Somerset West brings to mind a picture of tranquillity and a country lifestyle. Vineyards and the various other farms dating back to the bygone days of muskets and wine sacks bring quaint nostalgia to the region.
The timeline of Somerset West’s development is also captured in the architecture of wine estates and residential homes.
Die Wingerd is a one of the many suburbs of Somerset West that conjures up the image of the Dutch Settlers at work in the vineyards as the name of the suburb may also imply.
Today Die Wingerd is classified as a middle-class suburb with a mixed property usage consisting of free standing homes, townhouses and cluster homes.
This property usage translates to a familial type suburb which will find favour with the young generation and pensioners. Die Wingerd is also the ideal suburb to use as a stepping stone for upgrading to larger more elite family homes if the need presents itself or if the budget allows.
But in truth many of the residents in Die Wingerd fall in love with the suburb and the appeal grows as the property values also increase to offer s long term stable investment.
Within the confines of the town of Somerset West, Die Wingerd is in a prime location and then Somerset West in general is a prime location for those who would forego the convenience of residing in, say the major suburbs of Cape Town itself.
Of course amenities like schools and retail outlets do not have to be “The Great Trek”. There are a large number of schools to choose form for educational requirements such as De Hoop Laerskool, Somerset West Private School, Helderberg High School and Parel Vallei High School.
Malls catering for retail needs and entertainment are Somerset Mall, Waterstone Village Centre and Helderberg Centre.
Take a tour of the homes in Die Wingerd, Somerset West and Cape Town via the Myroof web site.