Forming part of the Helderberg region, Somerset West is an interesting mix of rustic beauty, outdoor adventures, world-class wine farms and spectacular beaches. Located 45km from Cape Town, it is the perfect place to enjoy a laid back holiday while remaining close enough to the action of Cape Town’s vibrant City Centre.
With a well-earned reputation as an outdoor playground, visitors are eager to hit the Helderberg Nature Reserve, offering hiking trails for all fitness levels and a vast array of rare and stunning plant and animal life. A bonus in the summertime is the Sunday night concerts. Stake out a spot on the sprawling grounds, throw down a blanket and enjoy a summer night picnic while enjoying the musical talents of local artists.
If you happen to be staying over a weekend, make sure to set time aside to visit the iconic Lourensford Market. This long-time weekend staple is home to 70 permanent stalls and various pop-up stores selling everything from mouth-watering fuss-free food to craft beers, estate wines, handmade crafts and more on a rustically beautiful estate.
Thanks to its incredible location, visitors can easily enjoy the nearby unspoiled beaches of Strand and Gordon’s Bay Main Beach that are perfect for swimming, surfing, kayaking or sun tanning on the sidelines. Alternatively, with over 20 wine farms in the Helderberg region, wine tasting is a fun way to spend a few hours. The Vergelegen Wine Estate is one of the most popular in Somerset West, boasting some of the oldest living trees in the country. If you’re not a wine lover, you can still enjoy alfresco dining, light lunches and even order gourmet picnics to enjoy on the grand estate.
For beautiful Somerset West self-catering accommodation, AirAgents has a selection of options sure to suit your needs. Our Helderberg self-catering accommodation and Somerset West holiday rentals are stylishly furnished and expertly maintained to ensure that you will have all you need for a comfortable and memorable stay.
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