Accommodation Options

Somerset West offers a large variety of accommodation.
There are hotels, private flats, cottages, home-stay families and guesthouses.

We highly recommend staying in an English speaking home as this will maximise your learning experience. We also offer accommodation to high school aged children who wish to attend a local school once their English programme is complete. Unfortunately, we do not have accommodation for younger students.

Home-Stay Families and Accommodation

Host families are chosen for their interest in other cultures and their willingness to help students adjust to the South African lifestyle. They are all English speaking. A family could be a single person with or without children, two people living together but not married or a married couple with or without children. Living with home-stay families is an excellent way to learn and practise English. Once you book home-stay accommodation, you are expected to stay for at least 4 months. One month’s notice to leave is required. You will get a large, fully furnished private room in a local home. Services include transport to and from school if not within walking distance, laundry, and cleaning. Included in the price is two meals a day. Often food is available for students to make their own breakfast and dinner is a hot meal shared with the family.

Room and Private Flat Rentals

We have several families who offer self-catering rooms or flat (apartment) accommodation.


The Lord Charles Hotel is a 5 minute drive from the school.
They offer a courtesy bus to the Main Road of Somerset West throughout the day.

Guest Houses and Bed & Breakfast Establishments

We know and recommend these guesthouses and bed & breakfasts:

For other accommodation options please contact the Somerset West tourism office.

We will also happily assist you in finding private rental accommodation. Please note that most private rentals are unfurnished.

Accommodation Fees (approximate, may vary)

HOST FAMILIES single room, shared bathroom self catering 1200 4800
single room, shared bathroom breakfast and dinner 2000 8000
shared room, shared bathroom pp self catering 880 3500
shared room, shared bathroom pp breakfast and dinner 1750 7000
deluxe double room,private bathroom pp all meals 2250 9000
YOUTH HOSTEL shared room, shared bathroom pp breakfast 1500 6000
OUTSIDE ROOM single room, private bathroom microwave only 1000 4000

Host family accommodation includes a weekly laundry wash.

Host family accommodation excludes transport costs, lunch, spending (pocket) money, snacks

One month deposit required for all accommodation – payable in advance.

Guesthouses from R900 per day
Hotels on direct application

Please note that guesthouses and hotels have high (summer) and low (winter) season rates. All prices may vary from one place to the next. Accommodation needs to be booked well in advance. Last minute bookings have less choice.

Download the accommodation booking form from the Dowload Forms page.