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Helderberg Nature Reserve

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Absolutely lovely reserve- a short way away from the centre

Helderberg Nature reserve is a lovely place to visit for locals but also for guests who happens to... read more

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Anette M
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Awesome reserve on our doorstep

We are fortunate to live close by and visit the reserve often. We have yearly access cards which... read more

Reviewed 2 days 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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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 days ago 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 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank chrisgroen10
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank infoO4512ZW
Reviewed 6 November 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 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