Area information

The present day Somerset West is a highly desirable national and international holiday destination and a  popular residential area thanks to its location between the majestic mountains and its close distance from the sea and other major Cape highlights. The area is renowned for its state of the art golf courses, of which the most famous is the Erinvale golf course, designed by the South African golfer Gary Player.

Somerset West has a great infrastructure, the amenities of a premier holiday resort and a large shopping mall, Somerset Mall, with nearly 200 shops, boutiques, restaurants and more for your convenience.

The Cape Town City Centre is a forty minute drive away from the historical Somerset West. From here you have easy access to the beaches at Strand and Gordon’s Bay, and Sir Lowry’s Pass, which crosses the Hottentots Holland mountains with an impressive view over False Bay, into the Overberg and the Cape Peninsula, and then onto the abundant Garden Route.

Winelands Villa Guesthouse is ideally located to explore all of these destinations. It is situated at the start of the Helderberg Wine Route, which gives easy access to other Cape Winelands and Boland towns such as Stellenbosch, Paarl, Durbanville, Franschhoek, Wellington, Worcester, Ashton and Robertson.

The area between Somerset West and Stellenbosch also encompasses many vineyards and wineries where visitors can sample and purchase wine. The oldest remaining vineyard in South Africa, Vergelegen, is situated on the outskirts of Somerset West only seven minutes’ drive from our beautiful property.

Winelands Villa Guesthouse is only a short drive to conference venues at The Lord Charles Hotel, Spier Estate Hotel and Protea Hotel Stellenbosch.