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Helderberg Nature Reserve

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Beautiful Nature Reserve in Somerset West

This is truly a beautiful nature reserve in the heart of Somerset West. My family and I frequent it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hargraves888
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Somerset West, South Africa
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Nature on our doorstep

With family we decided to take a hike in the Helderberg Nature Reserve. Nature at it's best on our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
burgerjp
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Parow, South Africa
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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
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Verster Avenue, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is truly a beautiful nature reserve in the heart of Somerset West. My family and I frequent it on a regular basis. There are different hikes to suit everyone's fitness levels. Also a very popular spot for picnics. This reserve is well looked after...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With family we decided to take a hike in the Helderberg Nature Reserve. Nature at it's best on our doorstep only a stone throw out of Cape Town. The reserve is exceptionally clean and safe to hike with various distances for all age groups. A...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favourite mountain bike locations. Beautiful between the proteas and lots of climbing, which means great down hill riding! You pay for an annual riding board or per visit, when you enter the farm.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank miakruger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From a good old jog to some hectic hiking, from a relaxing walk to a chilled picnic afternoon .... this place has it all. And one cannot forget the birdlife and beautiful protea bushes! The reserve is an absolute gem situated in Somerset West.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely recommended for a shorter or even longer and complicated hike. However signalisation is not good, as signs are not on many corners or crossroads. It’s good enough though so you don’t get lost.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RaphaelB9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Escape the hustle and bustle of town and just on our doorstep is the magnificent Helderberg Nature Reserve where you can walk around the dam and feed the ducks with your little ones, or picnic on the lawns. For the more energetic, there are lovely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anne G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

just beautiful, hikes ,lovely place to be in nature and enjoy the views etc beautiful flora and fauna

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 173alexandra
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

I've been visiting the nature reserve for over 20 years. I go twice a week to walk. It is always lovely,well kept, clean and beautiful. All the walks are lovely and the hikes a must (Not advisable to do Woodies Walk, Leopards Loop, The Dome...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bonnie v
Reviewed December 27, 2018

Going for a hike in the Helderberg Nature Reserve, is like taking a peep into what Paradise must have been like. A walk around the dam with the waterlilies in bloom, and the reflections of the mountains in the water is very precious. The boardwalk...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 234ronelle
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Lovely nature walks,easy or more strenuous. Space to find a spot for a picnic! Even a shop with souvenirs for the shopaholic.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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
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