A unique collection of experiences in The Winelands: for sale

A unique collection of experiences in The Winelands

Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa


55 000 000 ZAR

Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Agent Email Address: cliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com
Type: Boutique Hotel
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 10
Showers: 10
Parking: 20
Yield: Not Disclosed
TGCSA Rating: 5 Star

Somerset West

Someset West is a town in the Western Cape, South Africa. Organisationally and administratively it is included in the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality Eastern Suburbs zone (formerly called Helderberg Basin). The vehicle registration code for Somerset West is CFM and the post code is 7130 for street addresses, and 7129 for post office boxes.


A town developed around the Lourens River (originally "Tweederivier", which means "Second River"; "Eersterivier", meaning "First River" passes through Stellenbosch, some 16 km (9.9 mi) to the north) and the farm of Vergelegen (Dutch: "remotely situated"), an 18th-century farmhouse built in the historic Cape Dutch style by Willem Adriaan van der Stel, governor of the Cape and son of Simon van der Stel, who gave his name to the nearby town of Stellenbosch. Willem Adriaan was later sent back to Holland after being charged with corruption and cruelty towards local Dutch farmers. The farm is now owned by a subsidiary of the large mining company Anglo American, who have restored the farmhouse to its original magnificence and continue to produce some of South Africa's best wines there. The farm is open to tourists.

Somerset West was founded in 1822 on part of the historic farm, Vergelegen. The town was named Somerset after a British governor of the Cape Colony during the 1800s, Lord Charles Somerset, with the suffix 'West' being added after 1825 to differentiate it from Somerset East, another South African town in the Eastern Cape. In the 1830s, Sir Lowry's Pass, named after later governor Sir Lowry Cole, was constructed to link the town with outposts further east over the Hottentots-Holland mountains.

In the 1960s, the AECI factory between Somerset West and Strand was the second largest dynamite factory in the world.


Somerset West is located on the N2 about 45 kilometres (30 mi) east of Cape Town and 20 kilometres (10 mi) kilometres south of Stellenbosch. The town borders Strand and Gordon's Bay and is overlooked by the Helderberg Mountain (meaning "clear mountain"), a part of the Hottentots-Holland range of mountains. The Hottentots-Holland mountains surround Somerset West in an amphitheatre shape.


Somerset West includes more than 65 suburbs covering a large area of 61.37 square kilometres within its administrative boundaries, extending from the satellite areas of Firgrove to the west and Sir Lowry's Pass Village to the east.


Somerset West as a large town is not only the main retail centre for the Helderberg region but for further surrounding towns such as GrabouwBotrivier and Stellenbosch too.

Somerset West is largely served by Somerset Mall situated adjacent the N2 freeway and serves the largest shopping centre in the Helderberg region. A number of other local retail shopping centres can be found in Somerset West’s suburbs and surroundings, including: Helderberg Mall, Somerset Value Centre and The Sanctuary which are situated in the vicinity of Somerset Mall as well as Waterstone Village Shopping Centre, Vergelegen Plein and Sitari Village Mall.


Somerset West offers several tourist attractions due to its position on the Hottentots-Holland mountains and between the Cape Winelands and the nearby beaches of Strand and Gordon's Bay.


Somerset West forms part of the Helderberg Wine Region which is a wine-producing sub-region of the greater Stellenbosch Wine Region. Helderberg includes wine estates such as include 96 Winery, Alto, Audacia, Annandale, Cavalli, Ernie Els, Grangehurst, Guardian Peak, Haskell, Hidden Valley, Idiom, Ken Forrester, Klein Welmoed, Le Riche, Longridge, Lourensford, Lyngrove, Miravel, Morgenster, Peter Falke, Post House, Somerbosch, Uva Mira, Vergelegen, Vergenoegd and Waterkloof.

The most popular and nearest wine estates amongst the many surrounding Somerset West are Vergelegen and Lourensford. The Vergelegen Wine Estate lies on the border of Somerset West, spanning into the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve. The buildings on the estate constitute fine examples of Cape Dutch architecture.

The Lourensford Wine Estate which neighbours the Vergelegen Wine Estate features the Lourensford Market and a Sports car museum known as MOTOR Studio.


Every December, the town has a display of Christmas lights erected atop the street lights of the Main Road. The Helderberg Lights Festival (aka the Strawberry Festival), a flea market and parade, normally complements these lights.


The Helderberg Nature Reserve, a 363 hectare natural wildlife preserve opened in 1964, contains a wide variety of smaller fauna (small antelope, tortoises and other reptiles) and indigenous flora such as Protea and fynbos.

Guest Houses & B&Bs

In recent years many guest houses and B&Bs have opened up in Somerset West, since it is conveniently located for Cape Town (45 kilometres (28 mi) away on the N2 motorway), the beaches at the Strand and Gordon's Bay, and the Western Cape's numerous wine farms.


In recent years, Somerset West has become a much sought-after town to live in the Greater Cape Town metropolitan area, experiencing growing demand for secure country living and as a result the town has significantly expanded with new gated communities to the west and east.

The most notable developments are situated west of Somerset West (eg. Sitari Country Estate, Croydon Vineyard and Olive Estates and Kelderhof Country Village) which have largely occupied what was once vast open land, slowly closing the gap isolating Somerset West from the rest of the metro.

Another notable development in Somerset West, is the mixed-use precicnt of Paardevlei situated on the southern periphery of the town and includes a new private hospital owned by Busamed.

The major attraction and reason why property is sought-after in Somerset West is because it is an self-sustained area, offers a semi-rural lifestyle and sweeping views over False Bay, is within commuting distance from Cape Town (approx. 40 min) and Stellenbosch (approx. 20 min) and is in close proximity to the beaches of Strand and Gordon’s Bay and the wine farms of Stellenbosch.

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Key features

Owner's Comments

Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes, this luxury boutique hotel and spa redefines opulence, offering a haven of refined elegance and tranquility. As you embark on a journey through this exquisite property, you will discover a world where every detail is meticulously crafted to provide an unparalleled experience for guests and a lucrative investment opportunity for the discerning buyer.

The accommodations, the heart of any luxury retreat, are a symphony of comfort and style. Each room and suite is a sanctuary of plush furnishings, sumptuous linens, and state-of-the-art amenities. Whether it's a deluxe room garden views or an expansive suite with a private terrace and jacuzzi, every space is designed to cocoon guests in unparalleled luxury. The meticulous attention to detail extends to the spa-inspired bathrooms, ensuring that relaxation is not just a concept but a way of life.

A highlight of the property is the world-class spa, a sanctuary of rejuvenation and serenity. From indulgent massages to revitalizing skincare treatments, the spa offers an array of services designed to pamper the senses. The meticulously curated wellness programs provide guests with an immersive experience, combining traditional and modern techniques to promote relaxation, rejuvenation, and holistic well-being. Beyond the lavish accommodations and spa, the property boasts an array of amenities that cater to every conceivable desire.

The casual and relaxed restaurant concept, of 3 kitchens, being the sushi, pizza and grill is popular with the locals and hotel guests alike. There are 3 separate areas being the main restaurant which seats up to 40 guests, the wine lounge, tented garden dome which seats another 40 guests and a further outside stoep also seating 40 guests. The 120 guest capacity is perfect for everyday dining, bespoke events and special occasions. For those seeking leisure and recreation, the property features a spa garden with 2 sparkling pools, one with bubble jets for hydro massage. The spa area is surrounded by lush gardens.

Whether guests are looking to unwind in the lap of luxury or host a memorable event, this boutique hotel and spa exceed expectations at every turn. As a prospective owner, you are not just acquiring a property, you are investing in a legacy of luxury hospitality. The boutique hotel has already established itself as a preferred destination for the discerning traveler, with a reputation for impeccable service and attention to detail. The loyal clientele and rave reviews speak volumes about the potential for continued success and growth under new ownership. The surrounding locale further enhances the allure of this property. Located in a prestigious and sought-after area, guests have easy access to cultural attractions, shopping malls, and recreational activities. The property's strategic location ensures that guests can immerse themselves in the local charm while enjoying the exclusivity and privacy that the boutique hotel provides. In addition to the thriving business, the property offers multiple revenue streams, including a 450m2 luxury day spa frequented by local clients as well as visitors to the area, An established local restaurant, open all day every day, is supported by regulars and loved by hotel guests who choose to dine in most evenings,

The well-established marketing strategies and collaborations contribute to a robust and sustainable income model. The boutique hotel and spa presents not just a property but a turnkey investment opportunity poised for continued success in the luxury hospitality sector. An established brand, with strong on line reputation and presence as well as key marketing support in place from an external agency. Strong operational management structure makes it a seamless transition from one set of owners to the next. The Hotel currently trades with 10 letting suites. In addition there is a 2 bedroom private owners home, with its own garden and golf putting green. There are 2 large en-suite bedrooms and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining and lounge, combined with a large entertainment stoep. In the top car park, there is also a guestroom suitable as additional accommodation or a live in manager.


A Visit to our hotel aims to tantalise all your senses

  • SIGHT – Surrounded by beautiful trees and nature
  • SOUND – The Bird song is prolific and the staff joyous
  • TASTE – Tantalizing food using only the most season ingredients
  • TOUCH – Let our therapists work their magic
  • SMELL – Aromatic healing oils, delicious food, fresh lavender, hand picked wines and more

The Rooms

Luxury Garden Suites

Each Garden Suite overlooks our lovely garden and towards the forest trees, 35 sq metres inside with unique tranquil décor to make you feel like you are sleeping in the forest, luxurious dreamy King size beds, 400 TC cotton linen, en-suite bath and shower rooms, staff on call to service your every need, private patio with sun loungers and dining table, log burning fires and air conditioning to ensure you are comfortable at all times.

Luxury Forest Suite

This extra luxurious Suite has its own Private Courtyard with sun beds, dining area, outdoor shower, wood fired hot tub for extra relaxing space and comfort, Log Burning fire for winter and Air conditioning for Summer, unique modern décor totally relaxing.

Cottage Private Garden Suites

Located in a private garden cottage suites 9 and 10 are joined and each suite offers a King Size Bedroom with large en-suite bathroom and separate lounge area. The cottage suites share a private garden with a state of the art wood fired hot tub, 4 sun loungers dining table and chairs for 4 people. Perfect for 2 couples sharing or longer stays. The Garden has direct access to the two out door pools in the spa garden. High Speed Fibre Wifi, Private parking at the adjacent car park Nespresso coffee and tea making facilities. Rates are on a bed and breakfast basis.

The Spa

Experience relaxation and pampering

Like everything at our hotel you can expect a luxurious spa experience with beautiful tranquil surroundings inspired by the trees around the property, highly qualified therapists and an extensive menu suitable for a full day spa relaxation or for local residents excellent every day, spa, beauty, grooming and aesthetic services. There are four treatment rooms, 2 couples rooms and 2 single rooms. A thermal Suite with cool powerful hydro pool, traditional sauna, Ancient mud rasul, Steam room, showers, outdoor pool and sun deck area.

Events Venue

Book your Corporate Retreat

Your business is unique, so why should you accept a one size fits all package? The answer is, it shouldn’t, and it doesn’t have to at our Spa. Instead we tailor our corporate packages to meet the specific requirements of your business and it’s event. Our corporate packages could be the perfect icebreaker to seal the deal, or could provide your team with a much-needed and revitalising day spent being pampered. Whatever you need, we can make it happen. Contact us to learn more about our various corporate package, and to have it tailored to your specific needs.

Bridal Packages

Planning a wedding can be stressful! Let us help take the load odd with our many different bridal packages. We know what the modern bride wants, and we go out of our way to deliver it time and again. Each package can be tailored to suit the bridal party’s specific needs, and you will never be pushed into a predefined box. Instead, we’ll custom make a package that suits your needs. Let us breathe life into your vision for the perfect wedding, and tailor a bridal package to make your day even more memorable. To learn more about our spa, and our many bridal packages, simply contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you.

Welcome to our 3 Kitch3ns



We have 3 kitchens

Sushi Pizza Grill

Each day there will always be at least 2 kitchens operating. 

Many days all 3 will be open.

Food comes hot and fresh as it is ready to your table.

If you want to eat together you need to order from the same kitchen for each course you want to enjoy as the orders go to 3 separate kitchens and get made fresh to order we do not coordinate between the kitchens.


At 3 Kitch3ns we have 3 separate spaces perfect for you to book for larger groups for private events.

3 Kitch3ns seats up to 40 people in one group booking suitable for sit down dining. See our menus below, choose from 2 or 3 course menus or Family Style service on the tables to share.

Outside we have

THE STOEP – an area that can seat up to  32 people dining at tables or up to 40 people in a more informal style get together.

THE TENTED DOME has a shaded cover and views over the garden with a private bar. can seat up to 30 people for a SEATED DINNER EVENT OR 36 people for an informal event or cocktail style party.

Check out our function menus. We can provide a delicious 2 or 3 course menu, canape style cocktail party, Pizza Party, Relax with Grazing Boards and drinks, whatever suits your Style.

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Cliff Jacobs (Nat Dpl Hotel Man (UJ). MPRE. GA Level 5 TEFL)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951

Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283


Skype: cliff.jacobs

Web: https://www.exquisitehotelconsultants.com

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10629 Berlin


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