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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 delightful, peaceful and refreshing morning visit. Beautiful surroundings.

My wife and I, plus daughter and partner deliberately chose to visit this area as it sounded so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bandbdaniels
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London, United Kingdom
Nature is beautiful

I was more than once at the nature reserve.Kids love playing there and its perfect for a picnic.I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
NadinePottie
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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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"small restaurant"
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"lovely picnic"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Peter E
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Reviewed 5 weeks 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
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Victoria201154
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 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
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 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
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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
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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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