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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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Breath of fresh Helderberg air

A reserve worth visiting. Very well laid out paths for everybody to enjoy, beginner to expert. One... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
HelenaBougas
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Somerset West, South Africa
Lovely peaceful reserve

It is worth seeking out this beautiful peaceful reserve although it is quite hidden away. The lower... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Des Langford
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Yorkshire
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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” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
Verster Avenue, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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+27 21 444 9744
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"false bay"
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"information centre"
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"wild flowers"
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"small restaurant"
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"sunday evening"
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"awesome views"
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"bird life"
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"hour walk"
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"different levels"
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"coffee shop"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 13 February 2018

My wife and I, plus daughter and partner deliberately chose to visit this area as it sounded so attractive. It certainly lived up to our expectations. Perfectly located in a most beautiful district, it offered so many possibilities of trails and natural scenery. The day...More

Thank bandbdaniels
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

I was more than once at the nature reserve.Kids love playing there and its perfect for a picnic.I had a year card but I dit not go enough to really benefit from it.

Thank NadinePottie
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Peace and quiet on my doorstep. I can loose and find myself there. Ideal place for solo and family visits

1  Thank Peter E
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

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

1  Thank David N
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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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