Cape Town, Wine Land & Ocean
Somerset West, in the Helderberg Region of the Western Cape, is one of the most exceptional and varied areas of the world. It boasts a Mediterranean climate, with blue skies and low rainfall.
Our fresh sea breezes make our hot summer days comfortable, even when the temperature rises above 30°C. On sunny winter days the temperature often rises above 20°C. The region is malaria free.
Within 50km of Khasha Mongo you find a wonderful variety of attractions:
Cape Town, Table Mountain and Robben Island
It is only a 35 minute drive from KhashaMongo, in Somerset West, to Cape Town, the "Mother City", with its rich historical and cultural heritage: the Castle of Good Hope with its dungeons, legends, military history and artifacts from the East India Company; Long Street, various museums, art galleries, craft markets or elegant shopping centers.
Table Mountain was recognized in 2012 as one the 10 natural wonders of the world, the top of which is easily reached by cable car, or on foot for the more adventurous and sporty.
Daily ferries leave the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront for Robben Island (formerly a leper colony), where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years. A very sad chapter in South African history.
Wine, Whales and the Cape of Good Hope
Many beautiful wine routes start in and around Somerset West. Stops in famous old cities like Stellenbosch,
Paarl or Franschhoek take visitors back to the past.
Between the months of August and November the coastal region around the Cape Peninsula is home to the Southern Right Whale and there are various places where one can view the mothers with their new born whale calves up close. The cliffs of Hermanus are a popular viewing spot.
The Cape of Good Hope is a magical attraction for tourists from around the world with its spectacular views at this south-westerly point of the African continent.
Penguins, Beaches and Golf
A beautiful drive from the KhashaMongo guesthouse live 2 colonies of African Penguins who are looking forward to meeting you! They were formerly known as Jackass Penguins because of their donkey-like cries.
This area boasts beautiful beaches with white sand and surf attracting swimmers and surfers from around the world. Breathtaking sunsets are included!
The area surrounding Khasha Mongo is paradise for all kinds of sporting activities - almost nothing seems impossible! For golfers, 9 excellent golf courses invite you for T-time in a beautiful environment.