About Us

SomerZicht is located in a very quiet and established suburb of Somerset West with magnificent views of the very impressive Hottentots Holland and Helderberg Mountains.

Somerset West offers a lively village ambience – away from the crowds and noisy city life! But right on our doorstep you can enjoy world-famous vineyards and award-winning restaurants, relaxing beaches and the natural beauty of the Western Cape, or play a round of golf on one of the many renowned golf courses in the surrounding area.

Both the B&B rooms and the Self Catering suites are spacious and stylishly decorated to create a relaxing ambience. The focus is on quality furnishings, comfortable beds and modern bathroom fittings. All have a private outdoor area which allows our guests to fully enjoy the wonderful weather and balmy evenings.

SomerZicht Guest House is protected from the prevailing Cape summer winds and caters for individual travellers and small groups. We endeavour to provide the best possible service at affordable rates. Our B&B rates include a hearty breakfast in the breakfast room or, weather permitting, on the patio with magnificent mountain views. Guests are welcome to use the large communal lounge which flows onto the patio or to relax around the sparkling pool.

We, Jörg Grotegut and Petra Halstenberg, had left the cool north of Germany and lived together in one of the most beautiful areas of South Africa, in Somerset West near Cape Town. Our goal was to be happy here together and to spoil our guests together!

Years ago we fell in love with the breathtakingly beautiful country, with the friendly people and with the culture of the country. We wanted to pass this on to our guests and ensure an unforgettable lovely stay at  SomerZicht Guest ouse.

Unfortunately, Petra passed away suddenly which was completely unexpected on August 11, 2021, at the age of 57! After this hard stroke of fate, the desperation was great! But then I decided, also in memory of my deceased wife, to continue running the guest house and living our common dream alone.

I am supported by a South African couple Andre and Mathilda. They are renowned Garden Route and Western Cape industry specialists and previous owners of Dolphin Dunes Guest House in Wilderness and Beta Beach Guest House in Camps Bay. Both have many years of experience in operating 4-star guest houses! They are absolute professionals and their warmth and friendliness are a perfect fit for the guest house and for the Somerzicht team! Their willingness to help knows no bounds. They will do all to make your stay at Somerzicht a wonderful experience!

Andre and Mathilda will be happy to provide you with information about day trips to some of South Africa's most beautiful sights. Enjoy a round of golf, they book it for you. They will also assist all guests, with restaurant reservations and day trips.


Wir, Jörg Grotegut und Petra Halstenberg, hatten den kühlen Norden Deutschlands verlassen und lebten gemeinsam in einer der schönsten Gegenden Südafrikas, in Sommerset West nahe Kapstadt.  Unser Ziel war es, hier gemeinsam glücklich zu werden und unsere Gäste gemeinsam zu verwöhnen!

Wir hatten uns vor Jahren in das atemberaubend schöne Land, in die freundlichen Menschen und in die Kultur des Landes verliebt. Dieses wollten wir gemeinsam an unsere Gäste weitergeben und für einen unvergesslich schönen Aufenthalt im Gästehaus SomerZicht sorgen.

Leider verstarb Petra am 11. August 2021 plötzlich und völlig unerwartet, im Alter von 57 Jahren! Nach diesem harten Schicksalsschlag war die Verzweiflung erst einmal groß! Doch dann entschied ich mich, auch im Andenken an meine verstorbene Frau, das Gästehaus weiter zu führen und unseren gemeinsamen Traum alleine weiter zu leben. 

Unterstützt werde ich dabei von dem südafrikanischen Ehepaar Andre und Mathilda. Beide haben jahrelang Erfahrung in 4 Sterne-Gästehäusern gesammelt!  Sie sind absolute Provis und ihre Herzlichkeit und Freundlichkeit passen hervorragend in dieses Gästehaus und in das Somerzicht-Team! Ihre Hilfsbereitschaft kennt keine Grenzen. Auch sie machen den Urlaub in Somerzicht somit zu einem schönen Erlebnis!      

Andre und Mathilda informieren Sie gerne über Tagesausflüge zu einigen der schönsten Sehenswürdigkeiten Südafrikas. Genießen Sie eine Golfrunde, sie buchen dieses für Sie. Die beiden helfen selbstverständlich auch bei der Reservierung von Restaurants und Tagesausflügen.


  • This is a gem of a guest house

    Andre, Matilda and Ludwig are the most gracious hosts. Their hospitality and attention to detail in creating a warm, welcoming experience was exceptional. We will absolutely be back!


    South Africa

  • Great stay with a friendly host.

    Spacious, safe and well located.


    South Africa

  • We will return!

    This Guest House is the perfect place to stay in Somerset West and it exceeded our expectations in so many ways! Check in and check out process was seamless and communication with Andre was excellent! The location is incredibly safe, private & quiet without feeling far from nearby areas. There is secure and convenient parking on site. The units are fully stocked with all essentials. There are beautiful views... Read More


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