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 info@angala.co.za.

Pre – Booking for all activities and restaurants is essential

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Wine Escapes

Wine Escapes is a specialist wine tourism company that seeks to provide its guests with the best possible experiences tasting wine in our beautiful Cape Wine Regions. To do this we offer private, tailored tours based on what our guests enjoy drinking back at home, regions they might like to see and food and wine pairings they might like to do, with a specialist wine guide.

Our goal is to provide our guests with in-depth insight into the different wine regions around the Western Cape so that they leave understanding more of what our beautiful region has to offer and hopefully choose a South African wine again once back home.

Wineland Hiking

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.

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Jonkershoek Nature reserve - Stellenbosch
Panorama Circuit
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.

Tweede Waterval (Second Waterfall) - Stellenbosch
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
E: reservation.alert@capenature.co.za
W: https://www.capenature.co.za/permits/229/
W:http://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=407997721
Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve - Franschhoek
Dutoitskop Trail
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.
Uitkyk Trail - Franschhoek
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
E: mont.rochelle@gmail.com

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.

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Pearl Valley Golf Course (top 10)
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.

T: +27 21 867 8000
E: golf@pearlvalley.co.za
W: https://www.pearlvalley.co.za/golf/reserve-a-round/
Stellenbosch Golf Club (top 20)
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
E: bookings@stbgolf.com
W: http://www.stellenboschgolfclub.com/book-tee-time
De Zalze Golf Course (Top 20)
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.

T: +27 21 880 7300
E: info@dezalzegolf.com
W: http://www.dezalzegolf.com/guest-booking

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!

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.