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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 hike to West Peak

This is a 5-6 hour hike and is well worth the effort. You start from the visitor centre. The first... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
David N
Peaceful and well maintained

We didnt go hiking but rather enjoyed Boxing Day under the trees in the park. It had a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cape Town Central, 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” (4 reviews)
Verster Avenue, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 444 9744
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a 5-6 hour hike and is well worth the effort. You start from the visitor centre. The first hour is along wide, stony roads, but the path soon becomes a narrow one. Once you leave the Nature Reserve the marking is not good,...More

Thank David N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didnt go hiking but rather enjoyed Boxing Day under the trees in the park. It had a wonderful family driven atmosphere with clean facilities.

Thank MG051977
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery, but the footpaths are not well marked. Great for enjoying the outdoors and picnic on the lawn

Thank Victoria201154
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful afternoon spent doing the Leopard trial. Best to take proper hiking shoes or at least tekkies. We had a lovely picnic type lunch at a shaded bench with wonderful views. The plants, proteas and fynbos was amazing. Essential to take enough water and use...More

Thank Alouette B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of friends met for breakfast at the oak cafe, breakfast was inexpensive and very well prepared. The hiking trails are very well maintained and it's definitely worth a visit awesome scenery and plant life. There are also concerts held during the year .

Thank Ronald R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time all the way up with some running involved. A tough climb, yet completely worth it. Beautiful and diverse. Have yet to get to the Dome - hopefully next time!

Thank Jarryd I
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Serene, quiet and beautiful place for a picnic or a walk. Small entrance fee which goes towards the upkeep of the place, which we gladly paid! We relaxed under a huge tree, brought our own picnic with some friends. Even had a tortoise come and...More

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Wide open spaces. Perfect for a picnic. Kids love it. Great outdoors. Check out the live music on Sundays during summer. Good ablution facilities. Many mountain trails for the more adventurous. And a coffee shop.

Thank Louis1000
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is the perfect place to spend a quiet Sunday morning reading the paper or having a picnic with the family. The trail paths are all well marked and if you venture to the top of the Helderberg mountain, the views are spectacular. Overall a...More

Thank H5375VRmikeh
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I just love this place! Every single time I go, come rain or shine, we've had a lovely time. It is not always about the people, the walks are lovely and each time, different blooms to appreciate. The little café is also quite decent

Thank DevineWard
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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