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Somerset West was named after Lord Charles Somerset in 1819. Today, Somerset West is a thriving commercial and residential town in the Helderberg Basin, under an hour from Cape Town. While the town itself has maintained a village atmosphere, and the Somerset West wine farms keep the ambiance rural, there is also a vast and ever growing...

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Winelands Villa

Somerset West
10 rooms
PPS from R 475

Located in the beautiful town of Somerset West, 10 minutes from the Winelands and just 5 minutes from Strand beach, The Winelands Villa Guesthouse offers ten spacious...


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Somerset Hill Guest House

Somerset West
9 Bedrooms
PPS from R 525

Somerset Hill Guest House is set on the slopes in Somerset West in the Cape Winelands with panoramic views of False Bay, mountains and Indian Ocean. Luxury accommodation,...


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Lalapanzi Lodge

Somerset West
5 Bedrooms and 2 Self-Catering Cottages
PPS from R 675

Set on the edge of the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, and surrounded by vineyards and forest, this stylish mountain retreat is the perfect place to unwind in nature....


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AlphaBed B&B

Somerset West
2 Bedrooms and 1 Suite
PPS from R 405

AlphaBed Bed and Breakfast is set in a tranquil residential area of Somerset West in the Cape Winelands, within walking distance of the town centre. Well known Golf Estates,...


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La Bonne Auberge

Somerset West
5 Bedrooms and 1 Self-Catering Apartment

La Bonne Auberge is a charming 1885 Cape Dutch Manor House set on the slope of the Helderberg in the heart of the Cape Winelands with spectacular views of the mountains....


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Aqua Vista

Somerset West
5 Suites and 1 Bedroom
PPS from R 550

Set on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain in Somerset West with beautiful views of False Bay to Cape Point, Aqua Vista Guest House offers its visitors a chance to relax...


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Somerset Villa Guesthouse

Somerset West
10 Rooms
PPS from R 445

Located in the heart of the Cape Winelands, the Somerset Villa Guesthouse is one of the original buildings in the Somerset West area, with the main house, Casa Sereno,...


Wellington Museum, Paarl Museum & Ouma Granny's
The Wellington Museum offers an exceptional Egyptian...

Paarl & Wellington
Paarl offers many attractions - from visits to the...

Madiba House at Drakenstein Prison & Qolothani Makhosikazi Services
Madiba House was the last place of incarceration for...

Breytenbach Centre & Old Mill Theatre
The Breytenbach Centre was once home to the well-known...

AmaZink Live Theatre Group
The AmaZink Live Theatre Group offers a fun...

Somerset West travel guide

Somerset West was named after Lord Charles Somerset in 1819. Today, Somerset West is a thriving commercial and residential town in the Helderberg Basin, under an hour from Cape Town. While the town itself has maintained a village atmosphere, and the Somerset West wine farms keep the ambiance rural, there is also a vast and ever growing commercial centre here.

Somerset West Highlights

  • Birds and Animals: The Helderberg Nature Reserve is a bird lover’s paradise for those who enjoy hiking. Alternately the whole family will enjoy a visit to the Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary which features numerous wetland birds. Monkey Town is a great place for a kid-friendly day out meeting monekys, apes and birds.
  • Coastal activities: Somerset West is just 6km inland from the False Bay coast - both Strand and Gordon’s Bay are within a short distance offering beaches, whale watching, surfing and boating.
  • Fruit Route: Head 15 minutes out of town and spend a day exploring the fruit route from Elgin to Hermanus.
  • Hiking and walking: Visit the covering Helderberg Nature Reserve and hike through 245 hectares with fynbos with amazing sea views all the way to Cape Point. Serious hikers can take a 3 day hike on the Boland Hiking Trail along the Hottentot's Holland Mountain Range to Franschhoek.
  • History: If you enjoy history, be sure to visit Vergelegen Wine Estate which was established in 1700. The beautifully restored homestead features a unique underground winery. Also look out for the old bridge over the Lourens River (built in 1845); the old NG Church around which the village originated in 1819 and the old Pastorie dated 1819.
  • Markets: Browse and buy at the Firlands Farm Stall (art and crafts, steam train, farmyard, pub, bakery/coffee shop and mini-golf course) or the Country Craft Market which boasts around 150 unique handcraft stalls.
  • Shopping: Somerset Mall offers every store the shopper's heart can dream of and desire. Plenty of places to eat out, and loads of entertainment too all in one massive shopping centre.
  • Sports: Play golf at one of three excellent gold estates in Somerset West including the world renowned Erinvale. Sports lovers can also enjoy soccer, croquet, bowls, squash, tennis, cricket and hockey – and there’s even a pistol shooting range. Those who can’t stay away from the gym can head to the mega Virgin Active at Somerset Mall.
  • Winelands: Somerset West has some of its own wine estates but with Stellenbosch just 20km away, the Paarl, Franschhoek and Wellington not much further, the wine lover will find plenty to delight the palate. Prefer beer? There’s also a brewery in the vicinity.

Our Portfolio of Somerset West Accommodation

Choose from our selection of Somerset West B&Bs, Guest Houses and Lodges the next time business or pleasure lures you to this appealing town between the sea and the mountains.