Akademie Street Guesthouses in Franschoek are uniquely different. The 5* guest house accommodation compromises of 3 separate and unique guest houses and one suite, all situated in a quiet area in the heart of the picturesque village of Franschhoek, which offers world-class wine estates, tastings and cellar tours. The surrounding valley is also the idyllic setting for walking trails, hiking, cycling, bird watching, horse-riding and fly-fishing.
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.
Gelatenheid Guest House is a luxurious double storey guest house with a wide balcony and superb mountain views over the Franschhoek winelands. A large lounge and kitchenette with French doors lead out onto a verandah with a pool and fountain garden.
Oortuiging Guest House has 2 en-suite bathrooms, a lounge, a kitchen and a dining room, and its own pool and private garden.
Vreugde Cottage has a small kitchenette and French doors that open onto a wide verandah with a beautiful garden and small pool.
The large and spacious Uitsig Suite is completely separate, and has its own balcony with lovely views.
Each guest house joins on to pathways leading through lush gardens to the main house where breakfast is served under a vine covered patio or in the Cape Dutch home.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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Breakfast; welcome bottle of champagne; free drinks; and laundry are included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Akademie Guest Houses can be included in you own dream holiday.
Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Radisson Blu Hotel PE
The Garden Route
Akademie Guest Houses
The Cape Winelands
Destination: South Africa.
On this holiday, you'll go on an unforgettable safari in Sabi Sands Game Reserve, tracking wild animals deep into the bush. You'll also drive the famous Garden Route and stay in a private forested reserve near the wide sandy beaches of Plettenberg Bay. After that, you'll head to the pretty village of Franschhoek, staying at a real 'home from home' boutique guest house where nothing is too much trouble for the staff. Finally, you end in Cape Town where you can wake to the sound of gentle waves breaking in the background.
This is a 14 night itinerary including Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Port Elizabeth, The Garden Route, The Cape Winelands and Cape Town.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 3 ratings
The Akademie was 6* - I would recommend it to anyone. It got wows from us all. Also the service and attention to detail was unforgettable.
Akademie Guest Houses Location.
Directions For Drivers
From Cape Town International Airport: Go directly out of the airport to the N2 and follow the directions to Somerset West. Turn to the left when the sign says Stellenbosch (Baden Powell Drive – R310 – exit 33). Take note of the traffic lights – after the second set of lights at a T-Junction you will need to turn right (you are then almost in Stellenbosch).
Stay on the same road until you come to the industrial commercial area of Stellenbosch. Just on the other side of this area you will once again emerge into the countryside (roughly 8 traffic lights after that first right turn). Look for a sign on the right for ‘Franschhoek, Ida’s Valley.’ You may have to look closely as this sign can sometimes be obscured by leaves.
30 metres after the sign you’ll come to a right turn, take this. Keep going past Boschendal until you reach a T-Junction. Turn right at the T-Junction and drive for a further 15 km – this will bring you to Franschhoek. Drive through Franschhoek towards the outskirts of town. You will see the large white Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek in front of you. Take a left turn. The second road after the left turn is Akademie Street. Turn left and you will see the Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House sign located in the garden under some large oak trees. The building here is Twyfeling, where you will find reception.
From Cape Town: Take the N1 expressway towards Paarl. Keep going until you reach Exit 47 and the sign for R44/R103 Stellenbosch, Klapmuts, Wellington. Turn right. After 2 sets of traffic lights you will come to a sign for Franschhoek – turn left here.
After around 9 km you’ll see a T-Junction. Take a right turn here and then drive on into Franschhoek. Drive through Franschhoek towards the outskirts of town. You will see the large white Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek in front of you. Take a left turn. The second road after the left turn is Akademie Street. Turn left and you will see the Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House sign located in the garden under some large oak trees. The building here is Twyfeling, where you will find reception.
From Hermanus/The Garden Route: Follow the signs for the N2. Just outside Bot River take the N2 in the direction of Caledon and look out for a turning to the left to Villiersdorp a few kilometres later. Take this turning. At the T-Junction at Villiersdorp turn left. When you get to a bridge over a large lake, turn right - the sign says Franschhoek. Go over the pass. At the bottom of the pass yhou will arrive in Franschhoek. Look for a sign on the right saying Akademie Street Guesthouses. Follow sign and the guest house is in Akademie Street on the right hand side almost immediately thereafter. Watch for the 'Akademie Street Guesthouses' sign in the garden under the big oaks. The building here is Twyfeling and this is where the reception is.
If you get lost, please call on +27 (0) 82 517 0405 or +27 (0) 21 876 3027.
General Information For Guests
Every suite or cottage has an Afrikaans name that connects it to the property's heritage and all are uniquely comfortable and full of character. All rooms have a fully stocked minibar and tea/coffee making facilities.
There is a main swimming pool which is solar-heated.
Every evening at sunset, drinks are served in the private courtyard.
It is advisable to pre-book dinner reservations in Franschhoek, especially between October and April. You can either do this directly via www.franschhoek-restaurants.co.za or otherwise please ask your Travel Butlers consultant for assistance.
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