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Helderberg Nature Reserve

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Longer or shorter easy (even whhelchair friendly) and more exerted walks and lovely views of False Bay

Helderberg Nature Reserve is a very popular place for the locals with many early birds doing a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Strand, South Africa
Lovely place to spend the day out in nature with the family

lovely and peaceful with a little coffee shop clean bathrooms and nature walks or hikes depending... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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
Verster Avenue, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 444 9744
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All reviews wild flowers indigenous plants awesome views coffee shop lovely picnic small entrance fee great place to visit hike fynbos hiking walks proteas paths footpath trial tortoises restaurant
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Helderberg Nature Reserve is a very popular place for the locals with many early birds doing a hike. The big old trees and expansive lawns make for a perfect picnic spot (no fires though!) for the whole family or a secluded romantic tucked away shelter....More

Thank chrisgroen10
Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely and peaceful with a little coffee shop clean bathrooms and nature walks or hikes depending on what you want. Available for birthday parties or family get togethers or just spending time out in nature.

Thank infoO4512ZW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favorite place to go hiking or trail running or bird watching in the Winelands. Peaceful and beautiful without bikes or dogs off leashes. Feel safe and comfortable. Crime not an issue.

Thank StuartC2451
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Went for a day out...and we were amazed at the various fynbos that was in full bloom. Amazing. The place is ckean, well maintained and staff friendly. Perfect for a family.

Thank Gerhard V
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Spending the day at the nature reserve is definetly a wonderful experience. The Kids love it every time

Thank Saskia L
Reviewed 28 August 2018 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 13 August 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 7 August 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 7 August 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 24 July 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
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15 September 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