The beautiful Cape Helderberg region offers a wonderful combination of nature and winelands just 45km (28mi) from Cape Town.

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February 22 2018

So you find yourself staying in a specific region in Cape Town or planning an adventure in another, but don’t really know what to do there or where to start? No sweat. We’ve got you covered! Here’s a comprehensive guide to the top 10 must-do, bucket-list, absolutely iconic, ridiculously ultimate things to do in each of the seven regions of…

February 22 2018

Affectionately known by locals as “little Germany”, because of its popularity with German tourists, Somerset West is a grand mix of wine farms, top–notch restaurants, majestic golf estates and adrenaline-inducing adventure activities. More of a town than a neighbourhood, you will need to set aside a couple of days to truly explore this beautiful area. Distance from Somerset West to…

Located at the foot of the Helderberg Mountain Range, Africa Lodge is the perfect base from which to explore Cape Town’s Winelands and surrounds. Golf fanatics can also pick from six nearby courses, each just a few minutes’ drive away.

There is no better way to experience the golfing paradise of the Cape than with a stay at the African Dreams guesthouse. Set high against the Helderberg Mountain, African Dreams boasts a viewing trio with spectacular scenery of the mountains, vineyards and the sea.

The silhouettes of mountains provide a picturesque backdrop to this incredible Somerset West hideaway. Set amongst the foothills of the Helderberg Mountain Range, it is close to local wine farms such as the Lourensford Wine Estate, Vergelegen Wine Farm and Morgenster.

Set high up in the Helderberg Mountain Range, Bezweni Lodge in Somerset West offers a taste of 4-star luxury in the Cape with absolutely astounding views of the ocean. Mountains climb into the distance as you settle down in this have of rustic opulence in this most beautiful part of the world.

At Blue Rock Resort, you will be treated to one of the best destinations for watersports in the Cape. Situated on the picturesque slopes of the Helderberg Mountains, this incredible lake is perfect for kneeboarding, waterskiing and wakeboarding.

Cape Links Guesthouse is known for its warm mix of South African and Irish hospitality. Guests can choose to stay in the elegant Somerset West guesthouse or in the charming self- catering cottages. Hosts Frank and Kathy McDonogh will happily assist you with your itinerary, sharing their knowledge of the nearby wine farms and world-class golf courses.

Let Casa La Vista become your home away from home. This luxury guesthouse in Somerset West comes fully-equipped with all the amenities to make your stay a comfortable one. Only 30 minutes away from Cape Town, Casa La Vista is only 15 minutes away from the Stellenbosch Wine Route. It’s central location makes it a great spot from which to explore ...

Located on the sleepy slopes of the Helderberg Mountains, De Molen Guesthouse offers luxury accommodation on a tranquil and secure country estate. Its position on the foothills gives De Molen sweepings views of the sea, mountain and vineyards. Dutch owners, Joris and Christy, go the extra mile to make you feel right at home.

Found amongst the rolling vineyards and verdant hills of Somerset West, Firmount Guest Suites enjoys the charm and tranquillity of being in the Cape winelands. Enjoy quaint 4-star Cape Town accommodation in this most relaxing of self-catering guesthouses.

This centrally located guesthouse is the perfect spot for the holidaymaker who wants to experience as much of the Cape Peninsula as possible. Anchored on the mountainous slopes of Gordon’s Bay, Helderberg Guesthouse is equal distances from Cape Town and Hermanus, and a mere stone’s throw from the Boland Wine District.

La Vigna at the NH Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West delights guests with a range of international and local cuisine in a modern and chic restaurant setting. La Vigna is known mostly for its wonderful Asian cuisine, such as sticky Peking duck. Traditional favourites are met with world-class preparation to create culinary treats such as a gourmet sirloin burger.

Just on the border between Somerset West town and the open farmlands, you’ll find the exciting Lourensford Harvest Market. Operating on Lourensford Wine Estate, the market takes place on Friday nights and Sunday mornings during the summer months. Be sure to call ahead to find out if they’ll be open.

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