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Helderberg Nature Reserve<p>Helderberg Nature Reserve, nestled above the Somerset West area on the slopes of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, was proclaimed on 23 September 1960. It was initially proclaimed as a wildflower garden and to protect water resources for Somerset West. Today, the 402-hectare reserve supports the protection of critically endangered Swartland shale renosterveld and Kogelberg sandstone fynbos, as well as the vulnerable Cape Winelands shale fynbos and pockets of the least threatened Southern afro-temperate forest.</p><p>Public facilities include the Oak Café which serves light meals, tea and coffee; universal access boardwalks that are located in the lower part of the reserve; and an extensive trail and footpath network that snakes its way around the upper slopes. The picnic sites are well maintained and are serviced daily, and have large ablution facilities to accommodate the many visitors the reserve receives.</p><p>The Helderberg Nature Reserve has a “no-bin policy” and visitors must remove all rubbish they bring in with them. No dogs are allowed in the reserve. </p>GP0|#50d6cff6-8384-4eb0-8b2b-e4f2b3ad46b0;L0|#050d6cff6-8384-4eb0-8b2b-e4f2b3ad46b0|Running and jogging;GTSet|#153637b8-411d-4bf7-8214-7237f5d775f0;GP0|#c1e5d546-fbb7-45de-8435-f37f6dbc4c09;L0|#0c1e5d546-fbb7-45de-8435-f37f6dbc4c09|Hiking and walking;GP0|#25c40646-bfe3-49af-8017-8d279ff33f37;L0|#025c40646-bfe3-49af-8017-8d279ff33f37|Educational programmes;GP0|#88b84f9f-bd0b-4cb0-a1b4-9cb5a915a145;L0|#088b84f9f-bd0b-4cb0-a1b4-9cb5a915a145|Private events and functions;GP0|#d69df1f2-db66-49b0-a190-4601cae9653c;L0|#0d69df1f2-db66-49b0-a190-4601cae9653c|Picnics<p>​For equipment hire and additional charges, please consult the 2017/18 Environmental and Heritage Tariffs in the document downloads section below.</p><h4>​General enquiries</h4><p> <em>Telephone: </em> <br> <em><a>021 444 9744</a><br></em><br><em>Fax: </em> <br> <em><a>021 444 9750</a><br></em><br><em>Email: </em> <br> <a href="mailto:helderbergnature.reserve@capetown.gov.za"> <em>helderbergnature.reserve@capetown.gov.za</em></a></p><p>​402 hectares</p>GP0|#87c3261c-77a5-4fb8-8937-3670658b0a2c;L0|#087c3261c-77a5-4fb8-8937-3670658b0a2c|Information centre;GTSet|#4be4596d-cdfe-41f7-a569-9d9c4e16c716;GP0|#93ef6d76-e472-41b4-befb-c57826e2d030;L0|#093ef6d76-e472-41b4-befb-c57826e2d030|Museum;GP0|#f7d816d2-bb0d-42ad-829b-80234a7a04ad;L0|#0f7d816d2-bb0d-42ad-829b-80234a7a04ad|Vendors and kiosks;GP0|#67a5f29a-39bd-4fac-9188-a4dcbd732689;L0|#067a5f29a-39bd-4fac-9188-a4dcbd732689|Events facilities;GP0|#d662c5f6-f850-4a9d-8962-74abfbecb182;L0|#0d662c5f6-f850-4a9d-8962-74abfbecb182|Facility hire;GP0|#fa67d115-15f7-412f-8ebc-2ac414e6bff4;L0|#0fa67d115-15f7-412f-8ebc-2ac414e6bff4|Path and walkways;GP0|#605eae2c-2e48-4791-aa2f-b61e8c94e9ab;L0|#0605eae2c-2e48-4791-aa2f-b61e8c94e9ab|Picnic areasVerster Avenue, Somerset West<span> <div class="mobile-scroll"><table> <caption>             <strong>Single Entry Fee</strong></caption> <thead><tr><th style="width:300px;"> </th><th style="width:150px;"> Per Person</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td style="width:300px;">Vehicles</td><td style="width:150px;"> R15</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:300px;">​Buses (<25 seater - includes passenger tariff)</td><td rowspan="1" style="width:150px;">​ R375</td></tr><tr><td style="width:300px;">Adults (18 and over)</td><td style="width:150px;"> R20</td></tr><tr><td style="width:300px;">Children (3 to 17), students and senior citizens (proof required)</td><td style="width:150px;"> R10</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:300px;">​Children under 3</td><td rowspan="1" style="width:150px;">​ Free</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:300px;">​Learner/student groups <br>(pre-booked, discounts may apply)</td><td rowspan="1" style="width:150px;">​ R7</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1" style="width:300px;">​'Friend' of this reserve (membership proof<br>required)</td><td rowspan="1" style="width:150px;">​ Free</td></tr></tbody></table></div> <p>​​​</p></span> <p>For more information about seasonal passes please consult the 2017/18 Environmental and Heritage Tariffs in the document downloads section below.</p><p>​December to February<br>07:30 – 20:00<br><br>March<br>07:30 – 19:00<br><br>April to October<br>07:30 – 17:30<br><br>November<br>07:30 – 19:00</p><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Nature-Reserves-Header.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />

 

 

Helderberg Nature Reserve Map228739GP0|#816346e9-401b-4120-ab33-f8b010e35cd1;L0|#0816346e9-401b-4120-ab33-f8b010e35cd1|Map;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#2ee73080-1b32-4320-889d-034e60d31b3a;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2015-05-17T22:00:00Z
CCT Nature Reserves: A Network of Amazing Biodiversity Booklet3895786GP0|#5702b03d-251a-4a3f-8243-b5b3f7bb764a;L0|#05702b03d-251a-4a3f-8243-b5b3f7bb764a|Booklet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2010-01-31T22:00:00Z
CCT Nature Reserves: Discover the City's Nature Reserves Information Pamphlet638538GP0|#367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033;L0|#0367c7831-4239-4ad6-824a-c4325897c033|Pamphlet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2015-05-31T22:00:00Z
Budget 2017/18 Annexure 6: Environmental Management - Environmental and Heritage Management Tariff176934GP0|#5455481f-f937-4c21-8840-414324b0e0cc;L0|#05455481f-f937-4c21-8840-414324b0e0cc|Budget;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#6f477a30-54ff-4877-a387-889f32ddb0f9;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e;GP0|#cd8d1412-d058-4a6b-aecb-9c6bd8dbc168;L0|#0cd8d1412-d058-4a6b-aecb-9c6bd8dbc168|Tariff;GPP|#3a03f9b9-d2e9-49b1-92e1-37b654747f822017-05-30T22:00:00Z
Nature Reserves and other protected areas Map569214GP0|#816346e9-401b-4120-ab33-f8b010e35cd1;L0|#0816346e9-401b-4120-ab33-f8b010e35cd1|Map;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#2ee73080-1b32-4320-889d-034e60d31b3a;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2014-06-30T22:00:00Z

 

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