Somerset West (so named after an English Governor of the Cape Colony during the 1800's - Lord Charles Henry Somerset) was our next destination, to which we travelled by car from Knysna.  The town lies on the slopes of the Helderberg - part of the majestic Hottentots mountains, and is situated approximately 50kms from Cape Town, 6kms from the False Bay Coast - the resort towns of The Strand and Gordons Bay.


         View from Sir Lowry's Pass

Somerset West has easy access to three golf courses, ...
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