Nature is calling
– Helderberg Nature Reserve –
We are open
Photograph by Joe Smereczansky
Welcome to our corner of paradise
The Friends of the Helderberg Nature Reserve is situated in Somerset West on the slopes of the beautiful Helderberg Mountain overlooking False Bay,
What to do at Helderberg Nature Reserve
Explore the best our Nature Reserve has to offer:
There are several walks in the Reserve, ranging from 2.2km to a 7 hour hike.
Bring your picnic basket! Regretably no braai or gas burning equipment allowed.
Fauna & Flora
The rich natural environment is home to a wide variety of plant and animal life.
Open 7 days a week. Visit our gift shop,
apply for annual membership
or an early riser key.
We host regular nature walks & hikes,
hacks and our very popular
“Concerts in the park” event.
Independently run serving light meals,
coffees, soft drinks and picnics to order! Walk ins and groups welcome
News & Events
The Friends Newsletter for March is available as a pdf. March 2021 Newsletter
The Friends Newsletter for November is available as a pdf. NovemberNewsletter2020.pdf
The Information Centre at the Helderberg Nature Reserve will be opening again on Monday 21st September 2020. All Covid-19 regulations are to be adhered to. Please note that there is a large backlog of membership applications being processed, members are asked to be...
Dear Members and Friends At present all we can be certain of is change. In our previous communication we had hoped to have a period of grace for the use of members' 2019/2020 membership cards, but this is not possible. From Monday 20th July, members who do not have...
Dear Members and Friends, we are delighted to let you know that we will open on the 17th July 2020. Please note the Visitor Centre will remain closed until further notice. Gate entry fees apply unless you have renewed membership online, retain your proof of payment...
A special thank you to all our supporters and Friends during this difficult time. Hope to see you all soon and stay safe. Please read our latest quarterly newsletter for all details and information. Newsletter - July 2020 Nuusbrief - Julie 2020
Helderberg Nature Reserve to remain closed during Level 4 Lockdown. As per the National Lockdown Legislations and City of Cape Town directives as set out by the City Manager, all public facilities, including the Helderberg Nature Reserve will remain closed for now. We...
Dear Members NOTICE Friends Virtual AGM - 13th May 2020 - 5.00pm Due to the current lock-down in South Africa because of the Corona Virus, your management committee has decided to host this year’s AGM as a Virtual AGM. We will have available a Video Conferencing...
City Nature Challenge Bingo and Checklist. Click on the links below: BINGO CNC 2020 Lockdown Edition Checklist CNC 2020 Lockdown Edition
Covid-19 Reserve Closures 2020
In joining you can contribute to the reserve and receive benefits too. You can also apply for an Early Riser Key and gain access to the reserve from 5am.