In the 'hood, Somerset East as a destination

Apart from its beautifully preserved buildings that are worth a visit in their own right, Somerset East is perhaps best known because it is on the Blue Crane Route in the Eastern Cape. This picturesque and quaint town is at the foot of the Boschberg Mountains that provide both a forested and mountainous backdrop to what is a rather dramatic setting - there are no less than 16 waterfalls within ... cont.

College Road, Corner New Street, Somerset East, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Directions to Angler & Antelope

From Cape Town:
Take the N1 to Johannesburg. At Beaufort-West, take the R61 to Aberdeen & Graaff-Reinet. From Graaff-Reinet, proceed on the R75 for 16km southwards towards Port Elizabeth, and then take the R63 via Pearston to Somerset East.

From Johannesburg:
Take the N1 South to Bloemfontein. Continue with the N1 to Colesberg, and then take the N9 via Noupoort and Middelburg. At Middelburg, take the N10 split to Craddock. Proceed south on the N10 to Cookhouse. At Cookhouse, take the R63 to Somerset East.

From Port Elizabeth:
Follow the N2 from Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown, where it splits with the N10 Northwards at Ncanaha, proceed via Paterson to Cookhouse / Craddock. At Cookhouse, take the R63 to Somerset East.

Amenities in the area

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  • Train Station (26 km)
  • Airport (180 km)


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  • Horse riding
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Quad biking

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