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Akademie Street Guesthouses in Franschhoek offer five star guest house accommodation in four unique buildings.  

All situated on the same beautiful property in a quiet area of the village Franschhoek in the heart of the Cape Winelands.

In summer the sun shines warmly on the Akademie Street guest house collection.

Three of the buildings have their own sun-kissed swimming pool and shady, private gardens where one can lie in privacy.


*  Hire bicycles and explore
*  Go fly fishing
*  Play golf nearby - Boschenmeer
*  Play tennis even at night
*  Walk around the outskirts or in the nature reserve in the mountains overlooking the village.
*  Go wine tasting on horse back or just ride through the vineyards and fynbos Paradise Stables
*  Visit the valley museums
*  Visit a gallery or pottery studio
*  Visit the wine farms
*  Go for a guided walk with a historian or a geologist
*  Pamper yourself at one of the many health spas
*  Visit the chocolate factory
*  In summer time listen to jazz every Friday evening
*  Take a scenic helicopter trip
*  Sit at the side walk cafes and watch the world go by
*  Shop at the villages antique shops

Cancellation Policy:

-  If cancelling 30 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.
-  If cancelling 999 days before arrival, forfeit R200.00.

Facilities & Services available:

Laundry Service
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - covered)
Swimming Pool

Rooms and Units Available:

Is a gloriously spacious double storey guest house with a wide balcony and superb mountain views over the Franschhoek Winelands.  It has an extra large loft incorporating the bed/dressing/sitting room with an extra length king size bed (or twin beds on prior notice), TV and en-suite bathroom.  This is guest house accommodation at its most spacious in a quiet corner of the balcony of this Franschhoek guest house a Victorian bath rests under the tree tops.  Downstairs is a large lounge and kitchenette with French doors leading out onto a verandah with a pool and fountain garden.

An 1860’s cottage with two en-suite bedrooms, kitchen, dinign room and lounge with sun and shade gardens with own swimming pool.  Max Guests: 3.

This private, upstairs suite is wonderfully comfortable and spacious but has no access to a pool as do the others.  French doors open onto a sun-baked balcony with a lovely view of the mountains.  Max Guests: 2.

En suite bedroom, 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.  Max Guests: 2.

Gelatenheid A

One of two suites in our Cape Dutch style cottage.  This is a plush one bedroom suite on the first floor, complete with separate dressing room and luxurious free standing bath.  Indulgence continues with the private sun drenched balcony and outdoor fireplace.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Gelatenheid B
One of two suites that make up Gelatenheid cottage.The spacious living and dining areas are designed for relaxation and ease.Gelatenheid B is perfect for privacy, with a separate entrance to the hotel gardens, as well as the main street.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Oortuiging A
Spacious luxuriously appointed one bedroom suite in our Heritage cottage, with canopy beds,freestanding copper baths, living room with fireplace and private wood burning hot tub. Direct access to main living room and private pool within cottage.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Oortuiging B
Spacious luxuriously appointed one bedroom suite in our Heritage cottage, with canopy beds,freestanding copper baths, living room with fireplace and private wood burning hot tub. Direct access to main living room and private pool within cottage.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Twyfeling A
Spacious one bedroom suite in the main Cape Dutch building, with its own living room, spacious bathroom with glass roof,and direct access to heated main pool and garden, with its relaxing seating pavilion and sun loungers.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Twyfeling B
Spacious one bedroom suite in the main Cape Dutch building, with it's own living room, spacious bathroom and private sunroom for relaxing. Direct access to main grounds, with heated main pool and gardens. Easy access to lounge and sun drenched courtyard.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Twyfeling C
Twyfeling C is one of three main suites located in central building, an elegant Cape Dutch period style property that also houses the guest lounge and green room. Boasting a four poster king size bed, wood burning stove, separate bath and shower
Sleeps 2 Adults

Spacious one bedroom suite, upstairs with French doors leading to sun drenched private balcony overlooking Franschhoek mountains. Direct access to heated main pool and gardens.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Signature luxuriously appointed on bedroom cottage, with its own pool house, private garden, wood burning hot tub and plunge pool. Canopy beds, living room with fireplace,freestanding brass bath and outside shower, separate entrance and secure parking.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Latest Reviews

Pragtige argitektuur, wonderlike diens, heerlike kos, alles in kamers wat nodig is. Dankie.
Pierre Bester Oct 2009


Travel to 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 reception at Twyfeling, under the big oak trees.
(You will see the Akademie Street Guesthouses sign outside Twyfeling)

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  • Accommodation Type: Guesthouse
  • Sleeps: 18
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM