The Akademie Street story starts with a single whitewashed 19th century Cape Dutch house in one of the oldest towns in South Africa. Our Oortuiging building dates to around 1860 and provided the starter stones for Akademie Street as we’ve grown through the years, from a base for exploring the heritage of the wine-loving Huguenots, to one of the most highly rated luxury hotels in historic Franschhoek, the heart of wine country.
We are proud to be award winning for our facilities, peace and privacy, as well as the exceptional five star Akademie Street service that always goes the extra mile. From luxe details, such as private plunge pools and wood fired hot tubs, to our garden setting, and thoughtfully designed suites and cottages. Our ethos is a luxurious home from home for all our guests – your story with us starts here.