Helderberg Farm

Helderberg Farm, situated on the foothills of the Helderberg Mountains, is a hive of activities for young and old.

Hiking

There are five hiking routes that follow on to each other, giving you the choice of 1 – 20km of scenic hiking with various levels of difficulty. Each route has been named a different colour to distinguish between them.

The distance and duration of each route is measured from the starting point. For example, the distance of the yellow route includes the distances of the green, red, and yellow sections together.

You have a good chance of spotting wildlife on the walks, while the cry of the Fish Eagle can be heard almost daily.

Hiking trails are open daily from 08:00 – 18:00 and permits are available at the kiosk.

The Green route

  • Distance: 1,8km
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • Hiking through: the Granny’s forest
  • Point of Interest: A hikers’ overnight hut is situated in the forest, 1km from the starting point, which is ideal for families with kids. The path through the forest is suitable for young children as well as the elderly.

The Red route

  • Distance: 4,5km
  • Difficulty: moderately easy
  • Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Hiking through: forest and vineyards
  • Point of Interest: On this route there is a Rock Candle Wood tree, which may be one of the largest of its kind in South Africa.

The Yellow route

  • Distance: 5,8km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, steep uphill and downhill
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Hiking through: forest and vineyards on the mountain slope
  • Point of Interest: New lookout platform with breathtaking views over False Bay, Table Mountain and the Stellenbosch Winelands.

The Blue route

  • Distance: 9km
  • Difficulty: Moderate, steep uphill
  • Duration: 3 hours and 25 minutes
  • Hiking through: starting in the forest, hiking through the vineyards and up the foot of the mountain.
  • Point of Interest: Stunning lookout point high up. This route is also ideal for mountain biking, being moderate to difficult.

The Brown route

  • Distance: 11km +
  • Difficulty: Difficult. Do not attempt on a cloudy day.
  • Duration: 4 - 9 hours (depending on how far you want to walk when on top of the mountain)
  • Hiking through: starts in the forest, goes right up to the top of the mountain.
  • Point of Interest: This route takes you to West Peak with a breathtaking 360 view over Somerset West, Strand, Cape Peninsula and Stellenbosch. One of the best viewpoints in the Western Cape.
  • From there you can walk further to the highest point of the Helderberg Mountain, The Dome (1137m above sea level).

Helderberg Farm page.

Hiking on Helderberg Farm
Helderberg Farm Hiking

Kiosk and Tea Garden

The kiosk sells produce from the farm and at the tea garden you can relax while the kids entertain themselves in the playground or visit the animals at the Farmyard Nursery.

During winter the fireplace in the dining room will ensure a cosy atmosphere.

Helderberg Farm
Tea Garden at Helderberg Farm

Activities

Helderberg Farm is an ideal venue for the outdoor activities and when visiting, you can partake in any of the following activities:

  • Gravel Carts - Off-road Go Karting - www.gravelkarts.co.za
  • Paintball Range
  • Lazer Quest - www.swatlasertag.co.za
  • Birthday Parties - You can choose from more than a hundred themes and 5 different garden locations to make your child’s dream birthday a reality.
  • Strawberry Picking - Helderberg Farm is well known for its delicious and sweet strawberries grown organically as far as possible.
  • Picnic and Braai - Open dailly 8:00 am – 18:00 pm. Booking essential for groups.
  • Two Oceans 4x4 route
  • Teambuilding
Gravel Karts at Helderberg Farm
Helderberg Farm 4x4 Route
Team building at Helderberg Farm

Useful Information:


Contact Detail:

t: (021) 855 4308
www.helderbergplaas.co.za

Helderberg Farm Map

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