The Helderberg Nature Reserve is situated in Somerset West, 5 minutes from the guest house on the slopes of the beautiful Helderberg Mountain overlooking False Bay.
There are picnic spots, a visitors’ centre, our Guinea gift shop, exhibitions and hiking trails for young and old. Enjoy our abundant birdlife, stroll around and watch the tortoises lazily mowing our lawns.
The Reserve embraces a variety of landscapes, from the sheltered lawns and streams at its entrance to the Fynbos covered slopes and stretching as far as the cliff faces of the mountain.
The peaks above the Reserve are managed by Cape Nature and are accessible to hikers from the Reserve.
The Reserve covers 403 hectares – this includes Silwerboomkloof – and is owned and managed by the City of Cape Town for the enjoyment of residents and all visitors.
It was established 50 years ago and has been nurtured by the Helderberg community from its inception.
The Friends of Helderberg organisation supports conservation of the nature reserve through a wide range of projects and related activities.
Membership of the Friends is open to all persons who support its objectives in conservation and environmental education.
Members enjoy the privilege of free entry to the reserve during all opening times.