Franschhoek Wine Valley

Akademie Street Boutique Hotel

Akademie Street Boutique Hotel is a luxurious home from home in Franschhoek, the heart of the South African Wine Valley. 9 individually styled suites in our 4 peacefully situated cottages, provide a blissful base from which to explore the landscapes, vineyards and chef’s tables of South Africa’s Culinary Capital.

Hospitality and comfort lie at the heart of the Akademie Street experience. Our luxurious property, complete with wood fired hot tubs and fragrant landscaped gardens, is designed to be a haven of sumptuous tranquility with attention to detail throughout. The discreet, personal service is warm and welcoming, attentive and unlimited. From organising wine tours, to providing low-key conference facilities, serving a perfect sundowner or setting you up for the day with our legendary breakfast, the experience is bespoke, indulgent and truly unique.

  •     4 peaceful, secluded cottages with 9 suites
  •     Enchanting garden setting
  •     4 individual heated swimming pools
  •     Jacuzzi and wood fired hot tubs
  •     Strolling distance to historic centre of Franschhoek
  •     Local heritage – our Oortuiging building was one of the first in town
  •     Boutique weddings, groups and business retreats all welcome
  •     We think of everything, from sunscreen to sundowners
  •     Attentive service, guests are truly spoiled

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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.


Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.


Contact Us

Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861



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