Somerset West living is blissful and peaceful, leaving residents with a feeling of security and relaxation while enjoying breathtaking views of the Helderberg mountains surrounding the area. This area has a close-knit community that does not take their surroundings for granted. Great for families, with a variety of activities for all ages.
Map of Area and Surrounds
Experience Somerset West
Somerset West lies between the Helderberg Mountains, Cape Winelands and False Bay. The town was voted as one of the best places to live in the Western Cape. It's heaven for avid golfers, who can enjoy a quick game of golf and business lunch at any of the well-known golf courses, such as the exclusive Erinvale Golf estate.
This neighbourhood has an outdoors culture, as the Helderberg mountains provide various trails for hiking and biking. The Helderberg Nature Reserve is a great family-friendly day out for a picnic. The close proximity to the wine route makes this neighbourhood a dream for wine lovers, and locals or visitors can frequent the popular Vergelegen Wine Estate.
Popular schools in the Somerset West area include Beaumont Primary School, Parell Valley School and De Hoop Primary. This neighbourhood suits a variety of people, ranging from young professionals, to small and large families.
Somerset West is conveniently located just 30minutes from Cape Town, giving residents easy access to the busy city life and the Cape Town International Airport, while still maintaining a country lifestyle. While the area houses many retired people, there is a wide diversity of residents and more entrepeneurs are relocating to this area.
Somerset West offers a variety of convenient evening entertainment with restaurants like Bossa Nova, Gino's, Casa Val Dez - all of which can be enjoyed by the whole family. You can have a Thai experience at the popular Wang Thai, or fine dining at Stephanie's Place overlooking the whole of Somerset West night lights. Trendy dance clubs such as Nu Bar and Star Bar located on the Main road strip are all within a few kilometres of each other.
The style of houses in this neighbourhood includes Posh Victorian style, to contemporary houses. There are many secure estates, like Boskloof Eco estate, that offer beautiful and modern houses in a protected eco environment with breathtaking sea and mountain views. Retirement Villages in this area are among the best in the Western Cape, and Somerset West has no shortage of exclusive elderly housing developments.
Fitness is a big concern for the residents of Somerset. Whether it be cycling, jogging, golfing or action cricket, there is always something on the go and many ways to keep fit.