Nature is calling
– Helderberg Nature Reserve –
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
Newsletter - Nov 2019 Nuusbrief - Nov 2019
Dear Members – Friends of the Helderberg It is with regret that we have to announce that we will NOT be running the summer concert program this season. The reasons for this very difficult decision are as follows: Volunteers are becoming increasingly difficult to...
Newsletter - July 2019 Nuusbrief - Julie 2019
Dear Members Alec Dampies, whose friendly face at the Reserve entrance kiosk you all know, is retiring at the end of July after 27 years of service to the City and the Helderberg Nature Reserve in particular. A short stop and chat with Alec as you enter has become an...
FRIENDS OF THE HELDERBERG NATURE RESERVE MINUTES OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 15 MAY 2019 AT 17.30 IN THE MIKE WOODS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTRE PRESENT: Committee: Mrs Penny Clifton Smith (Chairman). Mr Peter Blaine, Mrs Freya Brett, Mrs Margie Humphries, Mr...
The Friends of Helderberg Nature Reserve hold their Annual General Meeting in the second week of May. All are welcome. Time: Wednesday 15th May 2019 at 17:30. Venue: the Mike Woods Environmental Education Centre in the Reserve. Agenda Welcome and Apologies...
To all visitors of the Helderberg Nature Reserve Notice of a one off cycling event within the Helderberg Nature Reserve Where: Lower portions of the Watsonia Trail and the western portion of the Protea TrailDate: Friday 22 March 2019 Time: From approximately 08:00 –...
Nuusbrief - Maart 2019
Newsletter - March 2019
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.