Fun activities from 24 to 26 September to celebrate 50 years

Free entry to the Reserve from 24 September to 3 October 2010

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Helderberg Nature Reserve in Somerset West on 23 September 2010, you are invited to visit the Reserve for free from 24 September to 3 October.

From 24 to 26 September 2010 the City of Cape Town municipality and the Friends of the Helderberg Nature Reserve have compiled an entertaining programme for the entire family, ranging from a Teddy Bears’ picnic to a Trail Run and culminating in an outdoor concert featuring the fabulous Delft Brass Band and Lottery Ticket.

Throughout this period an exhibition of photographs taken since the inauguration of the Reserve will be on display in the Information Centre. At the same time an exhibition of indigenous flowers will be displayed next to the Oak Café.

Programme of Events

Friday 24 September, (Heritage Day)

09:30 and 14:30
Book for a guided walk in the Reserve. Booking is essential as only 20 people can be accommodated in each group. Contact the Information Centre on 021 851 4060

10:00 – 13:00
A Teddy Bears’ Picnic Charity Drive will be held in the picnic area at the Reserve. This is a chance for your child (or you) to donate a teddy bear to charity. There will also be fun activities for the children. Only 30 spaces are available for the picnic so you need to book for a voucher by e-mail: see contact details at right for Mike Woods Environmental Education Centre. However, there will be a bin available for those of you who would like to donate a teddy bear which will be gratefully received and bring happiness to a young child.

15:00 – 16:00
Teddy bears donated during the morning will be handed over to children from Cotlands Children’s Home during the afternoon.

Saturday 25 September

Two Trail Runs in the Reserve

Registration from 06:30. Start from 08:00.
Helderberg Mountain Challenge (HMC) 15.5 km
Helderberg Mountain Run (HMR) 10 km

Entries are limited. Prizes for each race. For more information and to register go to https://sites.google.com/site/ helderbergmountainchallenge/
Runs brought to you by Wildrunner events and Adidas. Proceeds will go to the Friends of the Helderberg Nature Reserve.

09:30 and 14:30
Book for a guided walk in the Reserve. Booking is essential as only 20 people can be accommodated in each group. Contact the Information Centre on 021 851 4060 to ensure a place. Book for a guided bird walk with Rose Mills at the Information Centre.

Sunday 26 September

08:00
Bird Walk in the Reserve led by Rose Mills. Limited to 20. To book, contact the Information Centre on 021 851 4060.

09:00 – 14:00
Picnic in the Reserve.
Meet up with friends and family for a picnic and stay for the afternoon’s free concert.

14:00 – 18:00
Free concert performance by The Delft Big Band and The Lottery Ticket.
Entrance is free. Just bring low chairs, blankets and your picnic and enjoy an afternoon in nature.