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Sunset Concerts Season 2017/2018

Top South African Acts for this Year’s Incredible Line-Up The Friends of the Helderberg Nature Reserve are proud to announce our incredible line-up for the coming 2017/2018 summer sunset concerts series The Helderberg #SunsetConcerts series is an opportunity for music lovers to enjoy their favourite artists perform live in nature while contributing to the conservation […]

2017 Day and Night walks in the reserve

BOOKING IS NOW OPEN for the new season’s day and night walks in the reserve. The September/October walks are as follows. 23 September:   Night Walk (New Moon) starts 19:00 24 September:   Day Walk (Birds) starts 07:30 07 October:        Night Walk (Full Moon) starts 19:00 21 October:        Night Walk (New Moon) starts 19:00 29 October         Day […]

Wattling away….

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Trees down – let’s bring back the shade

Much of that lovely shade in the picnic areas of the Nature Reserve has gone, lost in the big storm. The Friends have made an urgent appeal for donations to their tree fund to allow new large trees to be bought and planted before the summer. Please see this extract from our newsletter with banking […]

All grown up…..

We spent most of this hack clearing a large patch of port jackson not far above the reservoir. These plants have grown more outward than upward and as a consequence are difficult to grab and remove with a tree popper. We used the poppers as a first line of attack and followed up with loppers […]

Aliens in Retreat!

  This was a pretty hot hack, the last of our early summer starts. We toiled under a blue sky and unrelenting sun and so sought shade for our tea break. A very suitable spot was occupied by a duiker. Surprised by our presence, it moved off – I imagine it was rather reluctant to […]

April Newsletter

Our quarterly newsletter is available for downloading – enjoy this informative and interesting read in either English or Afrikaans: Click here for English: Newsletter april 2017 email Click here for Afrikaans: Nuusbrief April 2017 email

Celebrating a 79th summit!

Every so often, you meet someone quite extraordinary, with an incredible tale to tell. Today was one of those days, and the extraordinary person I had the pleasure of chatting to was Hugh Middleton. Hugh has become somewhat of a Helderberg legend in the last 6 years, having hiked to the West Peak 78 times. […]

November Newsletter

The November Newsletter is available in both English and Afrikaans – click on the link below and enjoy an entertaining and informative read! newsletter-november-2016-email nuusbrief-november-2016-email

Sundowners with Jesse Jordan Band

Having previously played to capacity crowds in the Reserve, the Jesse Jordan Band is all set to launch the Summer Sunday sunset concert series on 4 December 2016 at the Helderberg Nature Reserve in Somerset West. The Jesse Jordan Band is full of energy and with their signature rock and pop sound continues to gain […]