Fantastic start to our honeymoon. Easy, lovely drive from Cape Town airport. Great location within a couple of minutes walk of many of the renowned restaurants of Franschoek. Chances are you may already have your eye on a couple, as Arthur e-mails out his excellent restaurant guide in advance.
We stayed in Gelatenheid, which is a beautiful detached cottage with its own garden, little pool, large wraparound balcony, and outdoor (and indoor) bath. Cooked breakfasts were superb - the best we had in South Africa - and a good chance to chat to staff to help plan the day ahead. Hazel, Arthur and Katherine were charming hosts and gave sound advice on how to spend our time in Franschoek.
Franschoek is an extremely pleasant place to spend a few days. Beautiful part of the country, and numerous outstanding vineyards and restaurants (of the latter, we'd particularly recommend La Petite Ferme, and the Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais). And Akademie is a great choice for a comfortable, homely base.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking