About Summerwood Guest House

Situated on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, Summerwood, once a private residence, has been restored to its original charm of the early 1900’s. Stylishly decorated bedrooms combine the contemporary and country feel to create a comfortable and relaxed environment. Leisurely poolside breakfasts start the day, and the guest house is close to some of the finest restaurants. The perfect base to explore the winelands. Hosts, Hilary and Malcolm Forbes provide guests with the warmth and relaxation that only a home can provide.


Each of the nine en-suite bedrooms has been individually and tastefully decorated to provide the warmth and relaxation that only a home can satisfy. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in our country style dining room, or on the patio overlooking the pool and garden. At the end of an unforgettable day, take a leisurely swim in the Summerwood’s pool, unwind with a drink 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.’ You will count the days until your return.

Summerwood, only twenty minutes drive from Cape Town International Airport, is situated in the beautiful university town of Stellenbosch, founded in 1679. Meander through the quiet tree lined streets and soak up the atmosphere of remarkably preserved Cape Dutch architecture, tempting shops and inviting pavement cafes. Explore the winelands of the Cape or play a round of golf. Visit Cape Town and its landmarks, or enjoy the beauty of a scenic drive around the peninsula. The choice of activities is endless.