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)
|ACCOMMODATION||PER WEEK||PER MONTH|
|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.