The Somerset’s ideal location will open up a world of opportunity, whether you’re a foodie, history buff, nature lover or avid golfer. Every day brings a new adventure, from sailing around the bay or going for a dip in the ocean to hiking in the nearby mountains or tasting your way through countless wines. You have world-class shopping malls on your doorstep, as well as the vibrant village atmosphere of Somerset West town centre.

The Somerset Lifestyle & Retirement Village

Day-to-day life


Situated between mountains and sea, on the edge of apple and wine country, it’s easy to see why life at The Somerset will feel like one long holiday. We offer a number of opportunities to socialise within the village: be it in the gym, in the clubhouse lounge or simply while walking the lanes and pathways of the estate.

Golf courses near The Somerset


If golf is your passion, you’ll be pleased to know that ten of SA’s top golf courses are in the area or easily accessible, including:  Arabella Western Cape, Hermanus, Strand, Somerset West, Erinvale, De Zalze at Spier, Stellenbosch, Devonvale, Pearl Valley and Boschenmeer.

The Somerset Lifestyle & Retirement Village
The Somerset Lifestyle & Retirement Village

Cape’s finest wine estates


The Cape Winelands are globally recognised for its exceptional wines, many of which you can sample right on your doorstep. These wine estates await your exploration:

  • Vergelegen Wine Estate
  • Lourensford Wine Estate
  • Avontuur Estate Restaurant
  • Zandberg Wine Estate
  • Morgenster Estate
  • Waterkloof Wine Estate

Heaven for nature lovers


The Somerset is situated a short 6.9km from the Helderberg Nature Reserve, which offers some of nature’s greatest gifts and pleasures on your doorstep.

The Somerset Lifestyle & Retirement Village
The Somerset Lifestyle & Retirement Village

Get active


The nearby sea town of Gordon’s Bay is the destination for water sports, particularly sailing, with the Gordon’s Bay Yacht Club and mooring facilities a centre of nautical action. If you love mountain biking, some of the most scenic trails can be found in the Helderberg area ± such as the nearby Schapenberg MTB trail.

Culture & community


If you want to indulge your cultural side, visit the Playhouse Theatre – one of the oldest theatres in the country which was established by the Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society in 1947. Somerset West also boasts a number of recreational clubs such as bowls clubs, tennis clubs, a croquet club and not to mention the multitude of book clubs, bridge clubs, wine clubs and the like.


Alternatively, there are regular arts festivals held in surrounding towns like Stellenbosch, plus Cape Town’s many theatres which you can visit in under an hour’s drive.

The Somerset Lifestyle & Retirement Village
The Somerset Lifestyle & Retirement Village

Life’s necessities


The Somerset is conveniently located close to all local amenities, excellent hospitals, golf courses, sports facilities and every manner of outdoor activity. Want to shop `till you drop? Then The Somerset Mall will give you everything you need from retail shops to restaurants, movie theatres and 10-pin bowling.