Somerset Hill Guesthouse is nestled on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain in Somerset West, with a far-stretching vista of False Bay and the Hottentots-Holland mountain range.
Somerset West, in the heart of the Western Cape, is reputed to be one of the oldest and most beautiful residential areas of the Cape Peninsula. Only 30 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, it is also in close proximity to the famous Erinvale Golf Club, the Helderberg Nature Reserve, well-known for its plethora of flora and fauna, or the renowned Vergelegen, one of the Cape's oldest and most historic wine estates. The seaside resorts of Strand and Gordon’s Bay, with their beautiful sandy beaches, are less than 10 minutes’ drive away.
From 08h30 to 10h30, you can start each day with a sumptuous continental breakfast or English breakfast (made to order), while basking in the sunshine of our tranquil garden, or in the coziness of our breakfast room on cooler days. (Earlier breakfasts or a breakfast pack can be arranged on request). A fully-equipped kitchen is at the guests’ disposal. We can also order meals to be delivered at the Guesthouse on request.
You will find famous wine farms in close proximity, boasting world-class wines and fine restaurants, as well as the historical university town of Stellenbosch, with its historical and contemporary museums. If you prefer, you could spend time in any of the Cape’s world-class malls. For the more active, how about some hiking or biking along some of our great mountain routes? Or perhaps you prefer horse riding, tennis or golf? For the beach-lovers, you can laze in the sand, build sandcastles with the children, engage in beach volleyball or cricket,dip in the ocean, or even participate in water sports such as surfing, scuba diving, fishing or sailing.
After a long day of sightseeing, walking, golfing, shopping or lazing on the beach, park your car in the safety of our secure parking area and take the chance to relax, read or have a drink with friends under the lapa, or refresh yourself with an invigorating dip in one of our two crystalline swimming pools.