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Somerset West

Located 40km from Cape Town, Somerset West is the residential capital of the Helderberg Basin. Surrounded by an amphitheater of mountains, Somerset West is home to an impressive mix of wine farms, restaurants, golf courses, mountain bike, hiking trails and Nature Reserves. Somerset West offers excellent private and public schools and is only a bus ride away from Stellenbosch schools and University.

Lying on the slopes of the Helderberg mountain it is only a few kilometers from the Strand’s golden beaches and the resort town of Gordon’s Bay.

Centrally located, Somerset West is a mere 15km from Stellenbosch and its wine route, a 35 minutes’ drive to Cape Town, Paarl, Wellington and Franschhoek, and forms an integral part of the Winelands Region. The Helderberg Wine Route forms part of the greater Stellenbosch wine route and boasts world renown wine farms like Vergelegen and Lourensford Wine Estates.

About 15km from Somerset West on the N2 is the fruit route which starts at Elgin and the coastal Cape Whale Route to Hermanus.

Cape Town International Airport is easily accessible on the N2 and only 20km from Somerset West.

The Helderberg Basin is renowned for its scenic beauty, flora and fauna and friendly hospitality and historical heritage.

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Somerset West



171 Main Road, Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa, 7130

Phone: +27 21 840 1290


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