Akademie Street Guest Houses

At Akademie Street we have three large, modern suites in a garden setting, which share a large solar heated pool. Then there are also the three unique, private buildings, each with its own entrance from the road and each with its own private garden and private pool.

A description of them follows:


The 3 Luxury Suites:

The main building of the hotel is Twyfeling (Doubting). It is a gracious Cape Dutch-style house with a large living room, a library and the reception and breakfast areas for all our guests. It also has three large, private bedroom suites at opposite ends of the house, each of which sleep two. Each suite is completely self-contained.

Twyfeling A

One of three suites in our Cape Dutch Manor House, Twyfeling A is a truly special place in which to unwind in the hotels central building. Here you will find old world luxury combined with contemporary comforts, as well as unique design features, such as the floor to ceiling glazed doors in the bathroom, leading to a private walled courtyard. An ultra-comfortable extra length king size bed, freestanding vintage style bath, separate shower, underfloor heating, wood burning stove and elegant aesthetic give Twyfeling A a comfortable, yet sophisticated style. Venture down the hallway to the hotels main lounge to explore the library, tinkle the ivories of our heritage baby grand piano or sit by the open fire in our main courtyard. Your choice! Twyfeling A also benefits from direct private access to the main gardens, including the heated pool and jacuzzi.

Twyfeling B

Twyfeling B is one of three suites located in the hotels central building, an elegant Cape Dutch Manor House. The suite is bright and airy, with a blend of antique furniture, sumptuous soft furnishings and a wood burning stove. It also has direct access to a private courtyard (shared with Twyfeling C), with vintage patio furniture and wall fountains where one enjoy a glass of local wine. With a luxurious extra length king size bed, free standing vintage style bath, separate shower, underfloor heating and soothing palette Twyfeling B is a truly relaxing haven. Venture across the corridor to the hotels main lounge to explore the library, tinkle the ivories of our heritage baby grand piano, or sit by the open fire in our main courtyard. It's up to you! Twyfeling B also benefits from having private access to the main gardens, including the heated pool and jacuzzi.


Twyfeling C

One of three suites in our Cape Dutch Manor House, Twyfeling C is a wonderful place to relax. The suite has been tastefully decorated with antiques and soft furnishings, and incorporates a curtained alcove with a free standing vintage style bath. Twyfeling C also includes an extra length king size bed, separate shower, underfloor heating and a wood burning stove for a truly indulgent experience. The suite has direct access to a private courtyard (shared with Twyfeling B), with vintage patio furniture and wall fountains where one enjoy a glass of local wine. Venture down the hallway to the hotels main lounge to explore the library, tinkle the ivories of our heritage baby grand piano or sit by the open fire in our main courtyard. Whatever you choose. Twyfeling C also benefits from direct private access to the main gardens, including the heated pool and jacuzzi.



The 1 Superior Suite:

Uitsig (View) sleeps two guests. Spacious and airy, Uitsig is a firm favourite with guests thanks to its elevated position and peaceful ambiance. A luxurious suite on the upper floor of one of the hotels main buildings, Uitsig is accessed by private staircase and has an extremely generous bedroom and living area. The suite also boasts a private first floor terrace, with uplifting views off the nearby Franschhoek mountains which are bathed in a red glow with evening sunshine. The terrace is accessed through French doors that flood the room with light and mountain air. Uitsig is refined yet indulgent, from the sumptuous extra length king-size bed draped in high quality linens, to the decadent marble bathroom and underfloor heating. One of our most private suites Uitsig also benefits from direct private access to the main gardens, including the heated pool and jacuzzi.



The 2 Deluxe Suites:


Gelatenheid A

One of two suites in our Cape Dutch style cottage, the largest cottage on site. 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, with cosy seating. The balcony also features a discreetly positioned outdoor wood burning hot tub, made from vintage brandy barrels from which to make the most of the scenic vistas all around, whether in the sun or under the stars. A country chic charm throughout, this suite has an extra length king size bed with our signature luxe bedding to ensure utter comfort throughout your stay. Cool off in Gelatenheids moroccan mosaic plunge pool or wood burning hot tub (seats 4) or simply enjoy a peaceful moment on the pool loungers in the cottages secluded courtyard. It's up to you!

Gelatenheid B

Lose yourself in the wonderful Cape Dutch charm of our Gelatenheid B suite, one of two suites that make up Gelatenheid cottage, our largest cottage on site. Luxury and relaxation are the signatures of the suites interiors, with country chic whites, creams and tans. The bedroom suite is generous with an extra length king size bed and signature handmade linens. It also incorporates a free standing vintage style bath. The spacious living and dining areas are designed for relaxation and ease, flooded with light from elegant French doors and intuitively equipped with an out door fireplace and a private wood burning hot tub. Step outside into the Franschhoek sunshine and take a dip in Gelatenheids moroccan mosaic plunge pool or simply curl up on the shady loungers. Gelatenheid B is perfect for privacy, with a separate entrance to the hotel gardens, as well as the main street.




The 2 Grand Deluxe Suites:

Oortuiging A

One of two suites in our historic Oortuiging cottage, Oortuiging A is both private and luxurious. The cottage was built back in 1865 and was used as an army recruiting office during the Boer War. Oortuiging A is decorated in a campaign style in keeping with the buildings history and includes a cosy snug and wood burning stove. The cream and tan interiors provide the perfect backdrop for the dark, decadent wooden canopy bed and antique furniture. A free standing hand-made copper bath, positioned under a tented style low ceiling continues the campaign theme. An extra length king size bed, separate shower, underfloor heating and a private wood burning hot tub deliver the remaining touches to this most elegant of suites. The cottage also boasts its own courtyard and private pool, and private access to the main gardens in which guests can enjoy a peaceful moment in the sunshine.


Oortuiging B

Lose yourself in the peaceful seclusion of our luxurious Oortuiging B, one of two suites that make up Oortuiging cottage, our heritage building. The cottage was built back in 1865 and was used as an army recruiting office during the Boer War. Luxury is the signature of the suites interiors. The cream and tan palette provide the perfect backdrop for the campaign style decadent wooden canopy bed and antique furniture. The suite also boats a cosy sung with wood burning stove and a free standing hand-made copper bath, positioned under a tented style low ceiling. An extra length king size bed, separate shower, underfloor heating and a private wood burning hot tub deliver the remaining touches to this most elegant of suites. The cottage also boasts its own courtyard and private pool, and private access to the main gardens in which guests can enjoy a peaceful moment in the sunshine.



The Signature Cottage:

Vreugde (Joy) is the smallest cottage, for two. Vreugde is a most generous and luxurious space. The entire cottage and gardens are solely for the private use of guests residing there. The cottage itself includes a generous bedroom and living space, as well as a luxurious appointed bathroom. The interior decor is sophisticated, yet soothing. Luxury is delivered in spades with an array of features including an Italian style canopy bed, vintage double vanity, free standing hand-made brass bath, separate shower, wood burning stove in the bedroom and underfloor heating throughput. The gardens have been beautifully designed with seasonal flowering plants surrounding a stunning moroccan mosaic plunge pool, a wood burning hot tub and outdoor shower. The cottage also has a separate kitchenette, private street access and off street parking.


The prices above are for the suites (NOT per person) and include VAT, Franschhoek Tourism levy, generous breakfasts, a welcoming bottle of Champagne, free drinks, telephone and inter-net / Wi-Fi.

Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House 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. 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 center and its famous restaurants. Historic wine farms are close by.

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Reviews

  • "Welcoming and friendly"

    10 October 2012

    "From the moment we were welcomed into Akademie Street Guest House, we felt relaxed. We were able to be as private as we liked, and felt warmly included when we went to breakfast (which was beautifully made with a delicious selection of fresh herbs in the omelette). The facilities in the stunningly furnished and spacious room left us wanting for nothing. We only wish that we had been able to stay longer."

    Lynn Jones, United Kingdom
  • "Great place, amazing service!"

    16 November 2011

    "This is a great place with incredible service and perfect breakfasts! It is located a five-minute walk from the shops and restaurants. I highly recommend it."

    Emily Alldis, Malawi
  • "Franschhoek gem"

    11 August 2010

    "Gelatenheid is the perfect place to stay in Franschhoek. It is warm, spacious, comfortable and very private. The attentive and friendly staff will make sure you find it hard to leave."

    Glen Tomlinson, South Africa
  • "Very exquisite atmosphere"

    29 June 2010

    "The guest house and the room we stayed has an exquisite atmosphere. Fantastic breakfast. Walking distance to the main Franschhoek road where you have access to very good restaurants. Very interesting and friendly hosts - Katherine and Arthur"

    David Pimentel, Mozambique
  • "Excellent"

    07 June 2005

    "Excellent venue - will definitely recommend."

    Sajit Kalidas, South Africa
  • "Attention to Detail"

    31 May 2005

    "Really enjoyed their attention to detail. Friendly and interested owners. Wish it was a bit warmer so that I could've swum."

    Annebelle Schreuders, South Africa
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