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Helderberg Nature Reserve

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If you are into picnicking with your family or walking and hiking, a visit to the Helderberg Nature... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2017
Somerset West, South Africa
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Nice place for a picnic in touch with nature

We went to the reserve and ate at the restaurant three oaks and walked around with little one... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2017
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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 May 2, 2017 via mobile

If you are into picnicking with your family or walking and hiking, a visit to the Helderberg Nature Reserve is a must. There is a large lawned area for picnics under beautiful oak trees and a number of walking/hiking trails suited to all levels of...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

We went to the reserve and ate at the restaurant three oaks and walked around with little one . They served the best hamburgers I ever had and great service . We sat outside and really peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.

1  Thank BertusF11
Reviewed April 18, 2017

What a wonderful place to go to stretch the legs or just relax under the trees on the soft green grass. There are many hiking trails on the slopes of the Helderberg that are well sign posted, colour coded and safe enough to walk alone....More

Thank EricM6492
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Helderberg Nature Reserve is what made me fall in love with Somerset West! We are regular visitors to the nature reserve and particularly enjoy Sunday morning walks. The trails offered vary from mild to wild and the views are simply amazing! Well maintained routes and...More

1  Thank Melanie F
Reviewed April 5, 2017

The Nature Reserve is kept clean and feels very safe. We did a one and a half hour walk along the laid out trails and very soon were walking through lovely fynbos and copious protea bushes with lovely views over False Bay and the Hottentots...More

1  Thank roccov1234
Reviewed April 4, 2017

This is an ideal place to come together as a family and enjoy the day under ample of shady big trees and green grass. they also have a coffee shop and curio shop that you can visit.

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Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

I stopped off to buy a map which did not help much. The paths are not well marked and got lost on the way back to the car park. They should paint stones the colour of the route to show which road leads in that...More

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed March 18, 2017

There was a devastating fire a few weeks earlier, but it was still a worthwhile visit. Wonderful diversity and great walks up the mountain.

Thank jhnel
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
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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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