Somerset West at a glance

The town of Somerset West is not only encircled by striking mountains and hills which are covered in vineyards, but it also enjoys nearby sandy beaches and sparkling ocean landscapes. There is no place like Somerset West when you are looking for a town to enjoy your love of scenic beauty, wine, decadent food, and history in.

Even the expansion of Somerset West in the last years cannot rid the town of its splendour and rich history. The expansion of Somerset West has seen it become the commercial and residential capital of the Helderberg Basin.

The streets of Somerset West are dotted with unique buildings which remains reminiscent of its historic beginnings. These buildings are now sometimes used as shops selling everything from wine, jewellery, books, and fabrics. Some of these historic buildings have been declared monuments and the first church built in the town is still in use to this day.

Somerset West’s climate is Mediterranean-like therefore ensuring that residents here enjoy dry and hot summers (perfect for a day at the beach), while winters can often be rainy while still enjoying sunny days. The best time according to residents is spring and autumn when days are mild and evenings warm.

Education institutions in Somerset West are world class and its proximity to Stellenbosch allows many students to study from home. The town is also a haven for sports lovers with some of the most breathtaking golf courses, stunning mountain biking trails and horse riding trails.

For the art lover there are many options to explore as Somerset West boasts with many galleries and because it is so close to other major tourist attractions there is always something to do.

So if you are looking for a lifestyle which is relaxed and centered around exceptional food and wine, then Somerset West is the town for you.

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Historical Herbert Baker holds its own in vibrant mixed-use precinct in Somerset West
26 Mar 2020
The listing by Pam Golding Properties of a uniquely restored Herbert Baker home in Paardevlei, provides a rare opportunity to own a piece of Cape history in one of Somerset West’s popular suburbs.
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Farm life in the heart of Somerset West – a tale of two estates
16 Mar 2020
As if being able to call a working farm your home is not enough of a beau ideal, residents on two of Somerset West’s most sought after estates are also able to enjoy the olive oil or wine they each produce.
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Somerset West estate offers off-the-grid living
05 Mar 2020
The residents of Mzuri, a new residential estate in Somerset West, will not be left in the dark during load shedding, thanks to the developer’s forward-thinking investment in alternative energy options.
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2020 Vision – outlook and trends in the residential property market
11 Dec 2019
Following another year of tepid economic growth, and with the latest round of load shedding further dampening the economy and expected to result in a Moody’s downgrade early next year, where does that leave South Africa’s residential property market?
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