principles were carried forward by their sons, the late Anthonij Rupert and Baron Benjamin de Rothschild. Today the Rupert family and Baron Benjamin de Rothschild share this prestigious partnership in wine production.
T: +27 21 874 1648
Our winemaking philosophy is firmly rooted in the old-world – we have drawn inspiration from some of the most revered wine regions across Europe.
While our approach to winemaking is traditional, our outlook on planting and assemblage is an exploratory one, allowing us to find a unique way to express our soils, climate and remarkable site in Franschhoek.
T: +27 21 876 2182
The historic Cape vernacular Manor House dates back to 1812 and is home to our premier wine tasting and pairing experiences. Join us for wine and food tastings in the recently refurbished Manor House where the history and antiques of the house pair beautifully with the estate’s wines. Signature experiences are presented from a private room and include a Historic Tasting of 5 wines representing the history of Boschendal; a Connoisseur Tasting of 5 limited release wines; an MCC and Canapé pairing; an MCC and Oyster pairing; and a Shiraz and Angus Beef pairing.
T: +27 21 870 4237
World Class Restaurants
We are situated in the centre of South Africa’s culinary hot pot with an extraordinary selection of establishments to choose from. Below are some of our favourites and we strongly recommend making reservations before you arrive to avoid disappointment.
Bistro & Bakery
There is nothing like a familiar welcome to create an atmosphere of warmth, a sense of coming home and of good things prepared with love.
The Lust Bistro & Bakery enfolds you with that feeling of belonging that fills up your senses with satisfaction. Cradled in the folds of the peaceful Vrede en Lust wine estate in Franschhoek, the Lust Bistro & Bakery entices one’s surroundings with the tantalising aromas of freshly baked artisan bread – imaginative creations of Jean Pierre Smith, patron chef and baker extraordinaire whose lunchtime chalkboard presents a constantly intriguing invitation of discovery.
T: +27 21 874 1456
The newest addition to the Franschhoek scene is a restaurant really and truly for Franschhoek. Both in concept and in name, the aptly named “Le coin Français”, which literally means French Corner, will embody the essence of the valley in heritage, cuisine, art and wine. It will feature cutting edge methods meeting time tested French elegance in cuisine, a carefully selected locally themed wine list to showcase the best local wines, a French sommeliers selection, and an ever-evolving collaboration of artists.
T: +27 74 126 0022
Their dining experience is an expression of the seasons, where classic bistro favourites are served with the finest South African touches. Their story is simple; the best food starts with the best ingredients.
Overlooking a sea of vineyards and olive groves planted on the Simonsberg, our views from the terrace span all the way into the Banhoek Valley.
T: +27 21 885 8160