The Somerset West Business Directory is your online go-to place for information on businesses and services in the Somerset West area.  Here, you can find information about Somerset West, learn more about the local businesses and about the best that Somerset West has to offer.  Showcase your business on our platform - talk to the local audience, tell them about your business and get closer to your customers.

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Somerset West Directory

Somerset West is a sought after residential suburb for those who want the convenience of a city but the tranquility and peace of nature.  With its backdrop of the Helderberg mountains, the town is encircled with beautiful natural surroundings.


Somerset West is situated approximately 50 km east from Cape Town and 31 km from Cape Town International Airport via the N2.


The town is built on the banks of the Lourens River and was originally used as a cattle post in 1672.


The world famous Vergelegen Farm was built by Willem Adriaan van der Stel, son of Simon van de Stel who served as Governor of the Cape.


However, the town Somerset was only founded in 1822 and is named after Lord Charles Henry Somerset, Governor of the Cape Colony during the 1800's.


In 1825 Somerset became Somerset West to avoid confusion with Somerset East, which is situated in the Eastern Cape.

The history of Somerset West

Somerset West Business Directory

Fun stuff to do in Somerset West

This is the perfect place to explore some of the oldest wine estates in the country as well as participate in some fun filled and adventurous activities.

Craft Markets

Southey's Vines Country craft Market

This market sells everything from clothing and accessories to home decor.

Open only during the summer months, every last Saturday of the month.

Address:  Southey's Vines, 186 Main Road, Somerset West.


Hathersage Market:

Ideal for the foodies, they sell a wide selection of gourmet foods and organic produce, with live music as entertainment.

Open every second and last Sunday of the month.

Address: Hathersage Farm, 15 Gordon Road, Somerset West.


This is a great outdoor adventure for family and friends and even corporate groups. Be warned though, if pretending to be a soldier and run around with a gun is not what you have in mind for fun, then give this one a skip.

4x4 Route

This 12km long route offers different levels of difficulty and is open all year round.  Though 12 km might not sound like a long route it can take you up to three hours to complete.  Always a fun option that promises to offer a lot of challenges and laughs.


For the golfing enthusiast, there are two golfing options in Somerset West:

Vodacom Pro Golf Driving Range: This is one of eight Pro Range Golf Centers in South Africa and the perfect place for you to learn how to play golf or just practice your swing.

Erinvale Golf Course:

This 18 hole golf course was designed by Gary Player and also hosted the 1996 World Cup of Golf.

Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary

This is a must do for all bird lovers and wildlife photographers. The 25 hectare wetland offers you the perfect opportunity to watch these bird species in their natural environment. Bird species you might spot include Waterfowl, migrant waders and Ethiopian Snipe. Be sure to go in a group.

Water sports

Blue Rock:

Though this town is surrounded by the Hottentots Holland Mountains it offers some unique water sports. Situated on the outskirts of Somerset West you will be able to enjoy the following fun water activities.

Cable Water Ski: If you've always wanted to try water skiing but had no access to a boat, this is the perfect opportunity. An automated cable pulls you around a beautiful lake and there are ski instructors to help you become a pro.

Wakeboarding: Wakeboarding is to water skiing what snowboarding is to snow skiing. Both your feet are strapped onto one board and then you are pulled at high speed, gliding on top of the water.

Jetovator: This is the latest water sport craze to reach our shores and a must for all adrenaline junkies. You are basically flying over the water while holding onto a super powerful hose.  If you ever wondered what it must feel like to fly with jet packs strapped to your feet, this is the sport for you.

Somerset West offers everyone the perfect opportunity to try something a little different.

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