Helderberg Manor Retirement Village Area and Lifestyle

Somerset West, along with the neighbouring suburbs of Gordons Bay and Strand, is situated in the Helderberg Basin. This is a tranquil setting, framed by the lofty Hottetots-Holland and Helderberg mountain ranges and the deep blue sea of False Bay with its pristine white beaches in the forefront. Somerset West offers residents a peaceful community feeling in a pristine natural setting with all the advantages of city living. There are a number of nature reserves close by, including the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve with its 1880 fynbos species making it home to the most complex biodiversity on the planet. Leading out of Gordons Bay is one of the world’s most idyllic coastal roads, hugging False Bay all the way to the iconic Hangklip beyond Pringle Bay.

Visually stunning town of Somerset West is conveniently situated on the N2, 40 minutes from Cape Town and 20 minutes from Cape Town International airport. In the opposite direction, the N2 will lead you up over the scenic Sir Lowry’s Pass toward Elgin and Grabouw and put you on the road to Hermanus. 

Home to ten of South Africa’s top golf courses, the Somerset West area is a golfer’s paradise. Prestigious golf estates such as Arabella Western Cape, Erinvale, De Zalze Stellenbosch, Morgenster, Pearl Valley and Boschenmeer all less than 40 minutes away. For the wine connoisseur, the Helderberg region boasts a plethora of prestigious wine estates such as Vergelegen, Waterkloof and Lourensford, while the historic Stellenbosch Wine Route is only a short 15 minutes away.

One can never tire of the richness and beauty of the False Bay coast and its picturesque countryside enveloping Helderberg Manor. The only question is where to start.