Tranquillity and privacy in your very own guesthouse, enchanting garden and sun-kissed pool. In the heart of the gourmet village, Franschhoek, nestled in the world's most beautiful wine valley. Three adjacent guesthouses, Gelatenheid, Oortuiging and Vreugde. Breakfasts under the vines at Twyfeling.
Franschhoek* guest house and boutique hotel offers five star guest house and small boutique hotel accommodation in five unique buildings with four pools. These are all situated on the same beautiful property in a quiet area of the village Franschhoek in the most beautiful wine valley in the world right in the heart of the Cape Winelands.
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. Explore Franschhoek and the surrounding winelands and scenic routes. Our concierge desk is open 24/7 to help you with restaurants, wine tours, hikes and advice on what to see and do.
Three of the buildings, Gelatenheid (Equanimity), Oortuiging (Conviction) and Vreugde (Joy) each have their own sun-kissed swimming pool and shady, private garden. The fourth building, Uitsig (View) is a separate, large, luxurious upstairs suite with balcony and lovely views. The fifth building, Twyfeling (Doubting) 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.
Hire a car or let us organise transport or specialised tours for you.
Hire bicycles and explore or else get taken on mountain paths or wine tasting with a guide:
Go fly fishing: La Ferme fly fishing
Play golf nearby: Boschenmeer
Hike around the village outskirts or in the nature reserve in the mountains overlooking Franschhoek or behind the Berg River Dam.
Go for a guided walk with a historian or a geologist:
Fynbos hikes: By appointment on the farms Haute Espoir and La Motte.
Go wine tasting on horse back or just ride through the vineyards and fynbos Paradise Stables
Visit the valley museums: Huguenot Memorial Museum
Visit a gallery or pottery studio
Visit the wine farms: There are over 30 in the Franschhoek Valley open to the public.
Pamper yourself at one of the many health spas: Klein Genot
Visit the chocolate factory
In summer time listen to jazz every Friday evening
Take a scenic helicopter trip
Spend a day touring the beautiful valleys, towns and mountain passes in the surrounding area as well
Sit at the side walk cafes and watch the world go by
Shop at the village?s antique shops
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