to sun & swim
South Africa is famous for its sunshine and dry climate and the Western Cape has a pleasant heat that rarely reaches searingly uncomfortable temperatures. Summer (October – February) is hot and sunny while winter (May – July) brings crisp sunshine, cooler nights and the odd refreshing shower. Even our cooler winter days give the British summer a run for its money.
Given this warm climate you can enjoy sun and swim at Akademie Street all year round. There are 4 pools and 3 wood burning hot tubs, as well as plenty of shady or sunny spots populated with luxurious vintage loungers. Our prime location guarantees sunshine virtually from dawn to dusk.
Our 3 guest cottages each has its own private plunge pool, secluded by leafy hedges and trees, perfect for a cooling midday dip. You can sunbathe in complete privacy or float for hours in your own private pool. A large main pool is solar-heated, constantly warm, whether you want to swim with the sunrise or under the stars.
Every aspect of sun and swim is catered for at Akademie Street, from thick fluffy towels, to sumptuously comfortable loungers. We also have all the essentials covered, from hats and sunscreen to water to rehydrate.