Stonewood is ideally located on the fertile slopes of Table Mountain between Hout Bay and the Constantia Valley where some of South Africa’s oldest vines can be found and where established winemakers produce some of the country’s finest varietals notably Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Stonewood Hideaway is a six bedroom private villa located on the verdant hills of Constantia in Cape Town. It is utterly unique in style. 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 with delight at the whimsical design. Every room has a story and surprises await in every nook of the property.  

Stonewood has been described as an enchanted forest, a labyrinth wonderland – the organic architecture merging seamlessly with the environment – a natural evolution of the hillside.

The extraordinary attention to detail ensures that guests will want for nothing. From the secret pantry to the medieval wine cellar that affords a glimpse inside the aquatic world of giant Koi.  

Style and Design 

Part Narnia and part Robinson Crusoe’s treehouse, the five levels weave in and out of one another, connected by pathways that lead to stone courtyards protecting mystical gardens of water and stone. Hand carved wood, steampunk-inspired spiral staircases and colourful mosaics adorn the property.

In the dining room, you will find a 16-seater Pierre Cronje dining table, built-in oak cupboards, curly Cherrywood flooring and concealed doors that lead out to a vast dining deck.

Outside wooden walkways and cobbled paths meander between thatched hideouts, exotic aloes, leafy ferns and ancient Frangipani trees. The wrought-iron gates and ornate doors were forged by the local artists and blacksmiths Luke Atkinson and Conrad Hicks.


Stonewood sleeps 12 guests in total. Each of the six bedrooms is unique in layout, size, character and style. Each is en-suite with an extra length King sized bed.  

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

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

Kids at Stonewood 

Children of all ages are welcome at Stonewood – it is an incredible place for children with waterslides, water polo nets, swings and hanging ropes. Please note that while the property is great fun for children it does have many steps, pathways, ponds and pools and children should be supervised at all times.