Somerset West at a glance
Somerset West forms the largest part of the Helderberg basin, consisting of the Strand, Gordons Bay & Somerset West.
Somerset West property offers you the convenience of city amenities 5 minutes from a world-class beach area in the Strand - all without losing its small town feeling and character. Located on the eastern edge of False Bay, it is within 20 minutes of Cape Town International airport, 45 minutes from Cape Town's CBD & 15 minutes from Stellenbosch University.
Within a radius of 10 kilometers, you will find a Regional Shopping Centre with 191 stores, a variety of sports facilities including 6 golf courses, choice of secondary and primary schools, top medical facilities (Vergelen Medi-Clinic), and also with all national financial & commercial institutions represented.
Somerset West's main attraction is the high quality of life it offers. Two of the twenty most expensive suburbs in South Africa, Erinvale and Spanish Farm, offering the most discerning buyers some superb property choices. It is rumored that Somerset West hosts amongst the highest concentration of millionaires per square kilometer in the country.
Types of Real Estate available
Somerset West property varies between entry level apartments of +- R400 000 to Erinvale Golf Estate houses up to R22 million. The biggest property growth points during the last 6 years have been the big choice of new security estate developments in the Somerset Ridge, Schonenberg, Heritage Park, Croydon and the Land & Seezicht areas.
New developments in the easterly direction towards Sir Lowreys Village, as well as in a westerly direction along the urban development zone along the N2 towards Cape Town, bode well in the long term for any property investment in the Somerset West. Construction of the Cape Town Film Studios has already started - just outside of Somerset West.
Future growth points in the Helderberg property market are the so-called AECI development node across from the Somerset Mall. This is a large development opportunity - as big as the Cape Town City Bowl. Plans include a waterfront, an eco-friendly dune development and a links golf course.
General interest information
Somerset West is within 45 minutes of all the popular events and festivals hosted, and also close to places of interest in the Cape Town Metropolitan, Stellenbosch & Paarl areas - including art, music, theatre, dining, museums, nature, sports- and recreational facilities.
The surrounding Helderberg and Hottentots-Holland nature reserves offer expansive areas of beautiful countryside in which families can hike, bike and picnic. The very moderate weather patterns are also a big drawcard - attracting literally thousands of "swallows" to our shores - i.e. foreign buyers investing in the Somerset West property market and living a few months per year in the area.
Somerset West Property is surrounded by the winelands, mountains & the sea - offering a lifestyle not easily surpassed in South Africa.