Angala boutique hotel is nestled on the foothills of the Simonsberg mountain in the heart of the Cape Winelands. We had the absolute pleasure of spending two utterly relaxing nights there and I definitely did not want to leave.
If you want peace and luxury in a beautiful natural setting then Angala is the place to go.
One of the days we spent there was for my birthday and we were very much looking forward to switching off and relaxing the entire day!
The rooms at Angala
We stayed in the lovely Garden cottage but the do have other room options that you can check out here. I loved how our cottage felt so secluded and close to nature. Just look at the view from the bedroom window! We had a huge extremely comfy bed, a massive bathroom with underfloor heating, a fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen. As soon as I stepped inside I was in love and both of us wanted to move in immediately.
The bedroom doors opened up into a outside patio as well as a deck with a swimming pool and a lovely view of the mountains. You can really judge a place by that first impression vibe you get and Angala really had a good one.
It was a sightly overcast day when we arrived but as soon as the sun peaked out we headed onto our patio with a glass of wine and soaked up all the good vibes. We also did some really cool bird spotting in the garden surrounding our cottage. It felt like something out of a Disney movie with the amount of sweet colourful birds that paid us a visit!
What Angala is all about
Angala very much keeps health and wellness in mind at the hotel. They offer massages and other spa experiences as well as yoga and holistic sessions. They even have yoga retreats that get hosted there.
One of our favorite things was the ozonated solar heated pool, sauna and steam room area. It is open 24/7 and I must say there is nothing better than relaxing in a jacuzzi and sauna. Mike also loved jumping into there eco pool after a sauna session. The eco pool has a natural filtering process and is very rejuvenating to jump inside.
Sitting inside the jacuzzi with a glass of bubbles watching the sky turn pink was probably one of my favorite experiences there. It was beyond peaceful and really just one of those moments that you want to bottle and be able to feel again and again.
The entire hotel keeps the theme of relaxation and nature with lots of plants and natural materials used throughout. Even just sitting by the outside fireplace was a treat!
Another great thing is that Angala is always giving back. They support numerous charities and environmental projects that you can check out here.
The food at Angala
We were also lucky enough to experience a gourmet dinner at Angala which was really phenomenal. We eat at a lot of restaurants and the three course meal we ate really came out tops. They also took into account my dietary requirements and came up with a delicious pescatarian friendly menu.
Breakfast was another highlight with the usual cold selection taken to another level. Fresh avocado and salmon as well as oysters and champagne were served and then you still had the option of a hot breakfast. It was my birthday so of course I indulged a bit ( or actually a lot) and the lovely staff even brought me a cupcake and sang to me. Personalised experiences and thought put into things really set places apart from the rest I think.
Why I loved it there
There are so many things I really appreciated and enjoyed about Angala. The staff were all extremely lovely and very accommodating, they even made us french fries when we arrived because we were craving some so much! The different room options is always a plus to me. Our cottage had everything we needed to make food so Mike treated me to lunch in Franschhoek but then made us a romantic dinner at the cottage for my birthday. It’s also so close to nature you can’t help but explore. We went for a lovely 6km hike/run on my birthday morning on a path up the mountain which really made my day.
These are just a few of the lovely things to experience at Angala if you decide to visit.
You can have a look at their rates and packages here.