Forest Rest Guest House in Somerset West, Western Cape

Forest Rest

Self Catering at 6 Torwood Heights, 50 Stella Road, Somerset West, 7130, Cape Helderberg, Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

About Forest Rest

Forest Rest is situated in a small, peaceful security complex in the foothills of the Helderberg Mountain at the edge of a forest. Our two self-catering apartments (4-star) offer the ideal tranquil environment for both holiday and business visitors.

Self Catering Accommodation

Forest Rest has two stylish, fully equipped self-catering apartments. Each apartment can accommodate two people. The surroundings are tranquil and privacy is enjoyed in a large garden around the swimming pool.

Apartment 1:
Open plan lounge / kitchen
Bedroom (queen size)
En-suite bathroom

Apartment 2:
Studio unit - open plan lounge / kitchen / bedroom
En-suite bathroom

Room Facilities
Modern kitchen - fully equipped
Private entrance and secure parking
Your own private patio with portable barbeque
Satellite TV (all channels / DStv)
Wireless internet connection
Radio / CD player
Hairdryer, ironing facilities
Bed linen (cotton percale)
Towels (white) and pool towels
Access to the swimming pool
Underfloor heating
Weekly cleaning service
Laundry service
Please note these are non-smoking apartments

What we offer

Two tastefully furnished self catering apartments
Safe and secure up-market location
Privacy! You come and go as you please
Lots of local knowledge about recommended activities
Maps, books and brochures are available
Tranquil surroundings

Attractions and Activities

Forest Rest is central to all attractions and within easy reach of the following:
The Cape Town International Airport (30 km)
Historic wine estates, like Vergelegen, Lourensford, Morgenhof and the famous Stellenbosch wine routes
The beautiful Mother City of Cape Town with landmark Table Mountain, Robben Island, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront (45km)
A selection of excellent restaurants and shopping malls (4km)
Historic towns like Stellenbosch (15km) and Franschhoek (35km)
The Helderberg Nature Reserve (3km)
The white sandy beaches of Strand and Gordons Bay
Spectacular coastal drives and seasonal whale watching
A variety of world-class golf courses, a gym and other sport facilities (bowls, tennis, squash)
Medical facilities (3km)

We look forward to welcoming you at Forest Rest!

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with Deukom)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Underfloor heating

On Site

  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi

Accreditations (as claimed by Forest Rest)

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -34.06419833333333
Longitude: 18.856324833333332

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 30km

Children policy
We regret no children under the age of 12 years.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Listed on
July 2013 - 1 Review

Travellers' Reviews

Forest rest is a lovely little quaint place and best for those quiet moments. The owner, Louise, is the sweetest most adorable person you'll meet. She's...

jade abbott, Cape Town Travellers' Rating

Very Good

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