• Wildlife in Sommerset West

What to experience in Somerset East, Eastern Cape

Fly Fishing

Experience Wild Fly Fishing in the Karoo. Fishing is exclusive, with private access to still waters for Trout and trophy Bass waters at the foothills of the mountain. When you're fly fishing in the Karoo, it's just you and Mother Nature, no bustling crowds when you're at the water's edge. Over twenty kilometres of the Little Fish River throws down the gauntlet to test your skills and perseverance to conquer Small mouth Yellow fish. Access to the Bankberg Trout Fisher's Club pristine waters for Rainbow Trout is easily arranged. For more information or visit Wild fly fishing in the Karoo.

Mountain Biking

Somerset East must be one of the most beautiful spots for mountain biking in the country. Meurant Botha has developed routes on the Boschberg mountain which are accessible for day visitors. Whilst the Boschberg Tourism Hub is no longer functional, it is still the starting point for these routes.  Maps are available for the different routes, which are maintained by the local cycling club on a voluntary basis.

Game Viewing in Somerset East and surrounds

The silence and solitude stirs the soul. Aroma's of the veldt plants heighten your senses to the wealth of the Karoo. Choose between the Addo Elephant National Park, Camdeboo National Park or Mountain Zebra National Park, each appoximately an hour's drive from Somerset East.  Or you can just take a drive on some of the provincial roads to spot a variety of different antelope species.

Walter Battiss Art Museum in Somerset East

Take time out and transport your psyche into the fantasy world of the renowned artist Walter Battiss. Ponder on how he translated the nuances of the Karoo to Fook Island. The colours of the Boschberg mountain are reflected beautifully in his watercolours.

Other Experiences in Somerset East

Other experiences in the area include horse riding, bowls, birding, hiking, paintball and wing shooting. All the experiences available in the area can be arranged by your hosts Alan and Annabelle Hobson. Why not ask them to arrange an A&A Adventure for you?

Day Trips

A variety of day trips can be arranged by Alan & Annabelle, from fly fishing to cultural experiences and game viewing.  Ask them to customise a trip for you.

A couple of ideas for day trips...

Experiences for the ladies

If you are not a fisher-woman, don't despair. You need not send your significant other on a boy's fishing trip to Somerset East. Somerset East offers a variety of activities for ladies to partake in.

Read more here ladies!