We regularly spend weekends in Franschhoek, and for our most recent visit stayed at Acacia. We chose this property initially because we were interested in building ourselves on some seaside land we have that has minimal services available, and were impressed by what has been achieved by Acacia's architect, Pietro Russo, in that field. After staying at Acacia we were even more impressed. However, quite apart from ecological considerations, Acacia may well become our #1 weekend venue of choice in Franschhoek.
The property is situated within the precinct of the Chamonix wine estate on Uitkyk Street (beware of the misplaced locality marker on the Trip Advisor website). It is very secure despite its comparatively isolated location, a location that we personally found the most pleasing of the dozen or so venues at which we have stayed in Franschhoek. It is not quite true that no other signs of habitation can be seen from the property - there are some houses visible in the...