Helderberg Nature Reserve


Initially a wild flower garden, the 407-hectare Helderberg Nature Reserve was proclaimed a reserve in 1960 to preserve an important enclave of Mesic Mountain Fynbos.

Along with the incredible plant diversity, the reserve has a rich fauna. Visitors can experience bontebok grazing at any time of the day and some 169 species of birds have been recorded. Look out for three types of tortoise – the mountain tortoise, the angulate tortoise and the padloper.

There are several lovely walking trails, of which only the Brown Route is non-circular. Facilities in the reserve include an information centre, plant herbarium, gift shop, indigenous nursery, resource centre, walking paths and benches, Oak Café restaurant, picnic area, facilities for the disabled and ablutions.

Helderberg Nature Reserve Map

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Accommodation near Helderberg Nature Reserve

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R4500
1 night, 2 adults

Villa Somerset

Sleeps 12 Erinvale Golf Estate Self-catering in Erinvale Golf Estate
0.62km from Helderberg Nature Reserve

This luxurious villa is situated in the prestigious Erinvale Golf Estate in Somerset West, in the he...

from R750
1 night, 2 adults

Kelyn Self-catering

Sleeps 2 Golden Hill Self-catering in Golden Hill
1.03km from Helderberg Nature Reserve

This self-catering cottage is set in a large, tranquil, shaded garden with a swimming pool and beaut...

from R900
1 night, 2 adults

Krönstadt Villa

Sleeps 8 Natures Valley (CT) Self-catering in Natures Valley (CT)
1.40km from Helderberg Nature Reserve

At the foot of the Helderberg Mountain, set in a park-like garden, you will find Krönstadt Villa, an...

from R950
1 night, 2 adults

Alfie's Cottage Self Catering

Sleeps 2 Golden Hill Self-catering in Golden Hill
1.43km from Helderberg Nature Reserve

Alfie's Cottage is a beautifully renovated cottage on a property bordering the Helderberg Nature Res...

from R2000
1 night, 2 adults

Villa Bavaria

Sleeps 6 Helderrand Self-catering in Helderrand
1.58km from Helderberg Nature Reserve

Situated in an upmarket suburb of Somerset West with breathtaking sea and mountain views, Villa Bava...

from R995
1 night, 2 adults


Sleeps 2 Helderrand Self-catering in Helderrand
1.61km from Helderberg Nature Reserve

Keravic offers comfortable, homely self-catering accommodation, with spectacular views of the Helder...

from R1100
1 night, 2 adults

Villa Du Sud Guest Lodge

Sleeps 18 Spanish Farm Ext 1 Guest House in Spanish Farm Ext 1
1.64km from Helderberg Nature Reserve

Villa Du Sud is situated at the foot of the Helderberg, next to the Helderberg Nature Reserve in Som...

from R1300
1 night, 2 adults

Hottentots Mountian View Guest House

Sleeps 14 Helderrand Guest House in Helderrand
1.69km from Helderberg Nature Reserve

from R2500
1 night, 2 adults

Helderberg Forest Boutique Lodge

Sleeps 26 Spanish Farm Ext 1 Lodge, Spanish Farm Ext 1 Self-catering in Spanish Farm Ext 1
1.70km from Helderberg Nature Reserve

A stylish collection of spacious Suites, Cottages and the Penthouse. Enjoy complimentary Spa facilit...

from R760
1 night, 2 adults

Beaumont Cottage

Sleeps 3 Somerset West Self-catering in Somerset West
1.83km from Helderberg Nature Reserve

Beaumont Cottage offers comfortable, affordable and spacious self-catering accommodation in the quie...

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