Sumerset East

Apart from its beautifully preserved buildings that are worth a visit in their own right, Somerset East is perhaps best known because it is on the Blue Crane Route in the Eastern Cape. This picturesque and quaint town is at the foot of the Boschberg Mountains that provide both a forested and mountainous backdrop to what is a rather dramatic setting - there are no less than 16 waterfalls within sight of the town.

Avondrust Guesthouse & BnB
Housed in a delightful Victorian-style building on the corner of Rawson and Louis Trichardt Streets, Avondrust Guesthouse presents itself as an upmarket 3 Star guest house. Just one block away from Main Street, it is within walking distance of all shops, schools and restaurants.

We offer seven rooms with en-suite bathrooms. All of the rooms have tea and coffee-making facilities, fridges, electric blankets and fans. Three of the rooms are air-conditioned. We also have a self-catering Garden Flat which sleeps four guests. Four of the rooms open onto a large
wooden deck which overlooks the mountain. We have secure parking, DStv and a laundry service. Breakfast is served in a refurbished stable exhibiting a rustic atmosphere that is beautifully decorated. A large wooden deck at the back of the house has a magnificent view of the
mountain. We have off-street parking, a braai facility, and lunch boxes and dinner can be arranged.

The forested, mountainous backdrop creates a dramatic setting for the town which is within sight
of no less than 16 waterfalls. This is where you will find the thickly wooded Boschberg Nature Reserve, with its popular hiking trails including a 15 km circular route to an overnight hut at the summit of the mountain. Somerset East is an excellent birdwatching destination. Other adventures include trout fishing on five local dams, as well as rainbow and brown trout fishing in the Glen Avon Waterfall pools. The 9-hole golf course is said to be one of the most beautiful in the country.

Palm Court BnB
Palm Court was originally a large family home until it was converted into a B&B in 2009. It is in a very quiet area of Somerset East and close to all shops, restaurants and other facilities. It boasts a very good view of the Boschberg Mountain.

The B&B has four bedrooms and two self-catering flats. There is a lounge, a dining room,
a TV room and two separate braai areas which have access to a large swimming pool. There is a nursery, a tea garden, a gift shop and a playground adjacent to the house which can be accessed from the pool area behind the house.

Late sleepers and self-catering guests will find the tea garden useful as light meals are available from 10 am until 4 pm. Bed and breakfast guests have the option of having breakfast at the tea garden if they wish.

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