The campus of The International English School is located in Somerset West, a small picturesque residential town about 48 kilometres from Cape Town, the premier tourism destination in South Africa. Somerset West has Mountains, Sea, Vineyards, and a pleasant town atmosphere all blessed with 39 weeks of summer annually.

There are many opportunities for sightseeing and hiking as well. It is very close to the premier wine area of the Cape, and the historic town of Stellenbosch, famous for its wines and University atmosphere, is 16 kilometers away.


Where is the Cape Province region?

The Cape region is on the Southern tip of South Africa. The school is in Somerset West, one of the most beautiful towns in the Cape.

Why choose the Cape Province region?

  • Safe & clean environment
  • Scenic location
  • Excellent outdoor recreational opportunities


A Natural Wonder

Beautiful Helderberg Mountain towers over the Somerset West. While climbing her magnificent slopes take a moment to enjoy the rest of the wonderful scenery that the coastline with long white beaches can offer. With long, hot summers and fairly mild winters, Somerset West offers residents and visitors year-round natural wonders.

Local Tourism Sites

Cape Town Tourist Information – Somerset West
District Mail Newspaper
Helderberg Nature Reserve

Stellenbosch Tourist Information

The Fruit of the Land

Set in the heart of the Cape Winelands you can find many residences, orchards and vineyards. Apples, plums, pears, olives and world famous wine producing grapes are successfully harvested each autumn.

An Activity Playground

  • Rock Climbing
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • Wind-surfing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Sailing
  • Water-Skiing
  • Golfing
  • Canoeing
  • Hand-gliding
  • Paragliding
  • Horseback riding
  • And More…