You won't have to travel very far to get to the Most Romantic Boutique Hotel in the world. All it takes is a short trip to Franschoek's Akademie Street Hotel. Amongst a bevy of well-deserved awards, their latest claim to fame is taking first prize in the Boutique Hotel Awards' "Most Romantic" category for 2018.
Other winners include incredibly designed spaces in Amsterdam, Beach escapes in the Maldives and Chateaux's in Brussels, but this little spot is putting South Africa on the map. The 19th Centruy Cape Dutch house is nestled in gorgeous countryside surrounded by vineyards and too many good restaurants to count.
So, if you're in need of a little loved up getaway, get hold of Akademie Street stat.