Helderberg

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Helderberg
Helderberg Mountain seen more or less from the North-West
Helderberg Mountain seen more or less from the North-West
Helderberg is located in Western Cape
Helderberg
Helderberg
Helderberg is located in South Africa
Helderberg
Helderberg
Helderberg is located in Africa
Helderberg
Helderberg
 Helderberg shown within Western Cape
Coordinates: 34°5′00″S 18°55′00″E / 34.08333°S 18.91667°E / -34.08333; 18.91667Coordinates: 34°5′00″S 18°55′00″E / 34.08333°S 18.91667°E / -34.08333; 18.91667
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape
Municipality City of Cape Town
Postal code (street) 7130
PO box 7135


Helderberg is a wine-producing area in the Western Cape of South Africa and an area of Cape Town

Originally known as the "Hottentots-Holland" area, it was renamed "Helderberg" by the City of Cape Town following concerns about possible racist connotations in the name. However, many people who live there still refer to it by its former name.

The Helderberg consists of Somerset West, Strand, Gordons Bay and a few other towns. The district takes its name from the imposing Helderberg Mountain, which is Afrikaans for "clear mountain", and culminates at a height of 1137m as The Dome.

Local media in the region include the District Mail, a local newspaper, and Radio Helderberg.

View of Helderberg
Helderberg at night

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