Helderberg Nature Reserve

Description

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

In and Around

Accommodation near Helderberg Nature Reserve

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

Villa Somerset |
from R4,500
1 night, 2 adults

Villa Somerset

Sleeps 12 Erinvale Golf Estate Private Home, 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...

Langkloof Villa |
from R5,000
1 night, 2 adults

Langkloof Villa

Sleeps 8 Erinvale Golf Estate Self-catering in Erinvale Golf Estate
0.99km from Helderberg Nature Reserve

Langkloof Villa is situated on the prestigious Erinvale Golf Estate in Somerset West, a mere 40 minu...

Kelyn Self-catering |
from R700
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...

Forest  Green Guest House |
from R750
1 night, 2 adults

Forest Green Guest House

Sleeps 12 Natures Valley (CT) Self-catering, Natures Valley (CT) Bed and Breakfast in Natures Valley (CT)
1.08km from Helderberg Nature Reserve

Forest Green is the perfect base from which to explore the tourism attractions of Cape Town, the Win...

Krönstadt Villa |
from R1,200
1 night, 2 adults

Krönstadt Villa

Sleeps 8 Natures Valley (CT) Private Home, 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...

Alfie's Cottage Self Catering |
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from R850
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...

Villa Bavaria |
from R1,700
1 night, 2 adults

Villa Bavaria

Sleeps 6 Helderrand Private Home, 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...

Villa Du Sud Guest Lodge |
from R1,100
1 night, 2 adults

Villa Du Sud Guest Lodge

Sleeps 18 Spanish Farm Ext 1 Guest House, Spanish Farm Ext 1 Bed and Breakfast 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...

Hottentots View Guest House |
from R1,100
1 night, 2 adults

Hottentots View Guest House

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

Accommodation in Western Cape, guesthouse in Somerset West. Come and enjoy this charming guest hous...

Helderberg Forest Boutique Lodge |
from R2,500
1 night, 2 adults

Helderberg Forest Boutique Lodge

Sleeps 26 Spanish Farm Ext 1 Lodge, Spanish Farm Ext 1 Self-catering, Spanish Farm Ext 1 Bed and Breakfast 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...

 
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