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Helderberg Nature Reserve

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Address: Verster Avenue, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
Phone Number: 021 444 9744
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Description: Hiking, camping and bird watching are the top attractions in this majestic...
Hiking, camping and bird watching are the top attractions in this majestic wildlife sanctuary nestled on the lower slopes of Helderberg Mountain. O
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Nice family outing.

Great afternoon out. The trails could be a little better marked. Pity about the attitude of waiter of restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Great afternoon out. The trails could be a little better marked. Pity about the attitude of waiter of restaurant.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Helderberg Nature Reserve is only a few minutes drive from the centre of Somerset West. It is extremely well managed and provides an opportunity for both leisurely and difficult walks, good panoramic views over the ocean and plenty to see flora and fauna wise. Evening and early morning walks, as well as stargazing are great attractions. The Restaurant, which is... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Lovely outdoor fun with kids. Pack a picnic basket and have a lovely picnic on the grass while the kids play on the jungle gym or on the grass. Take a lovely stroll along wooden decking to view birds, plants along the natural water dams. If you up for some real hiking...take one of the hiking trails. there is a... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great place for all ages. Take a picnic and sit on the lawns while the small kids play in a safe environment. Or take a walk/hike on various paths - some suitable for young children as well. Wheelchair friendly boardwalks around the dam etc. Lovely peaceful place to be. Summer months music concerts are hold on a Sunday late afternoon.... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Friends of the HNR made a real effort to promote their Valentine's Day star gazing event which was a fund raiser. We had the opportunity to do a night walk in the reserve under the guidance of a field ranger which was insightful and a privilege. Ended of with opportunity to do star gazing with volunteers providing telescopes. All... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

There are different routes to walk and they are clearly marked with different colours. Visit the kiosk and get valuable and helpfull info regarding the weather, what to wear ect. A good worko if you plan to walk/run the longer sections, but all worth the while!

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leyland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

There nothing to dislike about the place, if you like nature you will enjoy the peace and quiet. There are broad walks taking you around the lake and also hiking routes. There is a small cafe and gift shop in the car park. Also a picnic area.

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Cape Town South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We live 15 minutes drive from the Reserve. As Birdwatchers, Fynbos and Wildflower lovers it is the best place to be! Our children did their first hiking here....... now their children walk the same paths! Ideal place to have a picnic or your little one's birthday party.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

An amazing venue for a short hikes, trail running, simply a stroll, photography excursion, a picnic with friends and family or a visit to their delightful coffee shop. The views are amazing and it provides you with that just needed break from the rush of daily work.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Helderberg Nature Reserve is very well looked after. It has a great picnic area and also nice hiking trials. There is a coffee shop for young and old (for those without a picnic basket). For a normal any-day outing in good weather, this is the place. PS: My four-year old son and I enjoy the trial around the dam.

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