What travellers are saying
- Perhaps we expected too much after all those rave reviews and being the only wine estate we visited, but we were underwhelmed. Anyway: in absolute: we loved it! The gardens, the restaurant and the wine tasting, although the ones we tried weren't exactly my - well - my cup of tea.Written 13 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Fantastic experience at the Lourensford vineyard…far & away the best wine tasting experience in South Africa…Kyle’s enthusiasm & expertise made it a fantastic experience…would thoroughly recommend & the wines are superbWritten 22 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Nice experience. Here they protect some animals at risk, and of course the star is cheetah! For a small price you can also caress, if brave enough!Written 26 March 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Beautiful winefarm, good restaurant, nice service , easy parking
I specially recommend the risotto: it was made of italian sausage andcred wine.Written 16 October 2023
- What an amazing evening. Music fantastic, food amazing and the atmosphere was such a party. Amazing food evening market to visit. They operate Fri evenings, Saturday and Sunday middays as well.Written 31 March 2023
- This little gem was only 4km from the suburb in which we were staying. Very affordable with ample parking and friendly helpful staff.
Most of the walks entail a fair uphill climb but wow was it worth it.
We noticed that there is involvement of local community members which is awesome. Our only issue was the map which we purchased at the office for R5. It could have been better as we were a bit confused on the various routes especially at the start of the trails. We did pass other first-time hikers to the reserve who expressed the same sentiment.Written 10 July 2023
- Most of the monkeys at Monkey Town come from people who once owned them as pets, and the owners no longer wanted them, thus they are in Monkey town as they are unable to look after themselves in the wild. They encourage people to stand up and say not to monkeys as pets, and seem to really care about them.
Most monkeys roam around freely, while we walk through an enclosed walk way. There are some in smaller enclosures due to those monkeys either not getting along with others or they used to being an only “pet”, or various other reasons. While I do not like seeing animals in enclosures I understand Monkey Town tries to rehabilitate and look after those that cannot return to the wild.
We paid R100 to enter, and would definitely recommend people visit as the facilities seem to need some TLC and by visiting it could help them raise funds to improve the facilities. They accept donations as well. There is also interaction with squirrel monkeys at an additional cost of R80. I however did not do this.
There is also a water park next to it which people can enjoy at an additional cost.Written 28 January 2020
- A beautiful and unique place. We did a wine tasting.
Nice place, with a beautiful view and delicious wines. I recommend.Written 21 September 2022
- Great wines as always, but a tasting is always about the guy pouring the wine. Our guy had memorized the tasting notes, but that is where it ended, no knowledge, no enthusiasm for the wines, just here you go, next wine. We will be back because we love the wines, but they need better people.Written 7 January 2023
- Stunning estate with outstanding restaurant setting to enjoy their delicious food and Estate wine and fizz.Written 31 August 2020
- A complete must! This was the best surprise as we had been recommended to book a pic-nic but did not know what it entailed or what to expect. I do not want to spoil the surprise so my advice is...just book! But do it early! You will not be disappointed> A huge thank you to Moses for making the whole experience even better!Written 30 March 2022
- What a great little theatre this is. Sue has moved to a slightly larger premises. Have seen Magicians ( who were more than that) and Beegee tribute act who were great., and all for about £6 or £7. You take your own wine and Sue supplies the glasses. What could be better. We left Strand before we could go to the Neil Diamond soudalike but probably had to be cancelled due to the Virus which is a great shame as Sue has a great thing going and we hope it is still running on our return in Jan 2021. John and Jacquie.Written 28 March 2020
- Stunning views of the mountains and ocean. Award winning wines served on European airlines business class made by a Swiss-Afrikaner couple. Absolutely get yourself some of their wines.Written 3 May 2023
- Tucked away in a beautiful setting in Somerset West, 20 minutes from Cape Town Airport is this weekly shoppers paradise. Meet the farmers, local artisans,crafters with great food, craft beer and boutique winesWritten 13 April 2017
- Cosy and warm with a fire, a couch, art gallery, good coffee, fresh scones, great service. It does not get any better than this.Written 30 July 2022
Frequently Asked Questions about Somerset West
- The best day trips from Somerset West according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Private Full-Day Stellenbosch Wine Tour
- Cheetah Outreach Tour Somerset West, Gordon's Bay and Strand Beaches
- Cheetah Outreach and Award-Winning Winelands Full Day Tour
- Private Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Wine Tour
- Combo Cape Agulhas Tour and Whales Watching Boat in Hermanus
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