Attractions in Somerset West
Walking through the Helderberg Nature Reserve is a wonderful way to spend a day, viewing the fine examples of flowers and wildlife in the area. The Nature Reserve is situated on the South East slopes of the Helderberg Mountain. The reserve was proclaimed in 1960 as a protected area, and in 1988 was awarded a Sasol award for the best bird sanctuary in a nature reserve. The nature reserve has many paths and trails right to the top, although it is a strenuous climb in some areas.
Lourensford is arguably one of the most beautiful wine estates in the world. With an abundance of historical heritage, the estate also boasts an ultra-modern winery utilising technology unique in the Southern Hemisphere. Situated on the outskirts of Somerset West it is a must for any wine enthusiast.
The popular Country Country Craft Market is held at Southey Vines centrally situated in Somerset West. Popular amongst locals and tourists alike, a exciting range of home crafts and garden ideas con be found. The Craft Market is held next to the Somerset West Tourist Information.