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Helderberg Nature Reserve

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Outdoor enjoyment at its best!

From a good old jog to some hectic hiking, from a relaxing walk to a chilled picnic afternoon... read more

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Somerset West, South Africa
Beautiful hiking spot

Absolutely recommended for a shorter or even longer and complicated hike. However signalisation is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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 yesterday

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
Thank jtraynor2018
Reviewed 3 days 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 5 days 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 6 days 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 13 December 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
Thank Wanderer816551
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Helderberg Nature reserve is a lovely place to visit for locals but also for guests who happens to be in Somerset west for a few days. Beautiful walks. We did part of the protea walk and enjoyed the flowers and the beautiful views. The information...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anette M
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

We are fortunate to live close by and visit the reserve often. We have yearly access cards which makes visiting this awesome reserve extremely easy and cost effective. The reserve is very well maintained with picnic space and a restuarant. The plant and bird species...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank surridge2018
Reviewed 13 November 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
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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