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.


We host regular nature walks & hikes,
hacks and our very popular
“Concerts in the park” event.


The restaurant is closed until further notice.

News & Events

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...

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.