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Somerset East

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Somerset East, South Africa

 

Founded by Lord Charles Somerset in 1825, Somerset East is a small town located on the Blue Crane Route of the Eastern Cape.  The Blue Crane Route follows the Route 63 road through Pearston, Somerset East to Cookhouse.

Lying at the base of the Boschberg Mountains Somerset East has a number of hiking and walking trails and is an ideal bird-watching destination.  The town is known for its provincial heritage buildings and spectacular natural environment.

Must-see’s in Somerset East would be the Somerset East Museum and the famous South African artist, Walter Battiss, great works of art.  The town hosts many annual events such as the Biltong Festival, the Spring Rose and Flower Show as well as marathons and cycle tours. 

Keep up to date with these events by clicking on our Events Directory.

 

Some of the things to do and see in Somerset East are as follows:

  • 4x4 trails
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Walter Battiss Art Museum
  • Museums

If you are looking for accommodation, there are a variety of places to stay. From top-rated hotels to luxury self-catering chalets and lodges, you can find something suitable on our accommodation page. Here, you will find options to suit your needs, budget, and travel style, as well as all the information you need to book your ideal stay in Somerset East.

A number of restaurants give a choice of dining options, including gourmet deli's, coffee shops, and steakhouses.

See our business directory for a list of businesses in Somerset East.

 

Somerset East solo adventure: 10 must-see sights for independent travelers

  • The Walter Battiss Art Museum: Dive into the world of contemporary art at the Walter Battiss Art Museum, dedicated to the renowned South African artist. Marvel at Battiss' vibrant and imaginative creations that reflect the spirit of the Eastern Cape.

 

  • Somerset East Museum: Delve into the town's rich history at the Somerset East Museum. Discover fascinating exhibits showcasing the cultural heritage and stories of the local community, from colonial times to the present day.

 

  • Boschberg Nature Reserve: Escape into nature at the Boschberg Nature Reserve, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Embark on hiking trails that wind through indigenous forests and past cascading waterfalls, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

 

  • Bruintjieshoogte Pass: Take a scenic drive along the Bruintjieshoogte Pass, a historic mountain pass that connects Somerset East to Pearston. Marvel at the breathtaking vistas as you wind your way through rugged terrain and towering cliffs.

 

  • Somerset East Golf Club: Tee off amidst stunning scenery at the Somerset East Golf Club. Challenge yourself to a round of golf on this picturesque course nestled at the foot of the Boschberg Mountains.

 

  • Somerset East Dutch Reformed Church: Admire the striking architecture of the Somerset East Dutch Reformed Church, a landmark dating back to the early 19th century. Step inside to explore the church's interior adorned with beautiful stained glass windows and intricate woodwork.

 

  • Glen Avon Falls: Discover the hidden gem of Glen Avon Falls, a tranquil oasis nestled in the heart of the Boschberg Mountains. Enjoy a leisurely hike to reach the falls and bask in the serenity of the cascading waters.

 

  • Somerset East War Memorial: Pay tribute to the fallen heroes of Somerset East at the War Memorial, a poignant reminder of the town's sacrifices during times of conflict. Take a moment of reflection in this peaceful setting surrounded by lush greenery.

 

  • Somerset East Cemetery: Wander through history at the Somerset East Cemetery, where gravestones bear witness to the lives of generations past. Gain insight into the town's heritage as you explore this solemn yet poignant site.

 

  • Great Fish River Museum: Immerse yourself in the fascinating story of the Great Fish River at the eponymous museum. Learn about the river's importance to the region's ecosystem and its role in shaping Somerset East's history.

For more information on Somerset East visit Eastern Cape Info.

 

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