Forest Rest Guest House in Somerset West, Western Cape
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  • Property TypeApartments
  • Guests4
  • Rooms/Units2
  • Minimum Stay7 Nights

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  • Listed on since July 2013

Forest Rest is a 4 star graded property offering Somerset West accommodation for tourists and visitors of Cape Town.

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
• Safe
• 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!

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • 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
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Apartment 1

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

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Apartment 2

Studio unit, open plan lounge / kitchen and bedroom (double bed). En-suite bathroom. Sleeps 2.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

2 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

This place is a real gem! The setting is very quiet and private and the accommodation is extremely clean, comfortable and well-appointed. Louise is a wonderful host, who spoils her guests with all sorts of treats!

December 2017

Eloise Braithwaite (Winterton)

Verified reviewvery good

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 so warm and welcoming. Forest rest is safe and secured within a gated community. The apartment is filled with almost literally everything you could possibly need. The Snappi Chef one plate was definitely a hit though the popcorn wouldn't pop :) The way the apartment is furnished and decorated is gorgeous. What you see in the pics is what you get. I thoroughly enjoyed my two nights, especially the pool :)

March 2016

jade abbott (Cape Town)

Need to Know

Child policyWe regret no children under the age of 12 years.

Closest airport(s)Cape Town International - 30km

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

Payment methods accepted by the propertyPaypal, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since July 2013

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