Welcome to our corner of paradise

The Helderberg Nature Reserve is situated in Somerset West on the slopes of the beautiful Helderberg Mountain overlooking False Bay.

There are picnic spots, a visitor centre, our gift shop, exhibitions and hiking trails for young and old. Enjoy our abundant birdlife, stroll around and watch the tortoises lazily mowing our lawns.


Tree fund

Please see our appeal to replace trees that were damaged in the recent storm: Trees down – let’s bring back the shade


Download a PDF copy of our Introduction the the Helderberg Nature Reserve brochure.

The Friends of Helderberg Nature Reserve

The friends is a volunteer group that provides support to the reserve.
For more information, see the Friends page and consider joining the Friends.
In joining you can contribute to the reserve and receive benefits too.
For more information see the Join the friends page.
You will also find details of how to obtain an Early Riser Key.


Why don’t you also check out our Facebook page?

Click a link to our facebook site:
facebook www.facebook.com/helderbergnaturereserve
If you ‘LIKE’ our page, you will get automatic updates of any changes taking place.

Finding your way around this site

Contact information and the latest news is in the Information column to the right of the page.

More in-depth information can be found using the links at the top of the page.
The how to get here page has directions and a map.

Take a look at what’s on in the events calendar.