About us

Providing the perfect setting for an unforgettable holiday in the heart of the Cape Winelands, the Somerset Villa Guesthouse is one of the original buildings in the Somerset West area, with the main house, Casa Sereno, built in 1923. Renovations were done to the original manor to preserve the original colonial Cape Dutch style. The property extends over 4 200 m² and is hidden from public view.

Six of the nine rooms have a separate exterior entrance, and most double occupancy rooms have a private terrace with garden furniture, allowing maximum enjoyment of the great South African weather. Giving it a personal touch, all the rooms are stylishly and elegantly decorated in a modern colonial Cape Dutch style, with the walls painted in neutral tones to create a relaxing ambiance. The emphasis is on clean lines, natural materials, modern fittings in the bathrooms and high quality orthopaedic beds.

Somerset Villa Guesthouse caters for individual travellers, small groups and families with children. We are also Pet Friendly. We endeavour to provide the best possible level of service at affordable rates. Our prices include a hearty breakfast in our breakfast room. Guests also have access to our lounge, which has a cosy fireplace for winter months. Not neglecting business clients or other guests who need online facilities, we have a wireless LAN hotspot free of charge.

We will gladly provide you with information on day trips to some of the picturesque sites in the Somerset West and Cape Town area where you will be able to experience the overwhelming beauty of the Western Cape.

Our manager

South African born Rocco Cornelissen is the manager of Somerset Villa Guesthouse. He studied B.Comm Tourism Management in Pretoria. In 2009 Rocco moved to the Western Cape and started working for Joerg. He first worked at the Country House on the wine farm Rozendal.

The owner

Joerg Streibing is the owner of the Somerset Villa Guesthouse. He studied and was trained in Germany. Joerg and his family came to South Africa in 1995 and fell in love with the country.