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FOREST REST

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
2 guests
1 night minimum 
Condo/Apartment
Forest Rest offers TWO SELF CATERING APARTMENTS in a small, peaceful complex at the foothills of the Helderberg Mountain in Somerset West - the ideal tranquil environment for both holiday and business visitors. APARTMENT 1 Accommodates 2 people. It has all the luxuries such as a separate bedroom with queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom, a lounge/dining/kitchen with full range TV, Wi-Fi, Nespresso machine and fully equipped kitchen. Breakfast can be ordered as an optional extra. Parking for your car is next to your Apartment. You have your own private patio. EUR110 per night for 2 people. APARTMENT 2 - accommodates 2 people. It has all the luxuries such as a studio room with a queen bed and en-suite bathroom, a fully equipped kitchenette with table and chairs, Nespresso machine, f...Forest Rest offers TWO SELF CATERING APARTMENTS in a small, peaceful complex at the foothills of the Helderberg Mountain in Somerset West - the ideal tranquil environment for both holiday and business visitors. APARTMENT 1 Accommodates 2 people. It has all the luxuries such as a separate bedroom with queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom, a lounge/dining/kitchen with full range TV, Wi-Fi, Nespresso machine and fully equipped kitchen. Breakfast can be ordered as an optional extra. Parking for your car is next to your Apartment. You have your own private patio. EUR110 per night for 2 people. APARTMENT 2 - accommodates 2 people. It has all the luxuries such as a studio room with a queen bed and en-suite bathroom, a fully equipped kitchenette with table and chairs, Nespresso machine, full range TV and Wi-Fi. Breakfast can be ordered as an optional extra. Parking for your car is next to your Apartment. You have your own private patio. EUR100 per night for 2 people. Our four star grading is well deserved. With only two apartments, privacy and exclusivity are guaranteed during your stay. It features a spacious garden, swimming pool and private patio's. We ensure that you will leave well-rested and revitalized. Our location is very central - only a few kilometre from all the main attractions and activities, such as historic wine estates, white sandy beaches, world-class golf courses, Table Mountain, and much more!! Apartment 1 - EUR110 per night (sleeps 2 - queen bed) Apartment 2 - EUR100per night (sleeps 2 - queen bed)
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
We have 2 separate Apartments. -APARTMENT 1 (50 square m) - separate bedroom, sleeps 2, queen bed, EUR95 per day -APARTMENT 2 (32 square m)- Studio room, sleeps 2, double bed, EUR90 per day
Bedrooms
2 Kings
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Louise R
Hosting since December 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day

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Reviews (13)
Lisa
Lisa
Western Cape, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Forest Rest 5 Stars and more
Louise at Forest Rest is the most accommodating and hands on owner of this absolutely beautiful establishment. If I could give 10 stars you have them. Quiet serene and picture perfect. All the amenities you would ever need. This will always be my place away from home. Highly recommended. Thank you for your hospitality and always going the extra mile.
Visited December 2021
Written 9 December 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Prieurnico
Prieurnico
South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
5 Star Hospitality and Class
Stayed here for one night on business. Everything is 1st class from the friendliness of the staff to the furnishings and quality of bedding. The great view is an nice unexpected bonus. Will certainly be coming back.
Visited December 2016
Written 1 December 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
louiseroux
louiseroux
Thank you very much. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to host you again.
Written 4 December 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

alabuschagne
alabuschagne
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our Home Away From Home
We wrote such a raving review of this place the last time we visited the last time and we didn't think it cold be topped, but it did. What a heartfelt welcome we received from the owner Louise! This picturesque, immaculate apartment is hidden away from the hustle and bustle of City life, but in easy reach of some of the most popular places to visit in South Africa. I look forward to our next visit to South Africa and would in no doubt be visiting Forest Rest again soon!
Visited March 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 1 April 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
louiseroux
louiseroux
Thank you very much - your kind words are an inspiration for us. You were great guests and we hope to see you again.
Written 4 December 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vanessacousin67
Vanessacousin67
Gaillac, France7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Immaculate apartment!
Another great stay here at Forest rest, very peaceful location, immaculate and very well epuiped apartment. Thanks Louise for being a great host.
Visited November 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 19 November 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Karin K
Karin K
Somerset West, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely fabulous
We had such a lovely stay @ Forest Rest. The attention to detail is amazing & the hospitality is something that you have to experience for yourself. It is quiet and beautiful & so peaceful with the forest on your doorstep. Thank you Louise for all you love & attention. We were truly blessed with our stay at your lovely guesthouse.
Visited October 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 17 November 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JackieEnder
JackieEnder
Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Peaceful, beautiful, ideal stay
Louise is an amazing host. We really enjoyed our stay. There cant be a better place to stay at. We will stay there again when we go to Cape Town.
Visited August 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 15 October 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Vanessacousin67
Vanessacousin67
Gaillac, France7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing find
What a delightful place, great location, very quiet and peaceful. The apartment was extremely well equipped and Louise the host and owner could not do enough for us. Very well looked after by her during our stay especially the daily delivery of cakes! We will definately be back!
Visited April 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 2 May 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Hennielene B
Hennielene B
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tranquil retreat in Somerset West
We travel a lot all over the world and Forest Rest is one of the best self-catering places we have ever stayed at. It is superbly appointed with everything one might need (and some more). It is stylish and sophisticated and in a very quiet area. The location is very central and it is easy to access the main roads. With Stellenbosch and its winelands, numerous excellent golf courses as well as the ocean and great beaches in very close proximity, the most difficult thing was to choose what to do (or not to do) each day. It is a great place to spend a week or two (or more). The little courtyard with sun loungers as well as table and chairs, looks into a forest and we spent hours outside watching the antics of some squirrels. Excellent pool and great garden. Our stay was further enhanced by regular visits from the two dogs, Panda and Tjoklit. We were welcomed by Louise (the owner) with a huge smile and within minutes felt we had known her for years. The service is excellent and very friendly. We were sad to leave this beautiful and tranquil place and can truly recommend Forest Rest.
Visited March 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 29 April 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ECloete01
ECloete01
Mossel Bay, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect rest in busy city
What a picture-perfect tranquil place snugly hid away from the hustle and bustle of the Western Cape city life! For the traveller who needs quiet and peace, Forest Rest ensures an impeccable stylish stay at the edge of the unspoiled Helderberg forest. The hospitality and friendliness of the owners, without any intrusiveness, makes this feel like home. This will be my lodging of choice whenever I visit the Somerset West area again.
Visited March 2015
Written 29 March 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

SamT0n
SamT0n
England, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow...
...what a beautiful apartment this was. Louise was so lovely and made us feel very welcome from the start. The apartment exceeded our expectations and I can't wait to recommend this place to my family and friends.
Visited March 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 16 March 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Terrace
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided

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About the neighbourhood
Forest Rest is centrally located to various attractions and activities such as Historic wine estates, white sandy beaches of The Strand and Gordon's Bay (Blue flag beach) and a variety of world-class golf courses.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Request a map for directions.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about FOREST REST

FOREST REST is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

FOREST REST has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

FOREST REST has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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