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Helderberg Nature Reserve

Cnr. Helderberg Nature Reserve Road / Verster Avenue, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
21 8514060
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: Helderberg Nature Reserve is my favourite place in all the world! It has so much to offer in a comparatively small space, nestling in the foothills... more »
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Somerset West, South Africa
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100 reviews 100 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you enjoy walking, bird watching or hiking through proteas and forests past a lake with magnificent scenery and landscapes then this is a must. It is inexpensive to visit so value for money is excellent. Picnic facilities are clean and have lots of lawn covering.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Love the fact that is well kept, and the wildlife wander among st you. Nice to sit and enjoy a picnic and just go a for a walk through the various paths available for you to get closer to nature and enjoy the view over the Basin.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Helderberg Nature Reserve is a community treasure. kept in impeccable condition by both professional conservators and an enthusiastic volunteer corps, this is the place to explore the local flora and fauna on long or short walks along well marked and kept trails. The restaurant serves refreshments and light meals and the newly refurbished Visitors' Centre is a source of... More

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Strand, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This place is preferably good for picnic. It has nice garden away from town crowd. Also once can go for hiking from this place.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This nature reserve is well worth a visit and there is an eatery and all sorts of attractions. A picnic area is designated for families and children's parties, etc.

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Strand, South Africa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Firstly, just to go and sit down and relax under the big old trees. Then there is different activities like the Echo Rangers for the children to join. Hiking trails for adults. During summer months there is music shows at sunset to enjoy. But remember it is a Nature Reserve ...so NO FIRES! Pack your own picnic basket.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

A family favourite over the years, the Friends of the Helderberg continue to sustain a delightful and very special area of Cape flora and fauna. There is also a vibrant education centre providing access to the wilderness to those who would not usually be able to have such opportunities. Well worth exploring the trails and taking in the magnifcent views.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Last night's rain illuminated the dew droplets on the fynbos, proteas and watsonia ... enjoyed an amazing morning ascending the West Peak from the western side - peace, quiet, birds and well marked paths (signage, trail pebbles and cairns) to assist a solo ascend in the thick mist on the mountain face ... the effort was rewarded shortly after arrival... More

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Wheaton, Illinois
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37 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

stunning views of the Mountains and just beautiful nature in its glory went to a concert there last Sunday ( Jan 2014 what a nice venue for a Summer music sun downer . will go back again and again

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Great spot to take in fresh air and relax whilst picnicking under the shady trees. Walks offer spectacular views and one can expect to come bump into a tortoise or two...

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