2 An­gala Bou­tique Ho­tel & Guest House

South African Country Life - - Country Escapes - – Sue Adams

Franschhoek

Set in the rolling vine­yards of the Franschhoek Val­ley, it is cer­tainly a space held by an­gels, as the play on its name at­tests. The main area has ex­ten­sive views and the sur­round­ing gar­dens are lush and ex­otic. The ho­tel is sim­ply dec­o­rated and each room has its own spe­cial story. In­di­vid­ual treat­ments are done in your room and there’s a wide range to choose from. Shi­atsu and yoga are also on of­fer. There is a so­lar-heated, ozonated pool and a Jacuzzi in the glo­ri­ous gar­dens. It is tempt­ing to or­der Cham­pagne to go with the other bub­bles but, if I am do­ing this for my health, I can see this isn’t a good idea. The sauna feels like I have just landed in mod­ern Ja­pan, with nor­mal and in­frared heat­ing, and the steam room helps the detox. An­gala also of­fers heav­enly, healthy food and the toss-up af­ter lunch is to ex­plore or sim­ply stay and com­mune with the an­gels at An­gala’s nat­u­ral pool.

The an­gels win, al­though I know there is a whole lot to do in the Cape Winelands. It just means I will have to re­turn.

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