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  • Set in a lush garden, providing great tranquility for a town guesthouse
  • Elegant manor and luxurious rooms
  • Wonderfully situated to explore the best of the Cape

Somerset Villa Guesthouse

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Somerset West


-34.0626, 18.8356


Somerset Villa Guesthouse is situated at the start of the Helderberg Wine Route, and is set in beautiful gardens that extend over 4 200m². Its main house, Casa Sereno, was built in 1923, making it one of the oldest buildings in Somerset West. The property is nicely hidden from public view, which adds to its sense of exclusivity.

Somerset Villa has ten spacious, en-suite rooms with top quality linen. Each room has a mini fridge, TV & free Wi-Fi. Some rooms have views over the mountains and the countryside, while others look out over a lush garden and a large swimming pool. Eight of the ten rooms have separate entrances, and all double occupancy rooms have private terraces with garden furniture, allowing for maximum enjoyment of the great South African weather.

All the rooms are stylishly and elegantly decorated in a contemporary colonial Cape Dutch style, with the walls painted in neutral tones to create a relaxing ambience. The emphasis is on clean lines, natural materials, modern fittings in the bathrooms, and high quality orthopaedic beds. In addition to digital safes, there is a storeroom for larger items like golf equipment, or bicycles. 

A hearty breakfast is served in the breakfast room. There are several internationally acclaimed wine estates and fine restaurants in the surrounding area, with beaches, golf courses and large shopping malls within a radius of 10 km of Somerset Villa. Other activities in the vicinity include horse riding, helicopter rides, hot air ballooning, township tours, fly-fishing, trail running, hiking, and much more! Management will gladly provide you with information and help you arrange day trips to any of the activities and attractions in the Somerset West and Cape Town areas.


Rates & Summary

5 Classic and Family Rooms

1 Single room
3 Double Rooms 
1 Family Room sleeps 4
En-suite shower

5 Superior Rooms 

Each sleeps 3 in a King and Single bed
Extra-length King orthopaedic mattress
En-suite bath and shower


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A hearty breakfast is included.


Kids are welcome at Somerset Villa. Cots and high chairs available.

Why Stay Here?

Somerset Villa Guesthouse endeavours to provide the best possible level of service at affordable rates in a perfect setting. Discreetly hidden from view, this tranquil oasis offers ten exquisite rooms for guests who value comfort and outstanding hospitality. The refreshing swimming pool situated in a lush garden provides the setting for a lovely holiday.


  • Set in a lush garden, providing great tranquility for a town guesthouse
  • Elegant manor and luxurious rooms
  • Wonderfully situated to explore the best of the Cape


The Superior rooms are more private.

Things to consider Bringing

Hiking boots, mountain bike, fishing gear, binoculars for whale watching.

Road Conditions

The roads in Somerset West are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Hiking 
  • Mountain bike tours
  • Several wine routes
  • Trout fishing
  • Erinvale Golf Estate - 3km
  • Endless beaches
  • Cheetah Outreach at Paardevlei
  • Craft markets
  • Nearby day-spas
  • Helderberg Nature Reserve


Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Swimming towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • Braai area available


  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Child friendly
  • Pets allowed by arrangement
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 500m
  • Nearest fuel within 1km


  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted


  • Personal safe
  • 24 hour security




Cape Town & Surrounds

Western Cape


Cape Town is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With dramatic mountains, a long stretch of Atlantic coastline and a picturesque working harbour, there are few cities in the world to rival “The Fairest Cape”, as explorer Sir Francis Drake described the place in 1580.

The city of Cape Town is regularly voted as one of the best tourist destinations (and cities to live in) in the world – and its Mediterranean climate, superb natural attractions, historic landmarks, fabulous restaurants and fun places to hang out offer all the ingredients for a top holiday destination.

Table Mountain dominates the city’s landscape and Table Mountain National Park is a national treasure and World Heritage Site.

The Cape Floristic Kingdom is known for its incredible botanical heritage and the Table Mountain National Park has more floral species than the British Isles. Stopping to smell the fynbos has an altogether new meaning in this part of the world.

Robben Island is another World Heritage Site worth visiting. Struggle heroes such as Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada and many others were incarcerated here during apartheid and taking the Robben Island Tour is a must on any trip to Cape Town.

The city is loosely divided by Table Mountain into four sections: Cape Town Central, Cape Town South, Cape Town North and Cape Town East.

Cape Town Central incorporates the city centre, the V&A Waterfront, Green Point, Mouille Point, Sea Point, Camps Bay and Hout Bay. There are loads of things on offer in this part of the world, so it’s a good idea to focus on the field of interest/activities that excite you and take it from there.

A trip to the top of Table Mountain is an absolute must (especially if you’ve never done it before). The views on a clear day will give you a clear perspective of the gorgeous city below and you can see as far as Robben Island and beyond.

If history is your thing, there are numerous museums and attractions close to the city centre. The Castle of Good Hope was built between 1666 and 1679 and is the oldest building in South Africa. It is a good place to start your tour of the city, which incorporates historic attractions such as the Bo-Kaap Museum, the District Six Museum, The Company’s Garden, City Hall and the Grand Parade, among many other notable historic attractions.

For shopping and entertainment, the V&A Waterfront is the epicentre of Cape Town and attracts high numbers of international tourists daily. Long Street is a good place to hang out for restaurants, bars and nightlife and Camps Bay is the place to see and be seen around cocktail hour.

The drive along Chapman’s Peak is one of the most scenic drives in the world but you need to do your homework as the route is periodically closed. Mariner’s Wharf in Hout Bay is another great place to visit, with its fun restaurants, great beaches and perfect views.

Cape Town South stretches from Noordhoek to Observatory and incorporates some of Cape Town’s most popular suburbs, including Constantia, Fish Hoek, Rondebosch, Simon’s Town and Muizenberg, to mention just a few.

Constantia is popular for its wonderful restaurants and wine estates and the Constantia Wine Route is a big attraction for foodies and wine-lovers. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens offers hectares of greenery and regular concerts in the warm summer months. There are also various hiking trails on offer.

Take a day trip to Simon’s Town and make sure you visit the statue of Just Nuisance, as well as the scenic Boulders Beach. Noordhoek is a great place for riding horses on the beach and the restaurants are very family friendly. For fresh fish and laid-back vibes, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg are the business. Fish Hoek is popular for seaside activities and antique shops and is a real favourite.

Cape Town North incorporates the Cape Town International Airport, Parow, Milnerton, Durbanville, Table View, as well as Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand. The north is a developed business centre that continues to grow rapidly. For chill-out time, Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand are popular for walks on the beach and outdoor sports.  Shoppers will enjoy Century City and Canal Walk, and for those who love a tipple or two, The Durbanville Wine Route also falls into the northern region.

Cape Town East is made up of Gordon’s Bay, Somerset West, Strand, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Eersterivier, Macassar and Strandfontein. The region is pretty spectacular as the small coastal towns sit below the imposing Hottentots Holland Mountains and there are fantastic beaches such as Bikini Beach, Strand Beach and Kogel Bay. Here you’ll also find the Helderberg Nature Reserve, Wolfgat Nature Reserve and Edith Stephens Wetland Park.

Look out for

Scenic Cape Point with its sheer cliffs, rugged landscapes, fauna, flora and bold ocean views.

A cable-car trip up Table Mountain to get the view of the incredible landscape of the city. If you’ve done the touristy cable-car thing then take one of the many mountain trails.

V&A Waterfront – spend time enjoying all the facilities at the V&A Waterfront, including the abundance of shopping and restaurant venues. For children, The Two Oceans Aquarium is a winner.

The magnificent beaches of Clifton, Muizenberg, Hout Bay, Bloubergstrand. You are spoilt for choice in and around the Mother City.

Historical sites are a must – including Robben Island, the Castle of Good Hope, the District Six Museum and Bo-Kaap.

Long Street by night. Enjoy the friendly fun vibes of this stretch of tarmac as it comes to life when the sun goes down.

While away the hours at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, the green lung of the city. Look out for the schedule of summer concerts.

Visit the Constantia Wine Route for a touch of history and some of the country’s finest wines and restaurants that continually make it onto the best-of lists.

Drive along the southern coastline and visit places such as Noordhoek, Scarborough, Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. Stop off at Kalk Bay for fresh fish at the harbour.

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