WEST GUEST HOUSES, CAPE WINELANDS/HELDERBERG, SOUTH AFRICA
West (Afrikaans Somerset-Wes) is a town in the Western Cape province
of South Africa. It is situated in the Helderberg area (formerly called
Hottentots Holland), about 50 km (30 mi) east of Cape Town and 10 km from
Strand. The town is overlooked by the imposing Helderberg (meaning
"clear mountain"), a part of the Hottentots-Holland range of mountains.
Somerset West has a fairly decorative display of Christmas lights erected
atop the street lights of the Main Road. The Helderberg Lights Festival
(aka the Strawberry Festival), a flea market and parade, normally complements
these lights. The area also has its own community radio station,
Radio Helderberg, broadcasting community notices and playing adult orientated
map of Somerset West
Helderberg Nature Reserve, a 363 hectare natural wildlife preserve opened
in 1964, contains a wide variety of smaller fauna (buck, tortoises and
other reptiles) and outstanding specimens of indigenous flora such as protea
and fynbos. Somerset West contains a number of sporting facilities
including several golf courses. The historic town of Stellenbosch
is reachable via the R44 motorway. The area between Somerset West and Stellenbosch
also encompasses a number of wine farms, where visitors can sample and
purchase wine. See
more accommodation in Somerset West
accommodation in Somerset West
Lodge - Guest House, Sir Lowry’s Pass Village, SOMERSET WEST
Guest Lodge is situated on the Hottentots Holland mountain range overlooking
the Cape Peninsula. In amongst beautiful fynbos, this lodge offers
you 5 spacious suites with luxurious bathrooms, in-house private dining,
room service, heated jacuzzi and swimming pool, underfloor heating and
cooling in all rooms. 24 hour security, and transport at all times,
VIP off-site security. In addition private massage and beauty treatments,
cookery classes. Nearby you may go whale watching, cray fishing,
wine tasting, horseback riding – some of SA's top golf courses are within
30 minutes' drive.
Molen Guest House, B&B/Self-Catering, SOMERSET WEST
the ambiance at De Molen Guest House. Experience Cape hospitality at its
best with a scrumptious breakfast against a superb natural backdrop of
breathtaking sea and mountain views. The classic character estate
has a tranquil and secure setting high up on the slopes of the Helderberg
Mountain with panoramic views on the sea, mountains and wine lands.
The supremely comfortable and spacious rooms and suites offer all modern
luxury the discerning traveler needs. Nicely decorated in a natural, contemporary
style De Molen maintains its Old Cape charm. Delicious breakfasts
on your own private panoramic balcony, the breakfast room or the sunny
verandah overlooking the beautiful garden, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. The
perfect base to explore all nearby attractions. De Molen Guest House
can accommodate up to 18 people, with the option of choosing between bed
& breakfast or self-catering.
Lodge, Bed and Breakfast, Self-catering, SOMERSET WEST
you’re looking for something
completely different, either as a unique holiday experience, an impressive
corporate event or as a place to hold that landmark celebration, then look
no further than the truly breathtaking Lalapanzi Lodge, in South Africa’s
Western Cape. Hidden in 600 acres of forest, fynbos and vineyards
in the foothills of the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve our cosy mountain
retreat is the perfect place to unwind or use as a base to explore the
Cape. The self-catering lodges and en-suite B&B rooms all have
stunning views across False Bay and Cape Point. Situated in a secure country
estate we’re only 10 minutes from the beach, 20 minutes from Stellenbosch,
35 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and 50 minutes from Cape
Town city centre.
Cross Guesthouse, Boutique Guesthouse/Self-Catering, SOMERSET WEST
in the tree-filled haven of Somerset West, close to the world class golf
courses, historic wine estates, the majestic False Bay, 20 minutes from
Cape Town Airport and only 30 minutes from Cape Town is an idyllic guesthouse
in a lush park-like garden with breathtaking views of False Bay and the
Cape of Good Hope. The Southern Cross offers you the best in accommodation
and comfort: newly renovated rooms, self-catering units and rooms, set
in a huge garden with old trees and beautiful flowering beds, a big Koi-pond,
waterfalls and stunning views.
GUEST HOUSES, CAPE WINELANDS, SOUTH AFRICA
is South Africa’s second oldest town, after Cape Town and is the sentimental
heart of the Winelands. Lined with shady oaks and beautiful gabled, white-washed
buildings the streets of Stellenbosch still have small irrigation channels
on either side of the older roads. In the past, these were used to water
gardens, as each householder had a time slot in which to divert the town’s
irrigation into their plot. It is very cultural and somewhat venerable,
while also displaying a decidedly young and vibrant air. There are some
interesting museums and many of the buildings, including some of the hotels
and restaurants, are national monuments and deserve a second look. There
is good mountain biking just outside the town, and there are golf courses
aplenty, but Stellenbosch is really all about wine.
map of Stellenbosch
town is virtually surrounded by fabulous cellars where you can do a tasting,
join a cellar tour, stock up your own personal cellar, and perhaps enjoy
a lovely leisurely lunch in the shade of some typical Stellenbosch oaks.
Some of the wine farms have become multi-purpose resorts with theatres,
restaurants, equestrian centres and much much more. Stellenbosch
is close to Cape Town so it can be visited on a day trip, or you could
do a day trip to Cape Town or the Overberg from
Stellenbosch. The nearest beach is at Strand.
accommodation in Stellenbosch
Guest Farm, Guest House, STELLENBOSCH
at the gateway to the Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch, we offer the
tranquillity of country life with the convenience of the proximity of the
Stellenbosch village. Rozendal has been farming organically since 1994
and have for the past two years been using the bio-dynamic approach in
both our wine-making and farming. Auberge Rozendal is a family-owned and
run country inn offering 16 en-suite guest rooms. Relax at the pool
or enjoy a leisurely walk or hike in the adjacent forests and mountains.
Auberge Rozendal’s environmental and health-conscious approach to life
ensures clean air and pure water. No poisons are sprayed, while water is
sourced from an underground stream and enhanced by a water catalyser imported
from Germany, and noise pollution is lessened by the absence of television
sets and air-conditioning systems.
Villa Guesthouse, STELLENBOSCH
to Fynbos Villa Guest House, located in central Stellenbosch, 3 minute
walk to the historic town, University, River, Coetzenburg Sports Grounds,
Conservatoire, Botanical gardens, coffee shops and restaurants. Spacious
and elegant en-suite rooms, B&B or self catering. Reasonable tariffs.
Free Wi-Fi access, safe and secure parking. Swimming pool, lush garden,
bird watching. Great hospitality and breakfasts (also halaal and vegetarian).
Walking distance from University, Sports facilities, botanical gardens,
restaurants and coffee shops as well as Conservatoire. Bird watching and
solar heated pool on the premises. Honesty bar. Free Wi-Fi. Various museums
in close vicinity. Tours to the wine lands can be arranged.
RECOMMENDED BY OUR TRAVEL PARTNER:
Guest House, STELLENBOSCH
in Stellenbosch, the Vine Guesthouse is in the centre of the Cape Winelands.
It has a large outdoor pool with sun-lounger terrace, and a tennis court.
Vine Guesthouse offers spacious rooms with hardwood floors and modern furnishings.
Rooms come equipped with a minibar and safety deposit box. Some rooms have
a patio, and a spa bath in the bathroom. Vine Guesthouse offers laundry
and ironing services. The property has a business centre and a tour desk
that provides information on local attractions. Situated along the Bottelary
Wine Route, Vine Guesthouse is only 2 km from the Beyerskloof Wine Farm.
Free on-site private parking is available.
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