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Visiting the Helderberg & Overberg Areas

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Whether you want adventure or you want to quietly sit and sip world class wines, the Helderberg and Overberg areas of the Western Cape will satisfy your need/want. It has beautiful mountain ranges and stretches of beach to satisfy any nature lover. The breathtaking scenery is just that, spectacular and the hikes into the mountains are amazing.

Good for
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Like a Local

7 Places

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7 Places

Helderberg Nature Reserve

Hiking Trails, Nature & Wildlife Areas

Lourensford Wine Estate

Wineries & Vineyards

Sir Lowry's Pass

Scenic Drives, Mountains

Woolworths Cafe

Restaurants

The Farmhouse

Restaurants

Antonios Pizza Place

Restaurants

Wok This Way Chinese Restaurant

Restaurants

63Wendy's City Tips

  • There are many good restaurants to choose from, ask at your accommodation for suggestions.
  • If you are hiring a vehicle from the airport to Somerset West (biggist town in the Helderberg area), you will drive on the N2. Be alert and do not stop along the road, there are sometimes protests and criminal elements, so should you need to stop, stay in your locked vehicle and call 10111 for assistance.
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    Helderberg Nature Reserve
    Hiking Trails, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    63Wendy Says:

    Helderberg Nature Reserve is a great place if you love nature, enjoy hikes or just want to stroll a little and view the panoramic view from the Reserve. Make the trip, enjoy nature and relax.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Comfortable or hiking shoes. Make sure you takenSunblock, a hat and loads of water. And don't forget your camera.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 49 things to do in Somerset West
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Unspoilt nature and large open area for picnics 09/07/2018
    • Great picnic spot 09/07/2018
    • Helderberg Nature Reserve
    Address:
    Verster Avenue
    Somerset West 7130
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 444 9744
    Other:
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    Lourensford Wine Estate
    Wineries & Vineyards
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    63Wendy Says:

    Wine tasting at its best, or pair the wine with chocolates or turkish delight. Or just go and relax with friends and chat about life. There is also a restaurant as well as a Coffee Roastery on the farm. If you are there on a Sunday, make sure you visit the Harvest Market.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 49 things to do in Somerset West
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Tranquility in Somerset West 09/07/2018
    • Wonderful!!! 18/06/2018
    • Lourensford Wine Estate
    Address:
    Lourensford Road
    What3words: ///files.coder.downturn
    Somerset West 7129
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 847 2200
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Sir Lowry's Pass
    Scenic Drives, Mountains
    63Wendy Says:

    Make sure you drive up Sir Lowry's Pass to ensure the view from the viewpoint at the top. Some days (mostly weekends) you will find para-gliders at the top, fun to watch them take off. There are also African souvenirs that some of the locals sell to earn a living. Be aware of the baboons at the viewpoint. Please keep your doors and windows locked as they are not afraid of humans and will come into the vehicle if they see food. Please do not feed them.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Safety first, be vigilant at all times, but do enjoy our beautiful country.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #159 of 425 things to do in Cape Town
    • FIFTY ONE MINUTE DELAY 21/05/2018
    • Great views 10/03/2018
    • Sir Lowry's Pass
    Address:
    N 2 Vicino a Cape Town
    7130
    South Africa
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    Woolworths Cafe
    Restaurants (Cafe)
    63Wendy Says:

    If you are looking for a quick bite to eat that is good quality and reasonably priced, pop into the local Woolworths Foods Store at Waterstone (locals call it Woolies). Good quality food, breakfast and lunch when you are looking for something light to eat.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #64 of 102 restaurants in Somerset West
    • Excellent coffee 25/05/2018
    • We shopped here most days 17/05/2018
    • Woolworths Cafe
    Address:
    Somerset Mall
    Somerset West
    South Africa
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 19:00
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    The Farmhouse
    Restaurants
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    63Wendy Says:

    If you are looking for hearty homecooked meals, head over to the Farm House Coffee Shop. Friendly staff and satisfying food from home.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 102 restaurants in Somerset West
    • Great breakfast! 12/03/2018
    • Homely Wholesomness 20/10/2017
    • The Farmhouse
    Address:
    Corner of Caledon & Myburgh Road
    Corner of Caledon
    Somerset West 7130
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 851 9617
    Price range:
    US$1 - US$10
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    07:00 - 22:00
    Sat
    07:00 - 15:00
    Other:
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    Antonios Pizza Place
    Restaurants (Pizza)
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    63Wendy Says:

    Want to try somewhere where the locals hang out and have a beautiful view, pop over to Antonios for Pizza. Make sure you have a beer with it. Great pizza at reasonable price. Staff friendly. Casual dining.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Casual. Sunglasses during the day and sunblock in summer.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 27 restaurants in Gordon's Bay
    • Casual, cozy dining 19/06/2018
    • Pizza with a view 07/06/2018
    • Antonios Pizza Place
    Address:
    Breakwater Lane
    Harbour Island
    Gordon's Bay 7140
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 856 3361
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$25
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:30 - 22:30
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    Wok This Way Chinese Restaurant
    Restaurants (Chinese, Asian)
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    63Wendy Says:

    Looking for some good quality Chinese food? Look no further, this restaurant is more smart than casual and the prices reflect this, however it is worth the money. If you enjoy Chinese food and have the time, make sure you make a booking beforehand.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Smart Casual.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #23 of 102 restaurants in Somerset West
    • Chalk and cheese 19/07/2018
    • Great cuisine 03/07/2018
    • Wok This Way Chinese Restaurant
    Address:
    Van der Byl Street
    Somerset West 7130
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 852 6636
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:30 - 15:00
    17:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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