Akademie Street


Do you want luxury Franschhoek accommodation in a guest house or very small boutique hotel, rather than stay at a sterile, large hotel no matter how luxurious the latter is?

Then this luxury Franschhoek*, luxury guest house and boutique hotel offers five star guest house and small boutique hotel 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.

Three of the buildings, Gelatenheid, Oortuiging and Vreugde each have their own sun-kissed swimming pool and shady, private garden. The fourth building, Uitsig is a separate, large, luxurious upstairs suite with balcony and lovely views. The fifth building, Twyfeling is a gracious Cape Dutch style house with large living rooms and two large bedroom suites. Uitsig and Twyfeling share a large, heated pool and garden.

It is an easy stroll to the renowned restaurants and attractions in the village of Franschhoek and almost all of the most famous vineyards of the Cape Winelands are a short drive away.

Akademie Street’s accommodation is the perfect place in the Cape Winelands to enjoy peace, privacy and tranquillity with personal attention from the owner managers always available. Franschhoek is the wine and gourmet capital of the Cape but is less than an hour from down-town Cape Town.

*Please note if you wish to explore on the internet more about Franschhoek and its surrounds be careful with the spelling. Many people misspell it either as Franschoek or even Franshoek.

People who have stayed at Akademie Street guest house and boutique hotel have rated it number one in Franschhoek because of the:

Friendly, attentive and helpful owners and staff
Great décor, quality and luxury all in spacious, comfortable buildings
Enormous attention to detail and every amenity
Wonderful breakfasts
All situated in beautiful gardens at a great location in Franschhoek

Gelatenheid is a gloriously spacious double storey guest house with a wide balcony and superb mountain views over the Franschoek Winelands. It has an extra large loft incorporating the bed/dressing/sitting room with an extra length king size bed (or twin extra length beds on prior notice), TV and en-suite bathroom. This is guest house and boutique hotel accommodation at its most spacious. In a quiet corner of the balcony of this Franschhoek guest house a Victorian bath rests under the tree tops. Downstairs is a large lounge and kitchenette with French doors leading out onto a veranda with a pool and fountain garden.

Oortuiging is an atmospheric Franschhoek cottage built in the 1860's. It adds interest to the Akademie Street boutique hotel collection as it played a role in the history of Franschhoek during the Anglo-Boer war. It has two en-suite bathrooms, a lounge, a kitchen and a dining room. This guest house in Franshoek can accommodate two persons sharing in spacious luxury and has its own pool and private shade and sun gardens. The guest house has accommodation for three persons. The main bedroom has an extra length king size bed but with prior notice twin beds can be organized in it. The house is in the shade of a giant white stinkwood tree or one can lie, if one chooses, in the sun in the private pool garden.

Vreugde is a garden suite that sleeps two. The bath and shower are separate, there is a small kitchenette and French doors open onto a wide veranda with a beautiful garden and small pool. Vreugde guest house offers both tranquillity and peace. 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, private place in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley, the loveliest part of the Winelands area of the Western Cape.