Things to Do in Helderberg

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Waterworld Strand

Waterworld Strand

Fun Parks in Strand (9.6 km from Helderberg)

Waterworld Strand is a popular family fun park near Strand Beach. The water park has a kids’ waterslide, adventure play section, shaded Jacuzzi pool for parents, coffee shop and benches with umbrellas for picnics. The venue is protected from the wind and the pools are solar heated.

Helderberg Nature Reserve

Helderberg Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Somerset West (3 km from Helderberg)

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...

Helderberg Farm Red Route

Helderberg Farm Red Route

Hiking Trail in Helderberg (3.5 km from Helderberg)

Helderberg Farm Red Route meanders through a combination of forest and vineyards. On this route you will pass an enormous Rock Candle Wood tree, reputedly one of the largest of its kind in South Africa. Helderberg Farm Trails are open daily from 08:00 – 18:00. Hiking permits are available at the kiosk. Duration: 1 - 2 hours Difficulty: Easy...

Helderberg Farm Blue Route

Helderberg Farm Blue Route

Hiking Trail in Helderberg (3.5 km from Helderberg)

Helderberg Farm Blue Route starts in the forest and then ambles through the vineyards and up the foot of the Helderberg Mountain. At the top is a fabulous lookout point. This particular route is also ideal for mountain biking. Helderberg Farm Trails are open daily from 08:00 – 18:00. Hiking permits are available at the kiosk. Duration: 3.5 – 4...

Helderberg Farm

Helderberg Farm

Farms in Helderberg (3.5 km from Helderberg)

Helderberg Farm is your venue for outdoor activities, team building, parties, or other fun group activities. From hiking trails, mountain huts, 4x4 routes, mountain biking and gravel-carting to braai and picnic spots, tea garden, strawberry picking, paintballing and laser gaming. Situated on the foot of the Helderberg Mountain and looking out over...

Helderberg Farm Yellow Route

Helderberg Farm Yellow Route

Hiking Trail in Helderberg (3.6 km from Helderberg)

Hike through forests and vineyards on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains. Enjoy spectacular views over False Bay, Table Mountain and the Stellenbosch Winelands from the lookout platform. The Helderberg Farm Yellow Route passes through a combination of vineyards and forest. Helderberg Farm Trails are open daily from 08:00 – 18:00. Hiking...

Helderberg Farm Brown Route

Helderberg Farm Brown Route

Hiking Trail in Helderberg (3.6 km from Helderberg)

The Helderberg Farm Brown Route takes hikers up along the top of West Peak, presenting dramatic panoramic views over Somerset West, Strand, Stellenbosch and the Cape Peninsula. From here, there is an option to walk to the Dome, the highest point of the Helderberg Mountain. Helderberg Farm Trails are open daily from 08:00 – 18:00. Hiking permits...

Helderberg Farm Green Route

Helderberg Farm Green Route

Hiking Trail in Helderberg (3.6 km from Helderberg)

Helderberg Farm is situated in the foothills of the Helderberg Mountains between Somerset West and Stellenbosch. On offer are five interconnecting hiking trails, giving hikers the choice of over 20 km of scenic trails with various levels of difficulty. The Green Route footpath through the forest is suitable for young kids as well as elderly...

Helderberg Farm

Helderberg Farm

Fun Parks in Somerset West (3.6 km from Helderberg)

For a fun family experience or an adventurous day outdoors, go to Helderberg Farm. On offer are a 4x4 Route, Off-road Go Karts, paintball combat games and strawberries picking. Grab a bite to eat afterwards in the beautiful tea garden.

Art Creations Africa Sculpture Garden and Gallery

Art Creations Africa Sculpture Garden and Gallery

Galleries and Museums in Helderberg Estate (3.9 km from Helderberg)

Ogle hundreds of sensual stone effigies made by Zimbabwe’s talented Shona artists. Art Creations Africa is one of southern Africa’s largest exhibitors and exporters of the famous “Hard Rock" stone sculptures from Zimbabwe. Regular exhibitions are held at top hotels, art galleries, wine estates and botanical gardens around the world. See the Art...

Helderberg 4x4

Helderberg 4x4

Four By Four Trails in Helderberg (3.9 km from Helderberg)

The Helderberg 4x4 trail is just 7 km from Somerset West outside Cape Town, featuring an easy and enjoyable route for amateurs and skilful drivers alike. Drivers will start at the Helderberg Farm and obtain the necessary permits at the tea garden. The route is about 12 km long and well marked. Graded 3 to 4, you can avoid and skip certain...

Erinvale Golf Course

Erinvale Golf Course

Golf Courses in Somerset West (4.9 km from Helderberg)

Host of the World Cup 1996 and South African Airways Open 2003 and 2004, Erinvale is considered one of the best residential golf courses in South Africa. Designed by legendary course designer and golfer Gary Player, the course features many of his distinctive immaculate challenges.Stunning views, well established shade trees and the substantial...

Lourensford Estate

Lourensford Estate

Wine Estates in Somerset West (5 km from Helderberg)

Lourensford Estate offers a lot more than just wine – you can embark on a unique sensory and tasting experience. Nibble delicious nougat, chomp truffles and over 40 different types of chocolates or eyeball, sniff and sip at the wine tasting and more. There’s also a world class cheesery, coffee roastery, charming River Garden Deli & Eatery as...

Country Craft Market

Country Craft Market

Village Marketplaces in Somerset West (5.3 km from Helderberg)

The Southey's Vines Country Craft Market has been around for years. Open only during the summer months, your shopping experience will be enjoyable with the family in tow. You'll find crafters at every turn, selling everything from jewellery, clothing, trinkets, to home decorations. Hours are 08:00 to 13:00, and entry is free with plenty of free...

Vergelegen Wine Estate

Vergelegen Wine Estate

Wine Estates in Somerset West (5.5 km from Helderberg)

Officially part of the Helderberg Wine Route, Vergelegen is undeniably the best reason to visit the town of Somerset West. Not only are the Cape Dutch buildings national treasures, but the estate produces a range of South Africa's best wines.A notorious history precedes the grandiose estate, primarily built by Dutch East India Company slaves...