Somerset West forms part of the Helderberg area (basin) - the far most southeastern section of the Cape Town metropole. The town nestles against the Helderberg mountain and the Hottentots Holland mountain range which runs along the eastern edge of False Bay.
Paardevlei area in the Helderberg - The old AECI site next to Strand is set to be developed over the next 20 years and at the end will constitute a whole new town on its own, with 14 000 houses and 120 hectares of retail and industrial development to be completed. The land will be developed in six phases, with the first phase between the wetlands and De Beers Avenue already under construction. #Paardevlei #Helderberg #Strand #developments
District Mail - 6 Things you did not know about the Helderberg. Strand : (1) Lwandle, Xhosa for “Ocean”, was originally established as hostel-style accommodation for workers in the nearby fruit industry (2) The Basin has been recognised globally as one of the world’s greatest biodiversity hot-spots, including 1 880 different plant species. (3) The kramat (shrine) of Sheikh Yusuf of Bantam, located in Macassar, is one of the South African Muslim community’s holiest places.
Paardevlei area in the Helderberg will be the next and biggest development spot - over the next 20 years and at the end will constitute a whole new town on its own, with 14 000 houses and 120 hectares of retail and industrial development to be completed.