Resting in the foothills of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, the picturesque town of Somerset West was originally a cattle post. Somerset West has grown into an affluent town offering visitors a Mediterranean-like climate, a rich heritage and a collection of wonderful cafes and top-notch restaurants. Somerset West serves as an excellent base from which to explore the incredibly scenic surrounds. The town has something for everyone including gourmands, nature lovers and history enthusiasts. Explore the scenic beauty, sample locally- produced wines, view an array of Cape Dutch historic buildings, and shop at a collection of charming boutiques.