Lourens River Guesthouse in Cape Town South Africa
Lourens River Guesthouse Somerset West Cape Town South Africa Bed and Breakfast B&B Guest House Lodgings Accommodations
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Hosts: Thomas and Elke Frauenknecht

Guestrooms: 5

Address: 69 Lourens Street, Somerset West, 7130, Cape Town, South Africa

Telephone: +27 21 852 3588,
Cell: +27 82 974 8234

Fax: +27 21 852 3588

Activities/Attractions: The village of Somerset West is a pleasing object as it breaks upon the view about a mile before it is reached. Travellers ... behold the lovely little village slumbering in the centre of the valley, with its neat, white-washed houses and well cultivated gardens, with extensive vineyards and farmhouses in the distance, surrounded by rocky mountains which rise a considerable altitude.

Nowadays Somerset West has grown bigger and more modern, but we are surrounded by the Hottentots Holland Mountains with the Helderberg as our “name giver” to the area. 600 acres of forest, fynbos & vineyards, yet 10 minutes from the beach and close to Cape Town.

  • Table Mountain
  • Strand and Gordon’s Bay Beaches
  • Stellenbosch and Winelands
  • V&A Waterfront and Cape Town City Centre
  • Vergelegen Wine Estate & Nature Reserve
  • City Centre & Somerset Mall
  • Hermanus
  • Excellent restaurants and traditional pubs
  • Virgin Active Gym
  • Golf @ Strand, Somerset West and Erinvale
  • Boat trips for whale watching from Gordon's Bay

"I really enjoyed my stay with you. It was nice that I could come and go as I pleased. Your hospitality was very much appreciated. Thank you for a pleasurable visit to Somerset West."

"We really enjoyed our stay, Thomas and Elke were friendly and made us feel very comfortable. Facilities were great, and we will definitely go back!"

"Good accommodation, very friendly people."


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General Information: Welcome to Lourens River Guesthouse, our family-run guest house most conveniently situated in the heart of the Helderberg tourist area ... only 18 minutes to and from Cape Town International Airport and only half an hour from the bustle of Cape Town, South Africa. Our guest house is the perfect base for touring, wine farms, golf courses, restaurants and shopping malls.

Come on holiday from your busy lifestyle and unwind at our home. We offer very friendly atmosphere, 5 generously sized warm bedrooms and a 11 metre sparkling swimming pool. The bedrooms are individually decorated using antique furniture, crisp linens and fresh flowers. Enjoy the amenities:

  • 4 channel TV
  • hairdryer, soaps & toiletries, towels
  • fan
  • bathrooms in the self-catering flat have under floor heating
  • comfortable mattresses
  • relax in the comfort of our garden and pool area
  • private & secure off-street parking
  • airport transfer
  • arrangement for restaurant and day tours
  • assistance in planning your day
  • laundry service
  • tea/coffee tray
  • babysitting service
  • a safe (in the main house)
  • ADSL-Internet & Email-access
  • we speak German, English and understand Afrikaans

Become part of our family or enjoy your privacy. All rooms have their own entrance. Small and run by people with dedication – that’s what makes Lourens River Guesthouse an ideal destination.

You can also book our new-built flat. It offers 2 bedrooms (room No. 4 & 5), 2 bathrooms and a large room where you can cook and dine and relax at the sunken lounge area. Equipped with big windows to let the light flow in and under-floor heating for the chilly nights. This self-catering unit accommodates up to 6 people. Breakfast can be arranged on request.

Payment Accepted: Cash only.

Rates: (Prices quoted in RSA Rand).

R170-270/person/night