Our Area and Surrounds

SW1 Lodge is situated in easy proximity to major and minor road networks to Cape Town, Strand, Gordon’s Bay, Pringle Bay, Betty’s Bay, Kleinmond, Hermanus, Stellenbosch and the Overberg. Cape Town International Airport is 25 minutes away in easy traffic and Cape Town 35 minutes away. Hermanus is an hour’s drive.

Day Tours

SW1 Lodge’s location ensures guests enjoy all the attractions of sophisticated living, such as fine restaurants and first-class shopping experiences, without losing the charm of living close to open countryside. There are a wide range of activities and attractions in the Winelands, including historic Stellenbosch and nearby Cape Town – all within easy reach of SW1.
Whatever your preference, whether in your own car or with a tour guide SW1 is an easy launch pad to any location throughout the Cape Peninsula or even to Hermanus, the whale watching mecca only 60 minutes away.

Wine Routes

Spend your days visiting Somerset West’s iconic wine estates, tasting award winning wines and enjoying dining experiences par excellence. SW1 is close to Vergelegen Estate with its award winning Camphors restaurant for par excellence fine dining, its ever popular Stables restaurant for easy dining and, in the summer months, the wonderful picnics in the forest and on the lawns; Lourensford Estate with its verdant Keith Kirsten designed gardens, casual dining Millhouse Restaurant, Coffee Roasting Co and the summer Twilight and Sunday market; Cavalli with its acclaimed architecture.

Outdoor activities

There’s golf, golf and more golf with some of SA’s best golf courses all within a 50km radius – Erinvale, Strand, Somerset West, Arabella, Hermanus, Stellenbosch; Beach and nature walks; biking trails; running trails; birdwatching; surfing, kite surfing, kayaking; visiting nearby animal sanctuaries. And so much more.