AKADEMIE STREET GUESTHOUSE
in Franschhoek, Winelands,
Western Cape, South Africa
"Best Small Guesthouse in South Africa" - For each of the last six years voted into top two in the Automobile Association - American Express Awards -
Akademie Street Guesthouses offers five-star accommodation in five unique
buildings, all situated on the same beautiful property in a quiet area of the
village Franschhoek in the heart of the Cape Winelands. There are four
sun-kissed swimming pools and shady gardens where one can lie in privacy and
listen to the splashing of the fountains, the song of the cicadas, the cooing of
the Cape Doves … sounds so evocative of the Cape Winelands. This is coupled with
the personal service that only a very small, family owned and managed, five-star
guesthouse/boutique-hotel can give. From this retreat one can stroll to the
village centre and its famous restaurants. Historic wine farms, great golf
courses, hiking, fly-fishing and riding are close by.
- Gelatenheid (Equanimity) is our largest (220 square metre) guesthouse -
a double storey just for two. The en-suite loft bedroom with king size bed,
dressing and living room area opens onto an upstairs veranda with special views
over the mountains and vineyards. There is a romantic bath under the trees with
a heated towel rail. Downstairs there is a kitchen and a dining area overlooking
a large pool and private garden.
- Oortuiging (Conviction) is our 1860's luxury cottage nestled under a
giant white stinkwood tree. It has two en-suite bedrooms, a lounge, a kitchen
and a dining room. It has its own pool and private shade and sun gardens.
Oortuiging can sleep three but takes two in spacious luxury.
- Vreugde (Joy) sleeps two in a king-size bed or, if previously
requested, in twin three-quarter beds. The bath and shower are separate, there
is a small kitchenette and French doors open onto a wide veranda with beautiful
garden and private pool. One can lounge on the leather sofa on the porch
listening to the birds and the singing of the fountain. This is a very intimate
- Uitsig (View) sleeps two in a king-size bed or, if previously
requested, in twin three-quarter beds. The bath and shower are separate and
French doors open onto a sun-baked balcony with a lovely view of the mountains.
This private, upstairs suite is wonderfully comfortable. Uitsig shares a large
heated pool and garden with Twyfeling.
- Twyfeling (Doubting) is a gracious Cape Dutch style house with large
living rooms and two large bedroom suites both of which sleep two in a king-size
bed or, if previously requested, in twin three-quarter beds. Twyfeling shares a
large heated pool and garden with Uitsig.
All our prices include VAT, Franschhoek Tourism levy, generous breakfasts,
welcoming bottle of Champagne, free drinks, telephone, inter-net / Wi-Fi and
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