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Di White ArtistI live and work at my guest house, Penny Lane Lodge, with my husband, Kevin and our two friendly dogs, Meeka and Juno. The guest house is in Somerset West, just 20 minutes drive from Cape Town International Airport and 40 minutes from central Cape Town.

Our guests include holiday-makers, travellers, business men and women, artisans and contractors working in the local area, people attending Vergelegen Medi-Clinic and visiting Stellenbosch University.

With competitive rates, comfortable accommodation and secure parking, Penny Lane Lodge is pleased to offer a friendly and efficient home from home whatever your reason for visiting Somerset West. We provide free wi-fi, email and fax facilities and can arrange airport transfer and car hire for you.

Our units are geared towards self-catering, but we also offer a bed and breakfast option, providing a continental breakfast tray for you to enjoy in your room or on your patio/balcony.  Our well-equipped self catering facilities allow you to try out some of our best local produce and to sample wines grown in the nearby wine farms back here at Penny Lane Lodge.

Swimming pool at Penny Lane Lodge

As well as owning and running Penny Lane Lodge, I am professional artist. My work hangs in many private collections around the world.  I am represented in various galleries in South Africa and have my own gallery and studio in the grounds of Penny Lane Lodge.

My paintings decorate the rooms throughout Penny Lane Lodge. Many are for sale, making great presents or souvenirs of your stay.

Di White Art Gallery at Penny Lane Lodge

  1. Quina Hoffmann permalink

    Good day,

    I would only like to know if there is any vacancies open at your guest house. I have experience in art, since I’m an artist myself and studied art as well. Thank you for your time.

    Kind Regards

    Ms. Quina Hoffmann

    • Dear Quina,
      I’m afraid there are no openings at the moment. However, if you live in the Somerset West area and are interested in joining our art society – the Western Cape Watercolour Group, we’d be delighted to have you. I am the current Chairperson of the Watercolour Group which usually meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month in Somerset West Library Hall. We welcome artists of all ages and all levels and, despite our name our members work in oils, acrylics, mixed media as well as watercolours.
      Best regards,

      • Geoffrey Visser permalink

        Dear Diane,
        My name is Geoffrey Visser
        I live in Swellendam and would love to become a member of your Kirstenboch Water colour ass. Please can you let me know what I need to do to be accepted.
        my email address is :
        Kindest thoughts

      • Dear Geoffrey,
        Thank you for your interest in the Western Cape Artists’ Society!
        I have sent you an email with joining details…hope to hear from you soon.
        Best regards, Diane

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