Somerset Lodge is a spacious family owned hotel and guesthouse with a warm friendly atmosphere and comfortable en suite bedrooms. It is the oldest recognised resting spot for travellers in the area, the original Cape Dutch farmhouse dates back to 1850.

Somerset Lodge is rated as a 3 star hotel by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa and is on the AA Travel reccommended list. It is a full service hotel and guest house with restaurant and is noted for its` colonial style traditional menu. Guests can enjoy one of our daily lunch specials in either the dining area or under a canopy of vines in the court yard.

Relax in our local, the "Arksey Village Pub" where you can sip a long refreshing drink or splash out and sample some of the fine Scotch, Irish and single malt whiskies from Simon`s famous collection.

Car Hire - Somerset Lodge is a strategic partner with TempestSixt Car Hire, South Africa`s leading price sensitive car rental company. The TempestSixt branch is onsite at Somerset Lodge, vehicles can be collected and dropped off at Somerset Lodge. Airport transfers are also available to and from Somerset Lodge.

Facilities & Services:

  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Other
  • Wine Tasting
  • Other
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Dining room
  • Other
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Restaurant
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Other
  • Garden
  • Parking (off-street - covered)
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Other Language
  • Mini Golf
  • Communal Television
  • Swimming Pool
  • Communal Satellite TV
  • Other


Each of the 14 rooms is individually decorated and has its' own charm and character.

All have direct dial telephones, satellite television and en suite bathrooms. Choose from our choice of single, twin, double or family rooms.

Also available are the popular honeymoon suite and the private twin apartment chalet leading onto the rose garden.

Somerset Lodge Activities:

Somerset Lodge is ideally situated between the sea and the winelands and is the perfect base for your stay in the Western Cape.

Beaches, mountains, winefarms, shopping, golf are all within a few minutes drive.

Fishing, diving, snorkelling, boat cruises, swimming, beaches, surfing and whale watching are all available.

For golfing enthusiasts we have a number of golf courses in the area including Somerset West, Strand, Arabella, Paarl, Westlake, Devonvale, Rondebosch, Mowbray, Spier, Hermanus and Erinvale, host to the 1996 world championships.

The famous Stellenbosch wine route is just down the road. Ostrich and game farms are close by.

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