About Akademie Street Boutique Hotel & Guesthouse
Akademie Street offers five luxurious, private and peaceful houses of which three have their own enchanting garden and pool. From this retreat one can stroll to the village centre and its famous restaurants and historic wine farms.
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.
This 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.
This 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.
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 private place.
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.
This 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 laundry.
What the press has said:
“Breakfast should be declared a national monument, for it’s rare that finer can be found.” - The Citizen
“Arthur and Kathy Mc William Smith’s Akademie Street Guesthouses collection is rich in atmosphere, luxury, peace and privacy - It is the ideal hiding place for the traveller who is no longer impressed with five star hotels.” - Rapport
“- a little bit like sleeping in an art gallery - Luxurious finishes, space and comfort laid down by an artistic hand” - Wineland
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
"Best Small Guesthouse in South Africa" - For each of the last six years voted into top two in the Automobile Association - American Express Awards - Winner in 2006, 2007 and 2009. Amarula, Best Retreats in Africa - Service Excellence Award 2008. Number one hotel in Franschhoek on Tripadvisor.