Overview

Somerset West lies in the Helderberg Basin, surrounded by an amphitheatre of mountains, between the Cape Winelands and False Bay. The Helderberg Nature Reserve, a 363 hectare natural wildlife preserve opened in 1964, contains a wide variety of smaller fauna (buck, tortoises and other reptiles) and outstanding specimens of indigenous flora such as protea and fynbos. The Vergelegen Wine Estate lies just outside the town itself. The buildings on the estate constitute fine examples of Cape Dutch architecture. Somerset West contains a number of sporting facilities including several golf courses such as the Erivale Golf Club situated on the foot of the helderberg Mountains. The historic town of Stellenbosch is reachable via the R44 motorway (approx 18 km/11 mi away). The area between Somerset West and Stellenbosch also encompasses many vineyards and wineries where our visitors can sample and purchase wine. The oldest remaining vineyard in South Africa, Vergelegen, is situated on the outskirts of Somerset West.

Top Accommodation ‐ Somerset West

Krystal Beach Hotel

Winelands, South Africa
  • TypeHotel

Situated on the waterfront of the idyllic Harbour Island peninsula in Gordon’s Bay, Krystal Beach boasts breath-taking panoramic sea views, luxury Gordon’s Bay accommodation, delectable dining options and state-of-the-art conference facilities.

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Top Golf Courses ‐ Somerset West

Erinvale Golf Course

Winelands, South Africa
  • Par72
  • Distance6506 metres 7115 yard
  • DesignerGary Player

Erinvale Golf Club, nestled at the foothills of the Helderberg and Hottentot Holland mountains in Somerset West near Cape Town is one of South Africa’s great golfing challenges. Situated in a beautiful Western Cape wine region the breathtaking mountain and sea views are an integral part of this unforgettable golfing experience.

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