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  • Elegant self-catering on an eco estate
  • Trout fishing and walks on the estate, and much to explore in the region
  • Beautiful mountain and sea views

Vrede Self Catering

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: 16 years and older

3km from Somerset West


-34.093, 18.8783


Exclusivity, privacy and luxury await guests who choose to stay in one of the stylish apartments at Vrede Self Catering. Situated on a secure eco-estate rich with indigenous fynbos, the apartments are designed to offer the best in upmarket modern living, while allowing guests to enjoy the splendour of the natural surrounds.

The apartments vary in size, from the one roomed studio apartment, to the one bedroomed luxury apartment and the spacious two bedroomed superior apartment, but standard amenities include air conditioning, hairdryers, wireless internet, safes and flatscreen satellite televisions with DVD players. Sunsets are best enjoyed from the spacious patios, which showcase panoramic views of the mountains, fynbos and ocean and have sunbeds, patio furniture and braai facilities. 

The studio apartment is an open plan room with a small but well-equipped kitchen and an en-suite shower, making it a cosy private hangout for couples or travelling friends.

More generously-spaced, the luxury apartment makes self-catering a breeze, featuring a large kitchen with a dish washer, washing machine and tumble dryer. From the open-plan lounge/dining room as well as the patio, guests can appreciate magnificent views over False Bay, stretching all the way to Cape Point. Easy access makes the apartment suitable for those with walking difficulty.

A lavish abode for adult families or groups, the superior apartment is exceptionally spacious and features the same kitchen amenities as the luxury apartment. The private pool is ideal for taking the edge off hot summer days, while a fireplace in the open plan lounge/dining room is a warming presence in winter.

An expansive main patio, as well as a separate patio leading off the main bedroom, allows for plenty of outdoor relaxation. Conveniently, guests in all the apartments can send through a shopping list beforehand and have groceries and beverages bought on their behalf and neatly packed in the kitchen.

Once settled in, it’s time to explore the Boskloof Eco-Estate and surrounds. The 51 hectare estate is a haven for nature lovers, who can go for walks though the fynbos and fly fish or swim in the dam, keeping a sharp eye out for birds. Hikers can enjoy spectacular views over Somerset West from one of several trails in the nearby Helderberg Nature Reserve, while some pristine beaches are a short drive away.

There are a number of excellent wineries within 20 minutes’ drive of the estate, and the apartments are also a good base for exploring Cape Town’s plethora of attractions, which are all less than an hour away.

Rates & Summary

Studio Apartment

Sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite shower
Open-plan kitchen
Patio with braai
Sea view

Luxury Apartment

Sleeps 2 in extra length King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
Open-plan lounge and dining room
Patio with braai
Mountain, sea and garden views

Superior Apartment

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
King bedroom has en-suite bath and shower
Double room has en-suite bath and hand shower
Open-plan lounge and dining room
Patio with braai
Swimming pool
Mountain, pool and sea views


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Pre-order grocery service available


No children allowed.

Why Stay Here?

Suitable for discerning travellers who value privacy, Vrede Self Catering offers upmarket accommodation in three exclusive-use apartments situated on an eco-estate in the Western Cape town of Somerset West. Guests will enjoy the independence of staying in these supremely luxurious apartments, which are exceptionally well-equipped for self-catering and offer magnificent mountain and sea views. The eco-estate has its own walking trails and a picturesque dam where guests can trout fish and swim. If you decide to make use of the pre-order service, groceries can be bought on your behalf and will be waiting for you when you arrive.


  • Elegant self-catering on an eco estate
  • Trout fishing and walks on the estate, and much to explore in the region
  • Beautiful mountain and sea views


All three of the exclusive-use apartments are perfect for a private self-catering stay.

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, fly fishing gear, golf clubs, binoculars for bird/whale watching and dolphin spotting.

Road Conditions

All the roads leading to the apartments are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool for exclusive use of Superior Apartment guests
  • Swimming in the dam
  • Fly fishing
  • Walking trails
  • Nearby: Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfont, beaches, golf courses, Newlands cricket and rugby stadiums, University of Cape Town, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, hiking, penguin colony, Two Oceans Aquarium, wine tasting, arts and crafts, historical attractions, city bus tours.


Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Dining table
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • No Restaurant
  • Not licensed
  • Full Kitchen
  • Braai area available
  • Microwave oven
  • Stove
  • Fridge and freezer


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

Leisure Amenities

  • No gym available
  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Limited business centre
  • No conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Not child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 5km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • No shuttle service available


  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted


  • Personal safe




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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