The town of Somerset West is nestled under the Helderberg Mountain, just 30 minutes from the city of Cape Town and 10 minutes from the beach. Houses for sale in Somerset West are particularly popular among families who want to benefit from the town’s country-style living. There is a wide variety of homes available to rent or buy, from large mansions and beautiful family homes, to townhouses, cluster homes and apartments, either free-standing or within security estates. Priced across all ranges, Somerset West offers an affordable way to own property in the Cape Winelands.

With its peaceful ambience, Somerset West attracts home-seekers from all over South Africa, the United Kingdom, Holland and Germany. The area has several security estates which allow property owners to simply lock-up and go. Vacant land in Somerset West is available for individuals who want to design their own home in this popular area. Properties in Erinvale Golf Estate and Bel’Aire Winelands Estate are particularly sought after, offering an ideal opportunity to own exclusive property in a beautiful setting.

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Erinvale Golf Estate


Erinvale Golf Estate lays at the foot of the Helderberg Mountains, overlooking the green suburbs of Somerset West. Overall, Erinvale Golf Estate has 150 hectares of property but houses for sale take up only 50 hectares.

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Wine Route

Wine Route

Situated directly on the wine route, the Helderberg surroundings have a lot to offer with world-famous wine farms and estates like Vergelegen, Lourensford Wine Estate, and Waterkloof Here, visitors can enjoy gourmet food and sample some of the best wines in the world.



Strand and Gordon’s Bay, both of which offer powder white beaches are just a short drive away. The water is warm and safe for swimming and families regularly spend their days here soaking up the sun.

The Helderberg Nature Reserve

The Helderberg Nature Reserve

Directly at the foot of the Helderberg Mountain, this reserve is teeming with Fynbos, the indigenous Cape flora as well as a wealth of bird and animal life. 

Sir Lowry's Pass

Sir Lowry's Pass

Opened in 1930, this winding road offers panoramic views of the entire Helderberg basin, False Bay and large parts of the Cape Peninsula. The summit of the pass is also a popular launching spot for paragliders.

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Areas near to Somerset West

Franschhoek, Gordons Bay, Malmesbury, McGregor, Montagu, Paarl, Riebeek Valley, Robertson, Stellenbosch, Strand, Wellington,


There are three high schools including the prestigious private Somerset College, Parel Vallei High and Helderberg High. The four primary schools are De Hoop Primary, Beaumont Primary, Somerset Primary and Somerset House. The Stellenbosch University is a 15 minute drive away and the University of Cape Town, a 45 minute drive. 


Somerset West boasts two well-equipped hospitals, one being a private clinic as well as several retirement villages with their own frail care facilities.


Somerset Mall is home to over 190 shops ranging from large departmental stores to exclusive boutiques, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas. 


Easy access to Cape Town International airport and the CBD.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius