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Accommodation in Somerset West

Somerset West got its name from Henry Charles Somerset. The West was added to distinguish it from Somerset East, elsewhere in the Cape. Cape Town has the closes International Airport to welcomes visitors and tourists to our fair land.  The closest towns to Somerset West are Strand, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Grabouw, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Franschhoek, with  PaarlWellington, Worcester, Robertson, and Malmesbury a little further away.

Somerset West produces mainly agricultural products;  first and foremost is wine, but also fruit and vegetables.  It was used as a stocking station.  ships needed proviand and it was grown in this area because of its rich soil and Mediterranean climate.

Check the linked establishments for their page with amenities, facilities, website, contact information, and other details to help you with your accommodation or venue selection options.

See below the table for more about Somerset West, its vicinity and neighboring areas. Below the table is a bit of history, emergency and other numbers, attractions in the area, what to do and see in and around Somerset West, and links to find out more.

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 Venues in Somerset West

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Name of establishment Telephone Number Rating Type of venue Price Break away Kitchen WC Accessible
Somerset West Show Grounds 021 xxx xxxx not yet Stalls for animals
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About Somerset West

Somerset West one of the oldest settlements in the Cape. Somerset West lies at the foot of the Helderberg Mountain in the Hottentots Holland Mountain Range.  Fertile soil and temperate weather conditions makes ideal environment for agriculture in the valley.

 

Somerset West History

Governor at the time, Willem Adriaan van der Stel, son of Simon van der Stel, had his farm Vergelegen (lying far or far away) on banks the Tweede Rivier (second river), now called the Lourens River. The Eerste Rivier (first river) runs through Stellenbosch (see Stellenbosch History).

 

Attractions in and around Somerset West

Afrikaanse Taalmonument (Afrikaans language monument), Paarl

Somerset West Mountain Nature Reserve

Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve

Kamferbome (camphor trees)

Huguenot Monument, Franschhoek

Sir Lowry’s Pass

Scenic Hex River Mountains between Somerset West and Worcester

Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve

Cape Winelands – Wine routes

 

Great Somerset West Links

Cape Town Greater Local Municipality – ……..
stats sa http://www.statssa.gov.za/

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Wiki – Somerset West

Helpful numbers for Somerset West

Emergency Services

Medicross …….

International Enquiries 903
Time 1026
Tourism Info and Safety Line             083 123 2345
Police 10111
Ambulance 10117
SA Weather Service 82 162

American Express             +27 (0)11 359 0111
Diners Club             +27 (0)11 358 8400
Mastercard International (TF)             0800 990418
VISA International (TF)             0800 990475
Thomas Cook – Rennies (TF)             0800 998175
Europ Assistance             +27 (0)11 359 5000
Medical Rescue International             +27 (0)11 242 0242
SA National Parks Board             +27 (0)12 428 9111

 

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