Where to stay around Somerset West?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 93 holiday lettings near Somerset West. From 32 apartments to 32 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Somerset West is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Somerset West?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Somerset West. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Helderberg Nature Reserve: 245 holiday lettings
  • Strand Golf Club: 241 holiday lettings
  • Cheetah Outreach: 240 holiday lettings
  • De Zalze Golf Club: 280 holiday lettings
  • Lanzerac Wine Estate: 285 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Somerset West listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Somerset West?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 32 apartments in Somerset West. Our other popular types of Somerset West holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 32 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 17 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 5 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Somerset West?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 66 holiday homes with pool available in Somerset West. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a Holiday Rental House in Somerset West, South Africa, Your Home Away From Home

    Somerset West is an idyllic, traditional South African town situated approximately 30 miles away from the city of Cape Town. Lying close to the coast and next to the Helderberg Nature Reserve, there are plenty of reasons to embark on a Somerset West holiday at any time of year. Not only will a Somerset West holiday rental house provide you with all of the comforts of home, it will leave you with some lasting memories of those terrific scenic views from every window.

    Things to Do on Holiday in Somerset West, South Africa

    Visitors on a Somerset West holiday will discover that there are plenty of things to see and do in the town, which is why it is a popular destination for so many travellers. As well as activities such as swimming, golf, tennis, horse riding and hiking in the nearby Helderberg Nature Reserve, it is recommended that those on a Somerset West holiday take the time to visit the magnificent Vergelegen.

    This is a wine farm which dates back to the 18th century and has been restored to its former Cape Dutch style glory. The farm still produces wines and if visiting Vergelegen during the winter months, be sure not to miss the “Carols by Candlelight” event which is held every year. This event sees visitors being invited to bring a picnic, a blanket to spread over the immaculate lawn of the house and a torch to see the beautiful stars as everyone joins in with some soothing carol singing.

    Places to Visit on Holiday in Somerset West, South Africa

    Should you feel the need to leave your Somerset West holiday rental house for the day and explore the surrounding area, then it is worth heading south to the town of L’Agulhas. Not only is L’Agulhas the most southerly town in the whole of the country, the coast at L’Agulhas is known as the “Cape of Storms”, probably referring to the number of ships that have being wrecked around its jagged coastline. The town is home to the second oldest working lighthouse in South Africa, as well as the interesting Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum which houses pieces of many vessels which have succumbed to the turbulent seas in this area.

    Weather in Somerset West, South Africa

    Before setting off on holiday it is always nice to know what kind of climate to expect at your chosen destination. Travellers on a Somerset West holiday can expect to experience a Mediterranean climate, which means that there are hot, dry summers and slightly cooler and wetter winters. Through the months of summer (which runs from November to March) is it not unusual to experience daytime temperatures of as much as 26 degrees Celsius. The winter months (from May until July) see the daytime temperature fall to around 19 degrees Celsius during the day. The city as a whole experiences around 19 inches of rainfall per year.

    Travel to Somerset West, South Africa

    Beginning a wonderful Somerset West holiday is as easy as flying into Cape Town International Airport (CPT) which is just over 20 minutes away from the town. There are a few large international airlines that offer regular, cheap flights to the city such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and South African Airways. Passengers will find that they can depart the UK from London Heathrow (LHR).

    Sightseeing in and around Somerset West

    Are you looking for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Somerset West has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Cheetah Outreach (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
    • Strand Golf Club (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
    • Erinvale Golf Club (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
    • Vergelegen Wine Estate (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
    • Monkey Town Primate Centre (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
    • Blue Rock Adventure Park (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of Somerset West

    Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Somerset West is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Helderberg Nature Reserve (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
    • Harmony Park (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
    • Blue Rock Adventure Park (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
    • Bikini Beach (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
    • Jonkershoek Nature Reserve (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
    • University of Stellenbosch Botanical Garden (10 mi / 16.1 km)