Summerwood, situated in the beautiful university town of Stellenbosch, is nestled between mountains and rivers and is the perfect base from which to explore the winelands, Cape Town and its spectacular surroundings.

This unique Stellenbosch winelands mansion, originally built in 1904, was designed by an Italian architect and has been lovingly restored to meet the demands of the modern traveler. Summerwood Guest House is set in a spectacular garden featuring a great variety of indigenous plants.

Our friendly staff can advise you on all of the highlights in and around the cape winelands. We will also happily organize activities in the Stellenbosch village and surrounding areas such as guided wine tours, hiking tours, transfers, golf day tours and packages and we can even host your winelands wedding and organise the details of your special day.

Accommodation comprises of 9 spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, tastefully decorated to provide warmth and relaxation that only a home can satisfy.

All rooms are equipped with the necessary modern conveniences (crisp percale linen, TV with M-Net, air-conditioning, bar fridge, heating, ceiling fans, safe and telephone) and off street secure parking is available.

Broadband internet access and secretarial services are available at reception and separate business work space is provided for our corporate guests.

Enjoy a leisurely full English or Continental style breakfast with daily specials in our sun drenched dining room, or on the patio overlooking the pool and gardens.

Cheese platters are available on request and can be enjoyed around the pool and on the patio.

Take a refreshing swim in Summerwood’s pool, savor a glass of Cape wine under the shade of our much loved Stinkwood tree and leave your hosts to make reservations for dinner from a selection of some of the finest restaurants in the country – all within close proximity of your ‘home’.

With its glorious scenery, close proximity to Cape Town and array of award-winning wineries, Stellenbosch is one of South Africa and The New Wine World’s most popular destinations for lovers of wine and food.

The historic town of Stellenbosch, the second oldest in South Africa, developed from a colony of settlers to whom land had been granted on the bank of the Eerste River. The name Stellenbosch was given by Governor Simon van der Stel who in 1697 encamped there with his entourage. The avenues of oaks are lined with Cape Dutch, Georgian and modern Victorian architecture of which many are now national monuments and are jealously guarded for future generations

Over the years Stellenbosch has grown into a vast academic and cultural centre. Its internationally acclaimed university draws thousands of students annually and the flourishing wine industry takes visitors along the wine route to celebrated cellars.

One of these cellars is undoubtly the Rustenberg winery with its classic Cape Dutch buildings and a tradition of winemaking that spans three centuries.

The magnificent mountains and hills surrounding the town offer unequalled opportunities for golfing, hiking, horse-riding, cycling, hot-air ballooning, hang gliding and many more activities.

At Summerwood we aim to offer our guests unrivalled service and assistance to ensure that your Cape Winelands holiday is a truly memorable one. We know and have built relationships with all activity providers in the greater Winelands area so that we offer you the best advice.

We will book all of your day trips and activities for you before or after your arrival in the Stellenbosch Winelands.

Most of these activities occur within the greater Cape Winelands vicinity. However, we have included some attractions a little further a field as it is common for our guests to use Summerwood Guest House as their friendly base while exploring Cape Town, the winelands and the Southern Cape region.

If you don’t find what you are looking for here, send us an email or chat to us when you arrive and we will do our best to complete your itinerary with the activities of your choice!

At Summerwood, we offer the following Spa treatments:


    • Swedisch full body
    • Hot stone full body
    • Back and neck


    • Full body scrub


    • Eyebrow and lash tint
    • Manicure and pedicure