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Helderberg Nature Reserve

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Verster Avenue, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 444 9744
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A beautiful nature reserve with amazing views in a safe environment. Picnics and a lovely coffee... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2017
Liezl L
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Somerset West, South Africa
delightful hidden gem on the slopes of Hekderberg

a quiet, relaxing walk with a friend, enjoying the birdlife and wild flowers, and watching a group... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2017
Barbara R
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Nice, france
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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
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hiking trails” (10 reviews)
“west peak” (5 reviews)
“false bay” (12 reviews)
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Verster Avenue, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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+27 21 444 9744
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

A beautiful nature reserve with amazing views in a safe environment. Picnics and a lovely coffee shop after a strenuous hike or a casual walk!

Thank Liezl L
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

a quiet, relaxing walk with a friend, enjoying the birdlife and wild flowers, and watching a group of young people enjoying the outdoors... other walkers, some rambling, some serious hikers on their way down from the higher ridges...we rewarded ourselves with a delicious coffee and...More

1  Thank Barbara R
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Reviewed February 24, 2017

Helderberg Nature Reserve is a beautiful place for a day out. Surrounding the car park are lawns perfect for a picnic or games. Alternatively there is the Oak Café which serves delicious breakfasts and lunches or just cool drinks under the trees. Nearby is the...More

1  Thank Christine180250
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Reviewed February 23, 2017

we spent a morning climbing the mountain and there are some amazing views at the top, i would recommenced going early in the morning as by mid day it can get very very hot

1  Thank rossh748
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Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Hiking trails for the fit and unfit alike, we could take our 4 year old hiking with us without a problem. There is a restaurant on the premises that I can't wait to visit!

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Reviewed February 14, 2017

Such a gem of a place. Views galore if you want to break away from the rat race. The peace and quite is amazing and is great for picnics on Sundays as well.

Thank Stefanus B
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

This Nature Reserve is within easy reach and very inexpensive. Take a picnic and sit on the lawns or enjoy a walk around the fynbos and enjoy the spectacular views. Look out for the local bok or maybe see a tortoise. There is a coffee...More

Thank Christine L
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

Good experience all round. The Nature Reserve offers a wide selection of trails to suit everyone from older age to seriously experienced hikers. Probably best to visit in flower season - it was a bit bare in january. The views down to Somerset west/gordons bay...More

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed January 29, 2017

Absolutely stunning natural reserve, a MUST visit while in this area. Many different trails, one for any level of fitness, the efforts are rewarded by amazing views of the Helderberg basin and all the way to Cape Town and beyond. Only the marks for the...More

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Reviewed January 26, 2017

Lovely relaxing place to take a picnic and experience nature for a few hours. Lovely walks and area's to explore for all ages.

1  Thank 976neil
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22Mickey
September 15, 2017|
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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
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