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Helderberg Nature Reserve

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Fynbos magic

Went for a day out...and we were amazed at the various fynbos that was in full bloom. Amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gerhard V
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Always a pleasure

Spending the day at the nature reserve is definetly a wonderful experience. The Kids love it every... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saskia L
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“wild flowers”(4 reviews)
“false bay”(12 reviews)
Hiking, camping and bird watching are the top attractions in this majestic wildlife sanctuary nestled on the lower slopes of Helderberg Mountain. O
Verster Avenue, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 444 9744
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All reviews hiking trails wild flowers false bay west peak information centre indigenous plants small restaurant awesome views coffee shop lovely picnic small entrance fee great place to visit hike fynbos lawns proteas gorge
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a day out...and we were amazed at the various fynbos that was in full bloom. Amazing. The place is ckean, well maintained and staff friendly. Perfect for a family.

Thank Gerhard V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spending the day at the nature reserve is definetly a wonderful experience. The Kids love it every time

Thank Saskia L
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Honestly was the perfect day, staff so so friendly... make you feel welcome, the bathrooms could do with a revamp thou but everything else was just fine

Thank MatthewM5441
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Nothing soothes the soul or challenges the body like a visit to Helderberg. The indigenous, wild vegetation is beautiful all year round; the bird life is abundant; the trails are well-kept and lovely, and a hike to the top of the mountain is simply breathtaking...More

Thank KatieE1650
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Nature...... indeed for me a place of tranquility. The best setting for me, to get closure to the God of creation. The peaceful walks, the birds singing...... the place is just so refreshing, it lifts your spirit. When you walk or sit in the reserve,...More

1  Thank Andrew H
Reviewed August 6, 2018

There are several options to take, enjoy gentle walks or for the serious hiker a walk up the Helderberg. Take the children for picnics in summer or enjoy a sunset concert on a Sunday. There is a coffee shop to indulge in after a walk

1  Thank Loretta T
Reviewed July 24, 2018

we are fortunate enough to have a mountain in our back garden that we can climb, see birds, wild flowers and enjoy all the splendour that mother nature has to offer

Thank Karen W
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Besides the wonderful walking trails, the Nature Reserve is the perfect venue for family outings and picnics, with enough space for children to run around. A very reasonably priced Nature Reserve membership card allows one easy access any day of the week. Even on a...More

Thank theronmercia
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The Helderberg nature reserve is a fantastic place to enjoy a sunny day. Access is at a cost of approximatelyR30-40 per car- no extra cost for picnics (bring everything yourself). There are, however, some tables available and shady areas, little ponds and a stream where...More

Thank dbidoli
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Clean open areas Big trees providing shade Value for money Walking ways well marked Variety of walkways from not so fit to fit Lots to see Wonderful view of the Helderberg area

1  Thank WillemJM
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September 15, 2017|
Response from DevineWard | Reviewed this property |
They co-exist quite well, and are mutually beneficial! You do not have to use the restaurant if you do want to take your own picnic