The Angler & Antelope offers accommodation in Somerset East, in a guesthouse with seven bedrooms, and self-catering accommodation in Somerset East, in the Fisherman'...
Somerset East is a gem on the edge of the Karoo, with four biomes within 20 km of the town; Karoo, savannah, grassveldt and indigenous forests. The micro-climate induced by the Boschberg mountain ensures that an unusual amount (for the Karoo anyway) of rain falls annually. This is great for fly-fishing enthusiasts, as it makes Somerset East an exceptionally good fishing spot for trout.
This diversity in landscape ensures an equal diversity in animal and bird life; over 350 species of birds can be found in and around the Boschberg. The list of endemic birds recorded includes 53 Southern African endemics and 33 near endemics. The raptor enthusiast can see a selection of 33 birds of prey, including 9 species of eagle. There are many rare and interesting plant species on the Boschberg, including Dierama grandiflorum (Hairbells), Kniphofia acraea (Red Hot Poker), Disa lugens (Orchid) and Haemanthus carneus (Paint brush). The Haemanthus carneus is only found in the Somerset East area, in Acacia thicket and grassland.
The town of Somerset East was established in 1825, and as such there is a rich history in the area, which can be explored by visiting the many historical monuments, as well as the Somerset East Museum.