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.
Picnic SpotsBring your picnic basket! Regretabbly 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
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
The latest newsletter is available for download in English and Afrikaans.Newsletter in English – Nov 2018Newsletter in Afrikaans – Nov 2018
The latest newsletter is available for download in English and Afrikaans.English Newsletter – July 2018Afrikaans Newsletter – July 2018
The Friends of Helderberg Nature Reserve hold their Annual General Meeting in the second week of May.All are welcome.Time: Wednesday 9th May 2018 at 17:30.Venue: the Mike Woods Environmental Education Centre in the Reserve.AgendaWelcome and...
Given our current drought conditions I was almost hoping for a cancelled hack when it rained during the night. By the time we started to hack the rain was over, but we had received a welcome 16mm. It was probably just as well the rain didn’t stop the...
Membership of the FriendsIt’s time to renew your membership of the Friends which expires at the end of March. The good news is that the fees will remain the same, as does the procedure. All that will change is the colour of the sticker you will receive...
MembershipBecome 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.