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.
The team at Somerset Hill has been in the Hospitality and Tourism industry for many years. Originally from France, my parents and I decided to experience a new adventure together. I had worked for a French Tour Operator in Cape Town for four years and Laurence & Renaud, my parents, had owned a restaurant in France, which operated for 30 years. We have combined our hospitality and tourism skills and experience gained both in Europe and Cape Town to make our guests’ stay as memorable as possible by offering each one personalized service.
We hope to see you soon!
Violaine, Laurence & Renaud
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 ofour tranquil garden, or in the coziness of our breakfast room on cooler days. (Earlier breakfasts or a breakfast pack can be arranged on request).
To help you plan your week, every morning you will be able to obtain the latest 7-day weather forecast from our reception area.
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 chanceto relax, read or have a drink with friends under the lapa, orrefresh yourself with an invigorating dip in our crystalline swimming pool.
Whether your holiday is to get away from it all, or to have new adventures and gain new experiences, Somerset Hill is the perfect choice of accommodation for your trip.