Somerset West

Cape Town
Somerset West showing landscape views, golf and mountains
Surrounded by an amphitheater of mountains on the Western Cape, this town is a hub of nature reserves, wine estates and South African history.

Somerset West is a beautiful scenic destination bounded by farmlands, orchards and vineyards. Founded in 1822 and expanding rapidly in the early 21st century, this charming town has become the residential and commercial capital of the Helderberg Basin. With no shortage of natural areas, history and excellent cuisine, Somerset West is one of the Western Cape’s finest tourist destinations.

Overlooked by the Helderberg Wine Region, Somerset West has stunning views of the ocean and nearby sandy beaches. Tour the wine country, visit a nature park dedicated to helping South African cheetahs and picnic or hike on the slopes of the stunning Helderberg Mountain.

Support the survival of the free-ranging cheetahs at the Cheetah Outreach. This educational and community-based center is committed to raising environmental awareness with respect to the plight of the big cats. Take a tour or meet cheetah cubs, bat-eared foxes, meerkats and nocturnal caracals in an encounter program. Visit the Cheetah Outreach year-round. There is no need for reservations but some encounters have limited daily spaces.

Visit some of the 30 wineries along the Helderberg Wine Route for wine tasting, tours and fine dining. Some are as old as 300 years and known for handcrafted wines and stunning scenery. Take a cellar tour and visit a wine tasting center. Relax in the region’s serene gardens.

Tour the Helderberg Nature Reserve where you’ll find a wonderful plant and animal life. Stop at the information center to plan a hike. Spot exotic and colorful birds including the orange-breasted sunbird, the swee waxbill and the majestic black eagle. View the seasonal floral life in the thick shrub-like vegetation.

With a range of boutique lodges, guesthouses and villas you’ll find the right accommodations. Discover this stunning town about a 28-mile (45-kilometer) drive from Cape Town. Alternatively, take the Metrorail from Cape Town to the Somerset West Station.

Before you leave Somerset West, visit the Triggerfish Brewery for some of South Africa’s finest craft beers.


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M2T Guest House
M2T Guest House
2.5 out of 5
10 Columbus St, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7130
The price is $22 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29
Stay at this guesthouse in Cape Town. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an airport shuttle. Popular attractions Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum and Strand Golf ...
2.8/5 (6 reviews)
Sanctuary
"The place was just what i needed after a long stressful day."

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Erinvale Estate Hotel And Spa
Erinvale Estate Hotel And Spa
4 out of 5
1 Erinvale Avenue, Somerset West, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7130
The price is $144 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Cape Town. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (87 reviews)
"Everything was wonderful."

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

Waterstone Lodge
Waterstone Lodge
4 out of 5
126 Irene Avenue, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7130
The price is $74 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly guesthouse in Cape Town. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast in our reviews. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Little slice of heaven
"What a beautiful place, comfortable bed clean room, awesome hospitality and advice on the local attractions, restaurants and wine farms. Fantastic fresh delicious breakfast cooked to perfection. What a spectacular stay even though it was just over night 10 out 10"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2022

Strand Pavilion
Strand Pavilion
3.5 out of 5
Beach Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7139
The price is $57 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 20
Stay at this 3.5-star beach aparthotel in Cape Town. Enjoy free parking, a beach locale, and WiFi. Popular attractions Strand Golf Club and Cheetah Outreach ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"As an Australian coming to South Africa for the first time for businesses I foind this location perfect. I felt safe and it's close to restaurants, pubbs and coffee shops. I recommended this hotel."

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2022

NH Cape Town The Lord Charles
NH Cape Town The Lord Charles
4 out of 5
Corner of Main Road (M9) & Broadway, Boulevard (R44, Cape Town, Western Cape (province), 7130
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Cape Town. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (138 reviews)
"The staff was very friendly helpful. The room was huge, clean, quiet, wifi great, all the meals I had was tasty and well presented. I noticed that the service at the pool was very slow and it took forever to pick up the dirty dishes. I am not sure if the manager is giving enough guidance"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Spanish Farm Guest Lodge by Raw Africa Boutique Collection
Spanish Farm Guest Lodge by Raw Africa Boutique Collection
5 out of 5
40 Silverboomkloof Road, Somerset West, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7130
Stay at this 5-star luxury guesthouse in Cape Town. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Popular attractions Helderberg Nature Reserve and Helderberg ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (16 reviews)
"The lodge is very quiet and peaceful. We stayed at the Rose Cottage which gives a lot of privacy. There are two small buildings/cubes which belong to the Rose Cottage, one is the bedroom and bathroom, the other is the kitchen and living room. Between the two cubes is a private outdoor space with ..."

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

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