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Helderberg Nature Reserve

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Verster Avenue, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 444 9744
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Unspoilt nature and large open area for picnics

The Helderberg nature reserve is a fantastic place to enjoy a sunny day. Access is at a cost of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dbidoli
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Somerset West, South Africa
Great picnic spot

Clean open areas Big trees providing shade Value for money Walking ways well marked Variety of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WillemJM
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Somerset West, 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
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hiking trails” (10 reviews)
“west peak” (5 reviews)
“false bay” (12 reviews)
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Verster Avenue, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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+27 21 444 9744
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 7 June 2018

This is a definite "happy" place - to breathe the air, admire the flowers and marvel at the view. Don't miss it !

Thank ExpostaySA
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Amazing views of the Helderberg basin, a great place to either hike or picnic. hiker of all fitness levels can enjoy this beautiful mountain!

Thank Marcus H
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

A challenging walk if you tackle the 11 km __ be sure that you can actually do it before venturing into the extended walk . It is lovely and the view from the top is simply out of this world ! A " cold one...More

Thank Thom N
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

A reserve worth visiting. Very well laid out paths for everybody to enjoy, beginner to expert. One moment you are in the open air looking at the proteas, next moment you are walking through a rainforest and listening to a crackling stream and chattering birds....More

Thank HelenaBougas
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

It is worth seeking out this beautiful peaceful reserve although it is quite hidden away. The lower part has well tended gardens and is very pretty, much visited by families. The upper part has trails through the fynbos where it is easy top see the...More

Thank Des Langford
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

A regular stop of mine, great for hiking, trail running, picnics and just general relaxing. Hiking and running trails cater for all skill levels, even the more brave who enjoy proper mountain running, for a good hike you can easily spend the whole day on...More

Thank Reme L
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22Mickey
15 September 2017|
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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
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