Named after Lord Charles Somerset in 1819, Somerset West lies on the slopes of the Helderberg, where it has thrived and is now the commercial and residential capital of the Helderberg Basin whilst maintaining its village atmosphere. It is one of the very few towns in the world that is blessed with the best of everything.

The Helderberg Nature Reserve

Set on the slopes of the Helderberg, it boasts a diverse bird life and a number of walks, trails and picnicking for the nature lover.


Miles and miles of safe bathing beaches in the Strand, only 7 min from Somerset West. Hermanus, renowned for whale watching is only 40 min away.


Cooled by summer sea breezes, the vineyards on these slopes, plains and hills ejoy a near-perfect climate for some of the finest wines of South Africa. A visit to the estates and wineries of the Stellenbosch and Helderberg Wine Routes will give you the opportunity to marvel at the awe-inspiring scenery and savour the unique atmosphere and wines.

World class Golf courses:

It boasts Home to the Erinvale golf course where the World Cup was held in 2005. Within Vergelegen Medi Clinic on our doorstep offers skilled and motivated personnel who are dedicated to their patients. well-being. This is confirmed by technologically advanced equipment covering the entire spectrum of specialized medical services.


Set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Helderberg and Stellenbosch mountain ranges in Somerset West are schools which continues to strive to be academic institutions par excellence, without losing sight of broader educational goals. Private and Public Schools.

Shopping Centers

Somerset Mall offering major retailers as well as boutique shops for all your possible needs. Waterstone Village

Hotels and Accommodation

Somerset West offers a wide variety off all possible accommodation needs.

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