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Explorer Guesthouse is the ideal base from which to explore the Helderberg, Cape Town and Cape Winelands region.  The area offers stunning landscapes, wild animals, fine dining, almost all options for sports, and beautiful beaches, to name just a few.

Accommodation comprises 5 boutique rooms, each containing an en-suite bathroom, coffee-and tea-making facilities, a kitchenette with heat-and-eat appliances such as a bar fridge and a microwave; a hairdryer, and access to a patio.

The guest house boasts Wi-Fi access, a swimming pool in the garden with sun loungers, an outdoor kitchen and a braai area, an indoor lounge with fireplace, and secure parking.

Explorer Guesthouse is ideally situated within close proximity to shops and restaurants, golf courses and wine estates.  Cape Town International Airport is situated 33 km from the property.


* Vergelegen Estate;
* Helderberg Nature Reserve;
* Cheetah Outreach - Somerset West;
* Lourensford Wine Estate;
* Waterkloof Wines;
* Somerset Mall;
* Restaurants.

Rooms and Units Available:

Deluxe King Room
This room is fitted with a king-size bed that can be converted into twin beds. The en-suite bathroom has a shower. There are coffee- and tea-making facilities. The room opens onto a private patio, overlooking the pool area.
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

Explorer Selfcatering Suite
Explorer Apartment is located on Explorer Guesthouse Property on 1st Floor. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a washingmachine, a huge livingroom with dining area with fireplace and access to the great balcony with beautiful views to the indian ocean.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Junior King Room
This room is fitted with a king-size bed that can be converted into twin beds. The en-suite bathroom has a shower and twin washbasins. There are coffee- and tea-making facilities. The room opens onto a private patio, with access to parking lots and pool.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Laundry Service
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Tourism Information Desk
Communal Television
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool
Wine Estates
Rock Climbing
Mountain Biking
Horse Trail
Ethnic Villages
Arts and Craft
Eco Tours
City Life

Cancellation Policy:

If cancelling 1 day before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.

Terms and Conditions

*  The cardholder & ID/Passport must be present at check-in.
*  The credit card used for the online payment must be present at check-in.
*  No children under 18 years.


From Cape Town International Airport: - Continue straight onto Airport Approach Road and proceed 1.3 km; - Use the left lane to merge onto Settlers Way/N2 via the ramp to Somerset and proceed 600 m; - Merge onto Settlers Way/N2 and proceed 5.4 km; - Keep right to continue on the N2 and proceed 20.1 km; - Take exit Exit 43 for R44/Broadway Boulevard toward Stellenbosch/Somerset proceed 450 m; - Turn left onto Broadway Boulevard/R44 and proceed 850 m; - Use the 2nd from the right lane to turn right onto Main Road/M9 and proceed 290 m; - Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Helderberg College Road and proceed 1.9 km; - Turn right onto Irene Avenue/M156 and proceed 400 m; - Destination will be on the left at 132 Irene Avenue, Somerset West, Cape Town, 7130. GPS coordinates: Navigation coordinates: 34°03'38.7"S 18°50'37.1"E Google driving coordinates: -34.060750, 18.843647

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  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast and Boutique Hotel
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM