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 wine lands, 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 wine lands. 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 wine lands wedding and organize the details of your special day.
Zonia and Cornie Scheffer together with the Summerwood team invite you to enjoy the comforts and tranquility of Summerwood and the beauty of its wine land surroundings.
“Stellenbosch – a town for all seasons” 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 center. 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 undoubtedly the Rustenberg winery with its classic Cape Dutch buildings and a tradition of wine making that spans three centuries.
The magnificent mountains and hills surrounding the town offer unequaled opportunities for golfing, hiking, horse-riding, cycling, hot-air ballooning, hang gliding and many more activities.
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