Worldwide’s World Guide is as truly South African as freshly baked farm bread and wild watermelon jam. The World Guide is a network of South African expats and their businesses where other South Africans can feel at home and enjoy old favourites in a new environment. Each week the Worldwide team chooses one of the businesses that are listed in the World Guide to appear in the Spotlight. This week we disappear in the gardens of The Newt in Somerset.

Named after the great crested newt, which is a protected species in Europe and the United Kingdom, The Newt in Somerset is anything but creepy. The Newt is a celebration of everything that is characteristic of Somerset in the United Kingdom. From the name to the apple trees that stretch across the estate – there is something of Somerset around every corner.

The Newt is the creative end product of Babylonstoren founders and dreamers Koos Bekker and Karen Roos. Anyone that has previously paid a visit to Babylonstoren in the Western Cape will immediately notice Roos’s distinctive decor style in the splendour of The Newt, only with a Somerset twist.

If you ever dreamt of walking through large Victorian gardens, then your heart will instantly skip a beat upon entering the gates of The Newt.

Leave the noise of the city behind for a moment and come find yourself in the gardens and buildings of The Newt in Somerset.

Visit the profile of The Newt in Somerset in the World Guide here.

Visit the website of The Newt in Somerset here.

List your business here.

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