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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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A walk through a beautiful natural garden

Seeing the numerous Proteas and Silver leaf trees; listening to the accents of all those tourists... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jaxxinn
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Vancouver, Canada
Recharge in unspoilt nature !

This is a definite "happy" place - to breathe the air, admire the flowers and marvel at the view... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ExpostaySA
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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
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hiking trails” (10 reviews)
“west peak” (5 reviews)
“false bay” (12 reviews)
LOCATION
Verster Avenue, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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+27 21 444 9744
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"hiking trails"
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"west peak"
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"false bay"
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"information centre"
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"music concerts"
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"wild flowers"
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"small restaurant"
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"sunday evening"
in 3 reviews
"awesome views"
in 4 reviews
"bird life"
in 7 reviews
"hour walk"
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"different levels"
in 3 reviews
"peace and tranquility"
in 3 reviews
"coffee shop"
in 10 reviews
"lovely picnic"
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"safe environment"
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"small entrance fee"
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Reviewed 6 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I was fortunate enough to hike this morning. The reserve was quiet as it was a Tuesday morning. I have holes here several times. It is always great to see how the reserve is taken care of.

1  Thank Clinton C
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

If you are wanting a place to find peace and tranquility then this is the place to go to. Great walks and a photographer's paradise.

1  Thank wayneY1967NE
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Coffee shop could do with an upgrade. We went on Sunday morning and had some troublefinding parking. Eventually did but had to walk a long way to the entrance to the paths. A car guard would be a great help but I realise funds are...More

Thank louvain2017
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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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