Somerset West - South Africa
"It is the fairest Cape and the most stately thing we saw in the whole circumference of the globe"
- Sir Francis Drake -
Surrounded by the majestic Hottentot's Holland Mountains, Somerset West lies tranquilly on the slopes of the Helderberg, overlooking False Bay, in the Fairest Cape's wine region and comfortably close to beautiful and cosmopolitan Cape Town.
With around 100 000 inhabitants, the village lies in the heart of wine and golf country, close to the ocean and ideally positioned for an unforgettable, experience-filled holiday.
Golfers, wine-lovers, gourmet's, sportsmen, sailors, hikers and everyone who appreciates breathtakingly beautiful landscapes and a rich cultural heritage will find the Fairest Cape a fantastic destination.
Due to its central location, Somerset West is the perfect base to explore and experience the Cape, with comfortable day-trips to nearby Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Hermanus for spectacular Whale Watching and Shark Diving.