|Somerset Lodge is a spacious family owned hotel and guesthouse with a warm friendly atmosphere and comfortable en suite bedrooms. It is the oldest recognised resting spot for travellers in the area, the original Cape Dutch farmhouse dates back to 1850. What was the original horse and carriage changing station in Somerset West in 1895, Somerset Lodge is now a popular destination for both business and holiday travellers. |
Each of the 14 rooms is individually decorated and has its' own charm and character. All have direct dial telephones, satellite television and en suite bathrooms. Choose from our choice of single, twin, double or family rooms. Also available are the popular honeymoon suite and the private twin apartment chalet leading onto the rose garden.
Somerset Lodge is rated as a 3 star country hotel by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa and is on the AA Travel reccommended list. It is a full service hotel and guest house with restaurant and is noted for its' colonial style traditional menu. Guests can enjoy one of our daily lunch specials in either the dining area or under a canopy of vines in the court yard.
Relax in our local, the "Arksey Village Pub" where you can sip a long refreshing drink or splash out and sample some of the fine Scotch, Irish and single malt whiskies from Simon's famous collection.
In summer guests can enjoy the luxury of our sparkling 88,000 litre family swimming pool.
Attractions / Things to do
|Somerset Lodge is ideally situated between the sea and the winelands and is the perfect base for your stay in the Western Cape. Beaches, mountains, winefarms, shopping, golf are all within a few minutes drive. |
The first time visitor to our area could be forgiven for believing they had arrived in paradise. Rarely does a destination offer everything a visitor could wish for, sea, mountains, climate and lifestyle. Somerset West has it all.
Fishing, diving, snorkelling, boat cruises, swimming, beaches, surfing and whale watching are all available. The magnificent blending of the two oceans, Indian and Atlantic can be viewed from Cape Point. From Steenbras dam you can view all of False Bay, from Strand to Muizenberg and across to Table Mountain.
The Helderberg Mountain towers over Somerset West. From the nature reserve there are numerous walking and hiking trails geared for children and adults alike. For the more adventurous there is the notorious Suicide Gorge over Sir Lowry's Pass through Grabouw and Elgin into the Overberg.
Just twenty minutes from Cape Town Airport visitors can still sense a feeling of village life mixed with metropolis. For golfing enthusiasts we have a number of golf courses in the area including Somerset West, Strand, Arabella, Paarl, Westlake, Devonvale, Rondebosch, Mowbray, Spier, Hermanus and Erinvale, host to the 1996 world championships.
Good schools and educational facilities surround the area. Nurseries, crèches, pre-primary and high schools cater for all the family needs.
The famous Stellenbosch wine route is just down the road. Ostrich and game farms are close by. Simplicity and elegance comfortably blend . From biltong and braais (dried meat and barbeques) to the comforts of Michelin rated restaurants in a relais et chateau setting, you can truly experience wonders here.
|Services / Facilities|
| airport transfers|
- bar/cocktail lounge
- boat / marine slipway (within 5km)
- boat trips (less than 5km)
- bowls (less than 5km)
- canoeing (less than 5km)
- car hire (less than 20km)
- exercise facilities (less than 5km)
- golf (less than 5km)
- horse riding (less than 5km)
- laundry facilities onsite
- lock-up safe
- medical facilities (less than 5km)
- movies / cinema (less than 5km)
- outdoor pool
- parking all onsite
- phone in room
- private airfield (less than 15km)
- radio in room
- reptile park (less than 20km)
- restaurant (less than 5km)
- restaurant onsite
- satellite TV in room
- scuba diving (less than 10km)
- squash court (less than 5km)
- tea / coffee making facilities
- tennis court (less than 5km)
- water skiing (less than 10km)
- whale watching (less than 10km)
- wheelchair friendly
|Standard singles at R485|
Standard doubles at R590 ( R295 pps)
Family room, sleeps 4 at R650
Corporate rates from R350
|Directions: From the airport, take the N2 direction Somerset West, turn off at exit 43, veer left towards Somerset West for 1km, at Main Road turn right, travel 1.8kms, we are clearly marked on the left hand side. |
From the country, take the N2 direction Cape Town, travel over Sir Lowry's Pass, take the first Somerset West turn to the right not to the left, travel up Victoria Street to the T-Junction, at Main Road turn left, drive 1.1 kms, we are on the right hand side.