Somerset West is the home to the 1st Governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel and today his historic farm, Vergelegen Wine Estate is a true treasure of National, Cultural and Economic importance. Somerset West, as a residential area, has always been known as ‘the best kept secret of the Cape’, however it’s beauty, it’s unique location and it’s close proximity to the sea and all major ‘Cape Highlights’ have been discovered by a selective few and Somerset West has become the hub of the International Golf and Leisure Fraternity of the Cape.
Somerset West has a fantastic infrastructure with shopping malls and restaurant, it is close enough to places of interest, the centre of Cape Town , the Winelands and yet it offers an ambience of peace and tranquility without the hustle and bustle of a big city.
Discover the beautiful Helderberg Nature Reserve with spectacular Cape Fauna and Flora including the magnificent Proteas, the endangered Bontebok as well as giant tortoises. Go Bird Watching and experience the abundant bird life in our area.
Explore the numerous wine estates less than 5 min. away from AFRICAN DREAMS Guest House and enjoy the many Golf Courses on our doorstep. Sample the variety of fine cuisine at the vast selection of excellent restaurants in our area. Have fun in the many fine shopping malls, boutiques as well as interesting craft markets.
Visit the Waterfront and Yacht Club in Gordon's Bay and enjoy the buzzing Mediterranean flair. Charter a boat, go Whale watching or Tuna Fishing! Experience the thrill of Water-Cable Skiing or Quad Bike riding near-by or have an extra ordinary inter-active experience with Prime mates at Monkey World!
Enjoy the kilometer-long white, sandy beaches, watch the sun set over Table Mountain or simply relax in our tropical private garden which is home to many indigenous birds and observe the birds of prey which regularly nest in the surrounding trees.
Visit Hermanus, where the Southern Right Whales come to calf every year from July through to November. Boat-based tours are undertaken, however the whales can also be seen easily from the shore. The coastal drive from Somerset West to Hermanus is most spectacular and whales are visible in False Bay and all along the coast - a truly magnificent experience!