Somerset West at a glance

Somerset West. A thriving commercial capital

Somerset West is situated in the magnificent Helderberg Basin between the Cape Winelands and False Bay. The town was founded in 1822 on a section of the historic farm, Vergelegen. The town was named Somerset after an English governor of the Cape Colony during the 1800s.

Today Somerset West is the commercial capital of the Helderberg basin, and the growing commercial development has transformed Somerset West from a sleepy little retirement town to a bustling, dynamic, cosmopolitan own, attractive to all age groups from young families and entrepreneurs to retirees from all over the world.

Convenient location

One of the main reasons for the astounding commercial growth in Somerset West is it's ideal location. It is just 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport, 45 minutes from Cape Town CBD, 15 minutes from Stellenbosch, and on the doorstep of the Cape Winelands as well as Elgin apple country. The growth of commercial shopping malls and new residential clusters and gated villages have also increased the number of people who are able to live in the region. 


Paardevlei spans 730 hectares of land, allowing for the development of just under 2 million sqm of development rights, across all sectors - residential, commercial, recreational, retail and agricultural. R35 million has been invested to rejuvenate the vlei which is now fully established as an ecologically sustainable water body.

De Beers Precinct

The De Beers Precinct is booming, and is much sought after as an ideal office location. It has a peaceful and historic country feel, and there is a bird sanctuary, a short hiking trail, and Cheetah Outreach, as well as two coffee shops, and a weekend farmer's market. It is divided into the Historic Precenct, and the Beach Road Precinct. 100 000sqm of commercial development, and 590 residential units are envisioned.  There are heritage buildings within the precenct that are available to let as office space. The Beach Road Precinct allows for development of office space, a private hospital and a retail centre. Click here to view the business currently established in Paardevlei.

The Triangle

The Triangle is a 60Ha development withiin the Paardevlei precinct, being one of their first developments. It is situated between the N2, The R44 and De Beers Avenue, is zoned for commercial, retail and residential use, and has been highly successfull. The Somerset Mall forms part of The Triangle.                                                       .

Fairways Office Park

Fairways Office Park is a prestigious office park near the Somerset Mall, adjacent to the R44. Fairways Office Park comprises 6 000sqm of sectional title offices on a 12 000sqm site. It was created in response to the growing demand for a centrally located office and business district, where a good address and stimulating working conditions could be combined with a secure environment and easy access from all directions.

Fairways Office Park offers extremely high standards in office accommodation with high grade dry wall partitioning and power skirting to ensure easy adaption to the specific needs of high-tech businesses. Internet access can be unobtrusively installed together with ‘clean’ power points for computers and servers. This park is ideal for professional users such as auditors, legal firms and consulting engineers.

The Links Office Park

The Links Office Park south of the Triangle offers a prestigious office setting, and is home to Beachcomber Head Office, Appletiser Head Office, the PGA, Nedbank, Sanlam and others.

Somerset West Business Park

Somerset West Business Park is situated between the N2 and T2 in Somerset West, right next to beautiful residential estate Heritage Park. The office park has excellent visibility with direct access from the T2 to Somerset West and is home to the Audi and Lexus Show Rooms,

Triangle Office Park

Triangle Office Park is located within Somerset West Business Park.

Somersest West Central

There are a number of office buildings in Somerset West CBD, and a variety of characterful and upmarket houses attractively and effectively converted to offices.

For more information about the wide variety of office space in Somerset West, contact our Cape Town branch or email

18 Commercial Properties For Sale in Somerset West

FROM R1,680,000 to R12,750,000

55 Commercial Properties To Let in Somerset West

FROM R59 to R1,000

1 Industrial Property For Sale in Somerset West

FROM R3,830,000

1 Mixed-Use Property To Let in Somerset West


10 Commercial Developments For Sale in Somerset West

FROM R115 to POA

Somerset West in the news

Construction Progress at Tonquani in Paardevlei
UPDATE: Construction of Tonquani House is almost done! We'll be moving into our new offices in March 2018! Tonquani House, a small office development in the booming Paaredevlei precinct in Somerset West.Tonquani...

Somerset West in the news

Somerset West. Commercial property in the heart of the Helderberg
Somerset West. A thriving commercial capital Somerset West is situated in the magnificent Helderberg Basin between the Cape Winelands and False Bay. The town was founded in 1822 on a section of the historic farm, Vergelegen....

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