Somerset East at a glance
Somerset East, an attractive and historic little town, is situated on the fringes of South Africa’s Karoo in the malaria free Eastern Cape.
Somerset East is a pretty town, and its many gardens form a green oasis under the iconic Boschberg Mountain. Somerset East is located a short distance from the N10 main highway between Port Elizabeth and the South African interior, as well as being on one of the main routes to Graaff-Reinet. Somerset East is picturesque, friendly and quiet with little traffic, making it easy to explore on foot. You will find restaurants, coffee shops and places to relax in Nojoli Street, the Main Street of Somerset East.
A popular draw card for Somerset East is the Walter Battiss Art Museum, housing the largest collection of this artist’s work to be found in Africa. A walk to the Glen Avon falls is a wonderful experience, with deep pools below the waterfall to cool off after the walk, just far enough for the inexperienced walker not to be discouraged. This waterfall is one of the largest drops of water on private land. Somerset East also offers the following for the tourist. There is bowls, birding, canoeing, fly fishing, camping, 4 x 4 trails, gymnasiums, hiking, horse riding and river tubing. The yearly Biltong festival draws thousands of visitors with several hundreds of stalls, numerous South African artists and of course, lots and lots of Biltong.
Seeff Somerset East can assist you with all your property needs, be it residential properties such as vacant stands, family homes or small-holding properties. There is a mixture of modern and century old houses, some of which date from the early 1800’s. Seeff Somerset East agents are specialists and can provide buyers and sellers with all the information they require to make an informed decision regarding any property in Somerset East.