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Helderberg Nature Reserve

Cnr. Helderberg Nature Reserve Road / Verster Avenue, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: Hiking, camping and bird watching are the top attractions in this majestic wildlife sanctuary...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: Hiking, camping and bird watching are the top attractions in this majestic wildlife sanctuary nestled on the lower slopes of Helderberg Mountain.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Another beautiful afternoon in the Helderberg, and what better way to spend it than getting back to nature in the beautiful Helderberg Nature Reserve, with a picnic, and some great home-spun musicians! A real Community event! For only R50 (less than 3GPB, $5 and 4Euro!) you get 2 hours of great music, in this case, a highly competent tribute to... More 

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Cape Town South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is really a hidden gem, go prepared to stay for the day. There is a little restaurant, but you can also take your drinks and snacks and sit under the oaks. The walks from the picnic area are varied. You can go short/medium and long walks. The children will love this reserve. There is an information building, which also... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very nice hike Enjoy the real nature on a mountain slope with a cooling brise of southester and sundays concerts

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Reading, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is a gem of a place in Somerset West. Great for birding,walking and flora. Nice cafe and visitors centre. Walks of various lengths and difficulty. Staff & volanteers very friendly and helpful

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Montagu, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Something to see, the beautiful views and lovely trees. The nice tea room near by is ok, and the people were helpful and happy to tell us about the history of the area.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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79 reviews 79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We stayed in Somerset West and found this resrve to be worth a hike. Good place for nature lovers, only thing we didn't like was that the paths were not marked at all.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Nature is all around you, but you can enjoy a Picnic or visit the Restaurant, great walks can be taken and it feels great.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My first visit to the nature reserve and the hiking trails, well maintained and a huge choice helps to choose one to suit your fitness levels. Spent a wonderful five hours heading upwards to have views across to the sea,quite stunning, almost felt like you were in a plane looking down on an amazing landscape.Highly recommend a visit to this... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Loved the experience the outdoors is awesome and great play and learning area for the kiddies.Lots to see great exercise walking close to the mountain...lovely outdoor experience...

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Cape Town
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Helderberg Nature Reserve is literally on my doorstep. I often visit for a good walk or hike as well as a great place for photography. The views of False bay and the mountains are exceptional and the huge variety of fynbos and bird life, make it a great place for photographers. The picnic area is very well kept and... More 

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