Somerset West - The Town at the foot of the Helderberg Mountain

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We were living in Somerset West before and now we are living in the beautiful little town of Greyton situated in the Overberg. This is what I wrote while we were still living there:

I am writing this from our home in the Helderberg region. It is a warm day and the sun has just peeped over the mountains, giving me it's usual warm South African greeting. Take a quick look at the history of Somerset W'

There are many beautiful things in this town. The Helderberg Mountain is most definitely one of these.

A must see is the beautiful Lourensford Road, a Somerset wine estate culture. Many people come to this town to simply experience the farms down this road and after this, if you haven't had enough of world class wines, go to Stellenbosch, which is only 15 minutes away.

I grew up here in this town and I attended school in Stellenbosch. It was wonderful. I used to take the bus everyday and I loved watching the beautiful scenery of this place that we also call the Boland.

In most places in Cape Town , as in any coastal cities, there can be lots of wind. The wind in Somerset, however, doesn't blow as much as what it does in the other parts of the Cape. Probably something to do with how it's situated with the mountains. This makes it really nice in the summer months because the prevailing wind in the Cape is a South Easterly wind which blows in summer.

The town is situated approximately 15 - 20 minutes drive from the beach. If you're looking for a great place to have a meal and see the sunset, go to Gordons Bay. It's about 20 minutes drive.

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