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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 […]

Die Burger, ‘Buite’ – 8 November 2016

What a fabulous article about the Nature Reserve, featured in the Burger this week! Everything you need to know about our beautiful reserve. Thanks Malani Venter!! buite_8-november-burger-newspaper  

U3A News – Helderberg Nature Reserve Feature

We’re delighted to feature in the latest newsletter from the U3A! An informative and well-researched article. Thank you Ewald!   U3A News Helderberg Quarterly Newsletter, November 2016 Written by Ewald Swart, Editor of U3A Quarterly Newsletter   Get to Know and Enjoy the Helderberg Basin The Helderberg Nature Reserve is a 402 hectare reserve located […]

Cheerful Faces

(Bolander Newspaper, 1 November 2016, Anne Alessandri) I’ve lived in Somerset West for over 20 years – and for all of that time, I’ve happily waved at the same cheerful face every time I’ve gone to visit the Helderberg Nature Reserve, as I’m sure have many of you. Then last week I stopped to chat […]

Summer Concert Series

We’re delighted to announce the line-up for the Summer Concerts, 2016 / 2017! We have 7 concerts planned, starting in December. DATES THE BANDS GENRE 4 Dec 2016 The Jesse Jordan Band Mostly original Rock, Funk rock and Pop 18 Dec 2016 Afro Fiesta World Music, Latino, Reggae, Afro-Jazz 8 Jan 2017 Shiraz Popular Covers […]

Interpretative Walks and Hikes at the Helderberg Nature Reserve

  The beginning of 2016 saw some very exciting and popular day and night interpretative walks at the Helderberg Nature Reserve. The Friends of the Helderberg arranged five interpretative day walks, specifically looking at fynbos, indigenous trees, protea and birds. The Night walks proved to be enormously popular, selling out very quickly. Andreas Groenewald entertained […]