ZAR 1,350 per night
ZAR 1,350 per night
Somerset Villa Guesthouse, Somerset West, South Africa

Somerset Villa Guesthouse

Somerset West, South Africa - 136 Helderberg College Road

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Description - Guesthouse

A warm welcome to Somerset Villa Guesthouse in Somerset West.
Privacy is the greatest luxury at The Somerset West Villa Guest House. This 4200 m² property is one of the original buildings in the Somerset West area, with the main Casa Sereno house being built in 1923. Discreetly hidden from public view is this tranquil oasis offering only ten, but exquisite large luxury rooms for the discerning guest who values great comfort and out-standing hospitality.

Most rooms have a separate, exterior entrance and a private terrace with garden-furniture.
The rooms are beautifully decorated, walls are painted with neutral tones, a personal touch makes this place an "oasis of peace and tranquility".

Beautiful renovations to the original manor managed to ensure the original Colonial Cape Dutch style would not be lost. Accessories and other luxuries, including the super large swimming pool situated in a lush garden, provides the tranquil setting for a lovely holiday in the heart of the Cape Winelands.

While the exterior is an all-rustic Cape Dutch house, the emphasis internally is on style, modernity and function; clean lines, natural materials, modern fittings in bathrooms, and high-quality orthopedic beds. Some rooms offer views of the mountains and/or over the pool area and the garden, and rooms feature private terraces.
Somerset Villa Guesthouse has ten spacious rooms, all of which are en-suite,
all with private entrances and wide terraces. The rooms have been elegantly decorated
in a modern colonial Cape Dutch style, with great sliding doors affording views of
the breathtaking garden, pool and countryside, allowing maximum enjoyment
of the great South African weather.
Somerset West Villa Guesthouse caters for individual travelers as well as small groups.
We also accommodate families with children. Somerset West Villa Guesthouse endeavors to
provide the best possible level of service at affordable rates to all guests. Conferences for 12 guests possible.
Our price includes a wonderful breakfast and all levies. All guests have access to our
breakfast room and our lounge with a cozy fireplace (in winter). For guests who require
the features of a modern world we have a Wireless LAN hotspot free of charge.
Within a radius of 10 km you can go to explore the ‘Cape Highlights’ like: the beach, play golf, visit large shopping malls and enjoy internationally acclaimed wine estates and fine restaurants. From here you have the ideal starting point for day trips to the city of Cape Town, Robben Island, Table Mountain, Boulders Beach with its penguins, Cape Point, Hermanus, where the spectacular seasonal gathering of the Southern Right Whale take place, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. It is only 20 minutes to Cape Town Airport and 35 minutes to Cape town city centre.
We will gladly provide you with information on day trips to some of the
picturesque sites in the Somerset West and Cape Town areas where you will be able to
experience the overwhelming beauty of the Western Cape in true South African style.

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The space
  • Property type: Guesthouse
  • Guest rooms/units: 10
  • Year built: 2006
  • Renovated: 2012
  • Public classification: 4
Guesthouse accommodations

Lowest price available: ZAR 1,350 (South African Rand)

Luxury Room
  • Check-in: 2:00pm
  • Check-out: 11:00am

Guesthouse amenities

24-hr front desk BBQ area Bicycle rental Breakfast included Children permitted Express checkout Gardens Gay friendly Laundry/valet service Linen included Meeting facilities Multi-lingual staff Open 24 Hours Parking (free) Pets allowed Pool (outdoor) Tour/sightseeing assistance WIFI (free)

Room amenities

  One large room with a generous, extra-length king-size bed and orthopaedic mattress   Private, modern bathroom with bath and shower   Sitting area   TV   Mini-fridge   Free WIFI   Cost for third person sharing R200 per night

Coffee/tea maker Ensuite Hairdryer Maid service daily Non-smoking rooms Safe box in room Television Toiletries WIFI


Somerset West is situated in the heart of the famous Cape Winelands. The town was developed around the Lourens River and Vergelegen, a historic private wine estate that was owned by Willem Adriaan van der Stel, governer of the Cape Colony from 1699 to 1707. It was named Somerset after an English governor of the Cape Colony during the 1800s, Lord Charles Henry Somerset, with the suffix “West” being added after 1825 to differentiate it from Somerset East in the Eastern Cape.

The present day Somerset West is a popular residential area thanks to its location between the majestic mountains and its close distance from the sea and other major Cape highlights. The area is renowned for its state of the art golf courses, of which the most famous is the Erinvale golf course, designed by the famous South African golfer Gary Player.

Less than half a century ago, the town’s population was no more than 20 000, but it has since expanded greatly to become a highly desirable national and international holiday and retirement destination. Somerset West now has a great infrastructure, the amenities of a premier holiday resort and a large shopping mall, Somerset Mall, with over 60 shops, boutiques, restaurants and more for your convenience.

World-class medical services are also offered at a first-rate private hospital, the Vergelegen MediClinic.

Forty minutes’ drive from the bustling Cape Town, the historical Somerset West is located at the foot of the Helderberg, overlooking the majestic False Bay. From here you have easy access to the beaches at Strand and Gordon’s Bay, and Sir Lowry’s Pass, which crosses the Hottentots Holland mountains with an impressive view over False Bay, into the Overberg and the Cape Peninsula, and then onto the abundant Garden Route.

Points of interest
  • Beach 3km
  • Table Mountain 35km
  • Whale watching 30 km
  • Wine Tasting and Tours 5km

Price details

ZAR 1,350 per night (South African Rand)

An additional deposit may be requested prior to arrival. If so, you will be contacted directly after you confirm your booking.

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaMasterCardAmerican Express

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

 Bookings are only confirmed once Credit Card, Cash or EFT deposit has been received in the amount of 50% of the total booking value. Once this has been done it is agreed that the conditions of the cancellation policy have been accepted. Final payment of the remaining 50% of the total booking value is due in our bank account no less than 30 days prior to arrival date to avoid cancellation. Credit Card guaranteed bookings will be charged automatically, bookings via Cash / EFT should forward proof of payment prior to due date.

Bank: Standard Bank, Bird Street, Stellenbosch Account Name: Somerset Villa Guesthouse
Branch Code: 05 06 1000 International Transfer: Swift Address SBZAZAJJ
Account Number: 27 02 55 842 (All overseas bank charges are customer’s responsibility)

 Cancellation charges are levied under the following conditions:
• Up to 30 days prior to arrival 30% of total booking value;
• 29 to 15 days prior to arrival 50% of total booking value;
• 14 to 7 days prior to arrival 70% of total booking value;
• Less than 7 days prior to arrival, No-shows, & Early Departures at 100%.

 Cancellations are only accepted in writing (e-mail or fax). We recommend that all travellers take out cancellation insurance. We will be pleased to render an invoice to your insurers in the event of a claim. We always confirm cancellations in writing. Please demand written acknowledgement that we have accepted your cancellation. This is the only proof of cancellation we will accept.

Location - Guesthouse

136 Helderberg College Road
Somerset West
Western Cape (Province of the Western Cape)
South Africa  7130

Guesthouse website

Latitude: -34.06209, Longitude: 18.83547

How to get there

How to find us

It is easy to find Somerset Villa Guesthouse:
GPS coordinates:
Latitude: 34° 3’745” S
Longitude: 18° 50’126” E

Directions from Cape Town (or the Cape Town International Airport):
1. Take the N2 highway in the direction of Stellenbosch/Somerset West.
2. Continue on the N2 until exit 43 (the sign says R44, Stellenbosch and Broadway Blvd). Take into consideration that most street names are down on the curbs!
3. Turn left towards Stellenbosch and onto the R44. Continue on the R44 until you reach the first traffic light (Main Road), where you turn right towards Somerset West.
4. At the next traffic light (Helderberg College Road), turn left. Continue up the hill and pass a 4-way stop. Approximately 300 metres after the 4-way stop, on your right, is 136 Helderberg College. The sign says Somerset Villa Guesthouse.
5. Drive into the gravel road up to the gate. You have arrived at our very special guesthouse - welcome!
6. Press the intercom button so we can let you in.

From Stellenbosch:
1. From Stellenbosch you drive south on R44 towards Somerset West and Strand.
2. Approximately 14 km from Stellenbosch you will reach Somerset West. Directly after you pass the 80 km/h sign, turn left into The Old Stellenbosch Road. The sign also reads Helderberg Estate. Take into consideration that most street signs are down on the curbs!
3. Continue to a small circle and keep going straight until you reach a 4-way stop.
4. At the 4-way stop, turn left into Helderberg College Road. Approximately 300 metres after the 4-way stop, on your right, is 136 Helderberg College. The sign says Somerset Villa Guesthouse.
5. Drive into the gravel road up to the gate. You have arrived at our very special guesthouse - welcome!
6. Press the intercom button so we can let you in.

Nearest airport: Cape Town International 30 km