Somerset West

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Somerset West Travel Guide

Somerset West is a pretty upmarket suburb of Cape Town lying on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, enjoying amazing views of False Bay and the Hottentots-Holland Mountains. Going wild isn’t usually on most visitors’ itinerary but there is some great mountain biking at Lourensford Estate and... Read more

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Family visit - Somerset West is a lovely quiet area with spectacular views over the bay and surrounding areas.

Wolfi Teichert
Namibia
Helderberg Estate Suburb of Somerset West

Helderberg Estate - Sal defenitief weer daar bly. Baie mooi omgewing. Is mal oor die lanings bome in die strate. Gee so 'n rustige atmosfeer. Will definitely return. Beautiful environment and such a peaceful atmosphere. Love the lanes and trees.

Charmaine Senekal
South Africa
Helena Heights Suburb of Somerset West

Beautiful views - High up on Helderberg Mountain with beautiful sea and mountain views. Close to 7 world class golf courses, and within 5 minutes of the Somerset Mall and also the town centre.

Mabel Schietekat
South Africa

Lovely Somerset West - Being at the centre of the Winelands and 30 minutes away from the city of Cape Town, guests are guaranteed that they will not run out of things to do during their stay at the Berrydel. Just within in the Helderberg, guests can go wine tasting, quad-biking, horse riding, fly-fishing and walking in the Nature Reserve. There is a local theatre, bowling alley, as well as malls, art galleries and pubs. Located closely to all major tourist attractions,Somerset strikes a balance between relaxation and entertainment. Somerset is also close to some of South Africa’s top restaurants and top ranked golf courses. Throughout the courses there are majestic mountain backdrops, panoramic views of the surrounding hillside vineyards and sparkling views of the ocean.

Reservations Office
South Africa

Somerset West - Somerset West is ideally situated and it’s just a short drive from a very upmarket mall. It’s close to the Winelands with beaches nearby, excellent restaurants to chose from including family restaurants. Lush and green, there’s also abundant birdlife.

Dianne Parkin
England
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  • Country Craft Market Country Craft Market

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  • Lourensford Estate Lourensford Estate

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    6.4km from Somerset West

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  • Ridgemor Wine Farm Ridgemor Wine Farm

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    7.8km from Somerset West

    Ridgemor wines dates back to 1670 and is considered one of the oldest wine farms in the area. Wine...
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    2.2km from Somerset West

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Somerset West Restaurants

  • Yamas Greek Taverna Yamas Greek Taverna

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    Set in the lovely Somerset West, Yamas Green Taverna is a superb little gem that exudes a typical Cretan...
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    This modern restaurant still boasts a hint of the traditional and serves great cuisine at reasonable...
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    5.3km from Somerset West

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    1.0km from Somerset West

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    This acclaimed restaurant is set on the Vergelegen Estate and boasts beautiful, tranquil surroundings...
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  • Mugg & Bean Somerset West Mugg & Bean Somerset West

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