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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Must be for sure the top attraction in Somerset West. Perfect for a picnic..for going on one of many trails in the mountain. It is safe..it is beautiful..Just a must..

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wilderness, western cape
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This nature reserve is a great place to visit and a wonderful place for a relaxed picnic on the lawns under the shade of lovely old oak trees. There is plenty of space for children to play and adults to relax. Take bread with you to feed the ducks on the dams, our grand children really enjoy doing this. There... More

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Helderberg Nature Reserve is a great place to take your kids for a walk. There are several trails you can choose from and a great way to get outdoors and see our beautiful region.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Enjoy family time with options for hiking and enjoying the scenery. Get in early for a spot as it can get busy

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Gordons Bay, South Africa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

They offer 7 different walking trails within the boundaries of the reserve, two extend beyond into the Cape Nature area, which makes it very safe, one can not be surprised by the opportunistic thief. The trails cover different levels, thus almost anyone can either go for a serious hike or just a leisure stroll. They also have picnic facilities at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

must Climb the mountian.e not to intence different clims to suit all. the view is amazing.Have now done it 3 times

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The Helderberg Nature Reserve is a glorious place to while away an afternoon, either alone or with friends and family. There are a number of hikes on offer catering for all level of walkers and enthusiasm. The longer ones obviously require a little more traditional preparation for a good few hours' walking but the shorter ones can be done easily... More

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Somerset West, South Africa
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37 helpful votes 37 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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