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Helderberg Nature Reserve

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I've been visiting the nature reserve for over 20 years. I go twice a week to walk. It is always... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bonnie v
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The nature reserve with the most beautiful view, and versatile hikes.

Going for a hike in the Helderberg Nature Reserve, is like taking a peep into what Paradise must... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Somerset West, South Africa
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been visiting the nature reserve for over 20 years. I go twice a week to walk. It is always lovely,well kept, clean and beautiful. All the walks are lovely and the hikes a must (Not advisable to do Woodies Walk, Leopards Loop, The Dome...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bonnie v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going for a hike in the Helderberg Nature Reserve, is like taking a peep into what Paradise must have been like. A walk around the dam with the waterlilies in bloom, and the reflections of the mountains in the water is very precious. The boardwalk...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 234ronelle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely nature walks,easy or more strenuous. Space to find a spot for a picnic! Even a shop with souvenirs for the shopaholic.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wanderer816551
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Helderberg Nature reserve is a lovely place to visit for locals but also for guests who happens to be in Somerset west for a few days. Beautiful walks. We did part of the protea walk and enjoyed the flowers and the beautiful views. The information...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anette M
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

We are fortunate to live close by and visit the reserve often. We have yearly access cards which makes visiting this awesome reserve extremely easy and cost effective. The reserve is very well maintained with picnic space and a restuarant. The plant and bird species...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank surridge2018
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Helderberg Nature Reserve is a very popular place for the locals with many early birds doing a hike. The big old trees and expansive lawns make for a perfect picnic spot (no fires though!) for the whole family or a secluded romantic tucked away shelter....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank chrisgroen10
Reviewed November 6, 2018

lovely and peaceful with a little coffee shop clean bathrooms and nature walks or hikes depending on what you want. Available for birthday parties or family get togethers or just spending time out in nature.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank infoO4512ZW
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This is my favorite place to go hiking or trail running or bird watching in the Winelands. Peaceful and beautiful without bikes or dogs off leashes. Feel safe and comfortable. Crime not an issue.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank StuartC2451
Reviewed October 2, 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gerhard V
Reviewed October 1, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Saskia L
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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