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.

Events

We host regular nature walks and hikes,
the popular “Concerts in the Park”
and our newly “Helderberg Book Festival” events.

Restaurant

The restaurant is closed until further notice.

News & Events

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2024

FRIENDS OF THE HELDERBERG NATURE RESERVE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 08 May 2023 at 5.00pm Environmental Centre Please click on the documents below for your consideration: AGM 2024 Agenda  AGM 2023 Minutes      

Trails in Fire and Flood

Both savage in their own ways; both devastate, but they also cleanse and renew - an extremely interesting read on their effect on the landscape. Click here to read the report.

APRIL 2024 NEWSLETTER

Apr 4, 2024 The Friends Newsletter for April 2024 is available as a PDF. Click HERE to read our newsletter.

NOVEMBER 2023 NEWSLETTER

Nov 29, 2023 The Friends Newsletter for November 2023 is available as a pdf. Click HERE to read our newsletter.

JULY 2023 NEWSLETTER

Jul 25, 2023 The Friends Newsletter for July 2023 is available as a pdf. Click HERE to read our newsletter.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2023

FRIENDS OF THE HELDERBERG NATURE RESERVE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 10 May 2023 at 5.00pm Please click on the documents below for your consideration: HNR_AGENDA_FOR_MEETING_10_MAY_2023 2022_AGM_Minutes.02

Membership

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

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