Find solace in the countryside traversing the Cape Winelands. Spend your days tasting excellent wines, exploring the landscape on foot or bicycle, or playing golf on some of the best courses in the Western Cape, using Rome Homestead as your base to explore the Winelands and surrounding areas.
Rome Homestead is situated on the outskirts of Somerset West at the foothills of the Helderberg Mountains. The luxurious but comfortable establishment is ideally located in proximity to some of the area’s best attractions.
Take a look at our Somerset West neighbourhood guide on possible ways to fill your itinerary.
Explore the acclaimed Helderberg Wine Route if you’re an aficionado. Fertile soil and a near-perfect climate have resulted in the production of some of the finest wines in the Cape. In recent times, the region has acquired a reputation for its stunning white wines, particularly exceptional varietals of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Apart from the wide variety of excellent wines, the area also offers superb red and port wines.
Recommended estates include:
Morgenster Olive & Wine Estate: try their olives, olive oils and wines. Tastings of all three can be arranged with management. Book a table outside for views overlooking the dam and mountains.
Vergelegen Wine Estate: more than just a winery, this historic 300-year-old estate has lots to offer everyone. Horticulturalists will love the herb gardens and lavender maze, and historians the incredible preserved library that’s as old as the estate itself. A designated kids playground and a bistro for foodies completes the picture. Visitors are welcome to take walks around the expansive grounds.
Enjoy beer tasting at Trigger Fish if wine isn’t your drink of choice. The micro-brewery is off the beaten track but well worth the drive. You have 14 beers to taste, ranging from Blonde Ale to Imperial IPA.
Test your mettle and skill playing golf on these top-class, championship estates that offer a challenging yet rewarding round of golf, with unparalleled views of mountains and vineyards.
Somerset West Golf Club
Watch a play at the Somerset West Playhouse Theatre, the country’s oldest amateur dramatic societies in the Western Cape. Quality production across all genres are shown here.
Cyclists, hikers and trail runners can cycle, hike and run on designated routes on Helderberg Farm. The family-friendly destination offers various activities for everyone. For children, there is a playground, farmyard, a paintball range and strawberry picking in season (adults are welcome to join in).
About your stay
Your double room is spacious, airy and boasts views of the gardens and mountains in the distance. The decor is tasteful and simple, featuring ornate chandeliers and teak wooden furniture. There is also an en suite bathroom.
For more info, please visit Rome Homestead's website.
13 Via Appia Road