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Address: Verster Avenue, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 444 9744
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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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A wonderful place and so safe

We walk here every weekend and love it. We are fortunate to have an early riser key and even with few people around we know we are safe. Many women run and walk alone. Stunning... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Meriel B
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walk here every weekend and love it. We are fortunate to have an early riser key and even with few people around we know we are safe. Many women run and walk alone. Stunning views, very well marked and well kept paths, lovely plants and flowers, lots of rest benches. Great for the whole family. Lawns at the parking... More 

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Somerset West
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Helderberg Nature Reserve offers wonderful trails for the average walker, as well as more challenging ones for the fit/experienced .hikers.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

A beautiful place to visit and spend the day and go for relaxing walks with several routes to follow. One also can walk up the Helderberg from here. On the walks one enjoys fabulous views towards the ocean. A great place to picnic as well on the lawns under the trees. There are also summer concerts hosted here...in summer of... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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104 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This was a wonderful way to spend some quality time with my son as we admired nature and the wonderful vistas. it is so unspoiled and caters to those who want to linger and walk gently at the bottom and have a picnic or do more strenuous hikes up the mountain. Come appropriately dressed as most of the paths are... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Excellent for enjoying beautiful flowers, birds, views of the Helderberg mountains and of coure False Bay

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Went on a hike up the mountain. Jogged down with the main footpath. The view over Somerset West and Gordan's Bay/Strand area is amazing. Not overcrowded like most of the other reserves.

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104 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Great hikes with very diverse vegetation. Different spectrum of plants from other nearby reserves. Nice display identifying the plants. Clearly popular with the locals who picnic here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Nice nature reserve. Lovely views of Heldberg mountain. Nice walks and hikes. Nice to visit to get close to nature.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Really a beautiful nature reserve with lovely hiking trails. Unfortunately you can get easily lost as the trails are mostly not indicated. Only when you are already higher up, you find some signs. Next to this, It is really deplorable that they do not accept Wild Cards at entrance.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Many easy to not so easy trails. Climbing to the summit is very rewarding. Fantastic views over the valleys and ocean. Remember to take enough drinking water. It gets very hot during summer months.

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