Latitude 33.54 44.60 South - Longitude 19.70 24.66 East
Directions from Cape Town International Airport
(about a 55 minute drive)
Go directly out of the airport to the N2 and follow the directions to Somerset West along the N2. Turn to the left when the sign says Stellenbosch (Baden Powell Drive – R310 – exit 33). From here on out start counting traffic lights (including a streetlight at a pedestrian crossing). This road goes past Spier and you will travel quite a way. When you came to a traffic light (traffic light 2) at a T- Junction turn right (you are then almost in Stellenbosch). Continue along this road until the 10th streetlight. This 10th streetlight is past the industrial/commercial area of Stellenbosch just when you are coming into the countryside again on the right hand side. Look for a sign to the right saying Franschhoek, Ida’s Valley. This sign is on the right hand side about 30 metres before the turn off and is obscured by leaves. The actual turn is at this traffic light.Turn right. Go over the pass and past Boschendal until you reach a T-junction. Turn right and about 15 km later you will find yourself in 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 Boutique Hotel and Guest House sign outside Twyfeling).
Directions from Cape Town Centre
(about an hour's drive)
Take the N1 expressway towards Paarl. Drive a fairly long way until you get to exit 47 where sign says R44/R103 Stellenbosch, Klapmuts, Wellington. Turn right. Fairly soon come to a traffic light. Cross over and shortly thereafter, at a second traffic light, you will see a sign to left saying Franschhoek. Continue for about 9 km until you reach a T-junction. Turn right and keep driving until you find yourself in the town of 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).
Directions from Route 62:
Oudtshoorn • Calitzdorp • Ladismith • Barrydale • Montagu
From MONTAGU you can either go directly to ROBERTSON via ASHTON. Or else a longer (about half an hour) but very pretty route is to go to Robertson via Bonnievale. We recommend you take the detour. Go through ROBERTSON in direction of WORCESTER. Before you get to Worcester you pass two small farm stalls NUY on left. Shortly thereafter is another farm stall with a big tree (usually full of pumpkins). At sign saying AAN DE DOORNS turn left. At T-Junction turn left towards VILLIERSDORP. Go straight through VILLIERSDORP. When you get to bridge over a large lake turn right. Sign says FRANSCHHOEK. Go over pass. At bottom of pass when arriving in Franschhoek look for sign on right saying Akademie Street Guesthouses. Follow sign. We are in Akademie Street on the right hand side almost immediately thereafter. Watch for the "Akademie Street Guesthouses" sign in the garden under the big oaks. This is Twyfeling and this is where reception is. (It is worth looking around the towns of Montagu, Barrydale and Calitzdorp. In Calitzdorp visit the Boplaas farm.)
To find Akademie Street Guesthouses once in Franschhoek
Drive through Franschhoek to the end of the town - the monument is in front of you. Turn left. The second road is Akademie Street, turn left ( you cannot go right). Come to Twyfelling at the big oak trees on the right. You will see the Akademie Street Guesthouses sign.
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