Your ultimate travel guide – Somerset West Edition

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Somerset West is located a mere 30 minutes’ drive from Cape Town in the Hottentots Holland area. Situated close to several beaches and Stellenbosch, holidaymakers will have the perfect option between beach and vineyards. If you’re looking to book a holiday to Somerset West, allow us to take you through this gorgeous travel gem with our travel guide.

Things to Do

Cheetah Outreach in Somerset West

This is an education and community-based outreach programme to raise awareness around the protection of cheetahs. Visitors can experience these majestic animals in their natural environment and find out how they may become involved.

Helderberg Nature Reserve

The Helderberg Nature Reserve is situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain overlooking False Bay and is the perfect location for a relaxing day out in nature. Pack a picnic basket and enjoy the day with friends and family amongst amazing birdlife, lush lawns and various plants.

Morgenster Wine Farm

Fancy yourself a fan of wine? The Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate is considered to be a “gateway to the Western Cape wine-growing region”. This olive and wine farm have been producing fine quality products since 1711.

Lourensford Market

Wander off the beaten track until you stumble upon the elegant Lourensford Market with approximately 70 permanent stalls and various pop-up stores to intrigue every sense. Keep the children amused by way of various rides and you can even bring your pet along for a relaxing day at the doggie bar.

Blue Rock Adventure Park

Cableskiing, paintball, fufi sliding, diving, you name it and you could probably do it at the Blue Rock Resort. This venue also offers conference facilities, a fabulous restaurant and, function facilities.

Where to Stay

Spanish Farm Guest Lodge

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Lalapanzi Lodge

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Somerset Lodge

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Cape Vermeer

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Where to eat

The Restaurant at Waterkloof

What to order: It’s a symphony of flavours too difficult to choose one dish.

The Millhouse Kitchen

What to order: A juicy burger and crispy fries.

Henri’s Restaurant & Wine Bar

What to order: A lamb shank would go down very well, especially on a winter evening.

Things you should know:

On average August is the coolest month in Somerset West.

June is considered to be a very wet month.

Somerset West is known for its Helderberg Lights Festivals and the Strawberry Festivals.

Visitors can take part in various adventure activities such as horse riding, hiking, skiing and more.

Best route to get there

East London – Cape Town

Durban – PE – Cape Town

Cape Town – East London

Cape Town – PE – Durban


Mmm, we bet you’re in the mood for a trip to Somerset West. Pick a route, book your ticket and let us take you on your next adventure.


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