Akademie Street Guesthouses, a short stroll to Franschhoek villages famous restaurants, are different in that they offer the discerning traveler their own private, peaceful and luxurious guesthouse each with its own beautiful garden and private pool. Here one can experience
The cooing of the Cape Turtle Dove
The shade of the oaks
The splashing of the fountains
The chant of the cicadas
Bougainvillea baking in the sun
Breakfasts are served under a vine-covered patio or in the Cape Dutch home called Twyfeling (Doubting)
Gelatenheid (Equanimity) is the 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 verandah with special views over the mountains and vineyards. There is a romantic bath under the trees with a heated towel rail. Downstairs are a kitchen and a dining area overlooking a large pool and private garden.
Oortuiging (Conviction) is an 1860s luxury cottage. It has two en-suite bedrooms, a lounge, a kitchen and a dining room. It has its own pool and private garden. Oortuiging can sleep three but takes two in spacious luxury.
Vreugde (Joy) sleeps two in twin three-quarter beds, or a king size bed on prior notice. 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.
Welcome bottle of Cap Classsique sparkling wine, generous breakfasts, free laundry, free Internet, free drinks, all-inclusive rate.
What the press has said:
"The Citizen" "Breakfast should be declared a national monument, for it's rare that finer can be found.
"Rapport" "Arthur and Kathy Mc William Smiths Akademie Street Guesthouses collection is rich in atmosphere, luxury, peace and privacy - It is the ideal hiding place for the traveler who is no longer impressed with five star hotels."
"Wineland" "- a little bit like sleeping in an art gallery - Luxurious finishes, space and comfort laid down by an artistic hand."
Microwave in unit
TV in Room
Fans in room
Heating in room
Safe in room/reception
Tea/Coffee facilities in room
Bar/Fridge in room
Safe open off-street parking
Iron Board Available
Special Meals on request
Credit cards accepted
Very many famous restaurants 150 metres - 15 km
Golf courses 20km
Wine farms - in the epicentre of the winelands
Monuments 100 metres
Mountain hikes 2 km
Horse riding 1 km
Stellenbosch 30 km
Paarl 25 km
Boschendal 15 km
Traveler Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Current reviews - 1 posted
Simply the BEST place to stay in Franschhoek
Author: Gys de Beer
Posted: Friday, March 18 2005, 16:27:52
During a recent trip to the Cape (Sept 04) I decided to book us a night in Franschhoek and came across Akademie Str Guest Houses. There were other possibilities in Franschhoek, and all I can say is I AM SO GLAD I CHOSE AKADEMIE STR!!!! If you want to stay in the most charming, delightful, awesome, peaceful and friendly surroundings, then Akademie Str is the place to go. I cannot stop raving about it to everyone I meet. We were treated like royalty by the caretaker, Susan Salt, who tended to our every need without hesitation, she is a fountain of information and makes one feel right at home. The breakfast, served in the main house's dining room, overlooking picturesque gardens, was out of this world. Within walking distance of EVERYTHING there is to see and do, it is idealy situated in a quiet street of Franschhoek. We stayed in "Vreugde" or "Joy", the "bachelors" garden cottage, and at an extremely competitive rate too I might mention! WOW, WOW, WOW, don't stay anywhere else in Franschhoek, but at Akademie Str. I can't recommend this place enough! We will be back, and this time for a longer stay.
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