We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Special little gem”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Angala Boutique Hotel and Guest House
Ranked #3 of 63 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Drakensberg, KZN
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Special little gem”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

Cathbert offers something special: it's a welcoming down-to-earth guesthouse with luxury to boot. We loved the people, the situation and the suite. Admittedly it is quite expensive, but its Fraschoek: that's how they roll. Our suite was beautifully decorated with a great view over the garden, to the dam and vineyards. The bed was completely awesome: electric blankets and ENORMOUS down pillows. The breakfast was excellent with a great selection of fresh fruit as well as delicious and exciting cooked breakfast options. It is a little out of town and the driveway through the wine farm needs to be taken slowly, but it is quiet and beautiful out there. There are mountains to climb or easy paths to stroll and you can easily pop into town to sample the plethora of restaurants, but they do offer dinner on the property.
The staff are welcoming and warm. Just a really good place.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank LindsayMML
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

390 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    350
    35
    4
    0
    1
See reviews for
37
274
7
11
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (87)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
UK
Level Contributor
66 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2012

We have stayed here twice. Last time was as part of our honeymoon simply because we couldn't think of anywhere better. It ticks all the boxes, great location, beautiful accommodation/grounds, fantastic service, delicious food...
Aubrey and his team have made Cathbert very special. We would recommend it to everyone.

Room Tip: The honeymoon cottage is divine. A couple of minutes walk from the dining area/bar, it has 2 bedroom...
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank bexiow
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2012

When I looked at the website I saw that the guesthouse is located in Franschhoek, which was one of the reasons I choose it. When I drove there I found out that it is about 18 km away from Franschhoek and in the first place I was not happy with that, but then I realized that this is even better, because it is right in the middle between Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. The guesthouse is on a vineyard surrounded by beautiful trees with a stunning view onto the mountains. The people were very charming and caring. The rooms are getting new bathrooms (a few of them were already done and look great) and there will be a new deck and restaurant built this year from May to August. The plans look great and it will be beautiful.

Room Tip: Taking one of the bigger rooms might be a good choice, if you also want to enjoy the view from your...
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank RohoYaChui
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mountain View, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2012

My (now) husband and I recently travelled to SA for our wedding. I stayed at Cathbert the night before the wedding with my bridesmaids, in the two-bedroom cottage, which was perfect for us to all get ready on the big day. My husband and I then stayed in one of the luxury suites for two nights after the wedding, and were just in awe of the beautiful views and tranquil surroundings. The breakfast was delicious, the beds were amazingly comfortable and the service from everyone at the guesthouse was excellent. We'll definitely be back!

Room Tip: The two-bedroom cottage is secluded and peaceful, if you're looking for something on the quieter...
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Lesley C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed April 3, 2012

We enjoyed a fantastic 3 night stay at this terrific Country Inn a few miles outside Franschoek. It was the perfect wind down from a busy schedule in the UK. The Inn is situated in beautiful countryside, with fantastic views of the mountains from all sides. The bungalow was well appointed and very clean and comfortable. The pool was most inviting. Dinner and breakfast ( I particularly recommend the French toast ) excellent also. The particularly special thing about Cathbert's is the amazing welcome from Aubrey and Anne (the managers) and all their excellent staff. They made everyone feel welcome, arranged tables at local restaurants and gave lots of expert advice about places to visit, including the local township with a group of residents, which I would strongly recommend. Some of our fellow guests, also from the UK, had returned every year because they loved the Inn so much. I hope we can return again too. It was the most relaxing break and we loved it.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Matebi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2012

What a wonderful place. We stayed 2 nights for our 1 year anniversary and they went all out. Had a superb dinner, romantic turndown and the facilities are superb. Only one recomendation to. You are in prime wine country. Please improve on your wine list. Only 1 Sauvignon blanc and it was terrible.

Will definitely come again

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank AndrewGaylord
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Twickenham
1 review
Reviewed February 24, 2012

In the middle of a vineyard, with superb views in all directions, this has to be the best get-away imaginable. Extremely comfortable and well placed either to enjoy the pool and the service or to explore Franschoek, Paarl and the neighbouring countryside. I don't believe there is another holiday spot like it.

Room Tip: The Luxury suites are superb. Very comfortable and everything provided.It is hard to make a choice a...
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank BridgetTwickenham
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Franschhoek hotels
11.8 mi away
Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House
10.4 mi away
Franschhoek Country House & Villas
11.8 mi away
Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa
Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa
#9 of 11 in Franschhoek
4.0 of 5 bubbles 639 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
11.3 mi away
The Last Word Franschhoek
The Last Word Franschhoek
#3 of 11 in Franschhoek
5.0 of 5 bubbles 466 reviews
11.6 mi away
Leeu House
Leeu House
#2 of 11 in Franschhoek
5.0 of 5 bubbles 152 reviews
11.3 mi away
Avondrood Guest House
Avondrood Guest House
#2 of 63 in Franschhoek
5.0 of 5 bubbles 561 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Angala Boutique Hotel and Guest House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Angala Boutique Hotel and Guest House

Property: Angala Boutique Hotel and Guest House
Address: Corner R45 & Klapmuts Road | Through the Vrede en Lust Farm, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number:
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Angala Boutique Hotel and Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 5 Star Angala Boutique Hotel is where homely luxury blends with the pristine beauty of nature. Located in the heart of the Cape Winelands between magnificent mountains, Angala is a retreat for body, mind and spirit. Our suites and cottages are spacious, fully equipped and private. We have paid special attention to decoration and finer details - clean lines and natural colours are paired with authentic touches throughout. Look out for carefully selected decoration items, sculptures and pieces in our rooms and on our premises, each with a unique origin and story. Angala encompasses an holistic ethos and the property offers its guests facilities including an eco pool, infrared sauna, steam room, and ozonated solar heated pool with spa. Treat yourself to a variety of professional spa and massaging treatments, in the comfort and privacy of your own room. Pearl Valley, Boschenmeer, De Zalze and Stellenbosh golf estates are internationally renowned golf courses, all within close proximity of Angala. Make it your base for exploring the winelands, or indulge in the harmony of our spacious suites and cottages. Whether you're drawn to the pure, natural surroundings, or you just need to get away from it all, you'll experience what you're looking for, right here. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Orbitz, Expedia, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Agoda, Cheap Tickets, Booking.com, Cancelon, TripOnline SA and HRS so you can book your Angala Boutique Hotel and Guest House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing