In the 'hood, Franschhoek as a destination

The French corner of the Cape, Franschhoek lies in one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world, just 45 minutes’ from Cape Town and within half an hour of the Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington and Somerset West wine routes. This traditionally French town is the food and wine capital of the country and one would be hard pressed to dispute the claim. Eight of the top 100 restaurants in ... cont.

5 Alademie Street, Franschhoek, 7690, Cape Winelands, South Africa

Directions to Akademie Street Boutique Hotel

From Cape Town International Airport
Exit the airport in the direction of the N2 expressway (Cape Town). Turn off at the Somerset West sign (watch for it - it comes up quite soon). Keep on the N2 and exit at the Baden Powell Drive / Stellenbosch sign. Turn left and continue for quite a distance (past Spier Estate) untill you come to a T- junction. Turn right onto the dual road - this leads into the town of Stellenbosch. Continue along this road (Adam Tas Street) untill you pass the railway station on your left. You come to a yield sign leading to the left. Keep going left. Keep straight on untill just past the industrial/commercial areas then look for a sign to the right saying Franschhoek via Helshoogte Pass. Go right through the pass (past Boschendal Estate) untill you reach a T-junction. Turn Right and about 15km later you will find yourself in Franschhoek.

From Cape Town Centre (about an hour’s drive)
Take the N1 expressway towards Paarl, Drive a fairly long way until you get to exit 47 where sign says R44/R103 Stellenbosch, Klapmuts, Wellington. Turn right. Fairly soon come to a 4-way stop. Cross over and shortly thereafter you will see a sign to left saying Franschhoek.Continue for about 9 km until you reach a T-junction. Turn right and keep driving until you find yourself in the town of Franschhoek

To find Akademie Street Guesthouses once in Franschhoek
Drive through Franschhoek until the end of town – the monument in front of you. Turn left. The second road is Akademie Street turn left (You cannot go right). Come to Twyfeling at the big oak trees. You will see the Akademie Street Guesthouses sign.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (0.5 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (0.5 km)
  • Internet Café (0.5 km)
  • Post Office (0.5 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (0.5 km)
  • Grocery Store (0.6 km)
  • Car Hire (0.75 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (0.75 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (1 km)
  • Laundromat (1 km)
  • Shopping Mall (27 km)
  • Train Station (27 km)
  • Airport (75 km)

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Cultural experiences
  • Cycling paths
  • Fishing
  • Galleries / museums
  • Golf course(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Hang- / paragliding
  • Health spa / massage
  • Helicopter Flips
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Theatre (performing arts)
  • Wine tasting

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