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
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 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...

Newsletter July 2020

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

Level 4 Lockdown

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...

Virtual AGM 13th May 2020

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...


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

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.