About Somerset Lodge
Somerset Lodge is graded as a 3 star hotel by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. It is a full service hotel and guest house with restaurant and is noted for its' colonial style traditional menu. It is the only 3 star hotel in the area and therefore ideally suited in terms of price for the mid range traveller.
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.
The restaurant offers a full a la carte selection and includes game specialities such as ostrich, springbok, kudu, warthog and crocodile tail. 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.
Somerset Lodge is rated as a 3 star hotel by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa and is on the AA Travel recommended list. It is a full service hotel and guest house with restaurant and is noted for its' colonial style traditional menu. It is the only 3 star hotel in the area and therefore ideally suited in terms of price for the mid range traveller.
Car Hire - Somerset Lodge is a strategic partner with TempestSixt Car Hire, South Africa's leading price sensitive car rental company. The TempestSixt branch is onsite at Somerset Lodge, vehicles can be collected and dropped off at Somerset Lodge. Airport transfers are also available to and from Somerset Lodge.
Somerset Lodge is ideally situated between the sea and the Cape winelands and is the perfect base for your stay in the Western Cape. Beaches, mountains, wine farms, 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.
Attractions & Activities
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.