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Helderberg Nature Reserve

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Hiking, and spending time in the most scenic spot in Somerset west

Honestly was the perfect day, staff so so friendly... make you feel welcome, the bathrooms could do... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Nothing soothes the soul or challenges the body like a visit to Helderberg. The indigenous, wild... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
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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
Verster Avenue, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 444 9744
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly was the perfect day, staff so so friendly... make you feel welcome, the bathrooms could do with a revamp thou but everything else was just fine

Thank MatthewM5441
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Nothing soothes the soul or challenges the body like a visit to Helderberg. The indigenous, wild vegetation is beautiful all year round; the bird life is abundant; the trails are well-kept and lovely, and a hike to the top of the mountain is simply breathtaking...More

Thank KatieE1650
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Nature...... indeed for me a place of tranquility. The best setting for me, to get closure to the God of creation. The peaceful walks, the birds singing...... the place is just so refreshing, it lifts your spirit. When you walk or sit in the reserve,...More

1  Thank Andrew H
Reviewed August 6, 2018

There are several options to take, enjoy gentle walks or for the serious hiker a walk up the Helderberg. Take the children for picnics in summer or enjoy a sunset concert on a Sunday. There is a coffee shop to indulge in after a walk

1  Thank Loretta T
Reviewed July 24, 2018

we are fortunate enough to have a mountain in our back garden that we can climb, see birds, wild flowers and enjoy all the splendour that mother nature has to offer

Thank Karen W
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Besides the wonderful walking trails, the Nature Reserve is the perfect venue for family outings and picnics, with enough space for children to run around. A very reasonably priced Nature Reserve membership card allows one easy access any day of the week. Even on a...More

Thank theronmercia
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The Helderberg nature reserve is a fantastic place to enjoy a sunny day. Access is at a cost of approximatelyR30-40 per car- no extra cost for picnics (bring everything yourself). There are, however, some tables available and shady areas, little ponds and a stream where...More

Thank dbidoli
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Clean open areas Big trees providing shade Value for money Walking ways well marked Variety of walkways from not so fit to fit Lots to see Wonderful view of the Helderberg area

1  Thank WillemJM
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a hidden gem of which not enough people are aware. Wonderful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and get re-connected to nature. Lovely walking tracks amongst indigenous plants. Surprising number of birds and water fowl. Ideal venue for...More

1  Thank ficker
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Seeing the numerous Proteas and Silver leaf trees; listening to the accents of all those tourists around us was truly enjoyable.

Thank Jaxxinn
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September 15, 2017|
Response from DevineWard | Reviewed this property |
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