Summer is officially here, and there is no better way to spend the day than overlooking a stunning view. Luckily, the Mother City is blessed with natural beauty wherever you look.

If you’re looking for a luxurious escape, look no further than Stonewood Hideaway. Situated on the fertile slopes of Table Mountain between Hout Bay and the Constantia Valley, this is the ultimate getaway.

As the brainchild of an eccentric movie director, Stonewood has evolved over 25 years into a playground for children and adults that will have guests grinning at the whimsical design. Each room has a story and surprises await in every nook of the property.

From the first moment you arrive, you’re greeted by an enchanted garden, complete with towering trees and a massive koi pond.

You cannot help but marvel as you enter the five-storey villa, where modern design elegantly greets the natural oasis it is situated in. Wonder through the multiple living rooms, the medieval wine cellar reminiscent of a scene from Game of Thrones and an above ground koi tank built into the windows.

Rooms are connected by pathways that lead to stone courtyards protecting mystical gardens of water and stone. It leaves you feeling like you’re in an enchanted wonderland.

The luxurious private villa sleeps 12 in total and features six en-suite bedrooms, each unique in style and with an extra-length King-sized bed.

Extensive amenities include bathrobes, slippers, hairdryers, TV with Netflix, high speed WiFi and a safe.

Outside a massive pool with waterslides, water polo nets, swings and hanging ropes is a child’s (or fun-loving adult’s) dream.

Stonehouse is offered on a Bed & Breakfast basis but all other meals can be arranged in consultation with their Executive Chef.

Included in its rates are accommodation, welcome drinks and canap├ęs, unlimited WiFi, a full English breakfast, a private chef, an on-site manager, tea/coffee/local soft drinks and limited bar offerings as well as laundry.

The villa can also be rented out for private functions. Its large lawn makes it perfect as an intimate outdoor wedding venue.

Visit Stonewood Hideaway’s website for more information.

Picture/s: Instagram / Stonewood Hideaway

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