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, 

Teeming with life,  it’s a perfect exploring ground for young and old and offers a true break-away from the city rush.

What to do at Helderberg Nature Reserve

Explore the best our Nature Reserve has to offer:

Nature Walks

There are several walks in the Reserve, ranging from 2.2km to a 7 hour hike.

Picnic Spots

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.

Visitors Centre

Open 7 days a week. Visit our gift shop,
apply for annual membership.


We host regular nature walks & hikes,
hacks and our very popular
“Concerts in the park” event.


The restaurant is closed until further notice.

News & Events


The Friends Newsletter for March 2022 is available as a pdf. Click HERE to read our newsletter.2022 MARCH FHNR NEWSLETTER


The Oak Café is closed until further notice. Please click here for more information.2021 OAK CAFE INFO

November 2021 Newsletter

The Friends Newsletter for November is available as a pdf.FHNR_NovemberNewsletter2021 Click HERE to read our newsletter.


The Friends Newsletter for July is available as a pdf. FHNR_JulyNewsletter2021 Click HERE to read our newsletter.

Virtual AGM 12th May 2021

FRIENDS OF THE HELDERBERG NATURE RESERVE VIRTUAL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 12th May 2021 at 5.00pm Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, this year's AGM will once again be held virtually. All members are welcome Please send us an email if you will be joining the AGM...

Information Center Opening

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...


Become an Annual Member and enjoy free entry at any time. 

In joining you can contribute to the reserve and receive benefits too.