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

Outdoor Active App

Never get lost in the Reserve again:  Free Download, Outdoor Active App for Smartphones, can be used all over the world.


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.