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Helderberg Mountain seen more or less from the South-West
Helderberg Mountain seen more or less from the South-West
Helderberg is located in Western Cape
Helderberg is located in South Africa
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape
MunicipalityCity of Cape Town
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
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Helderberg is a wine-producing area in the Western Cape of South Africa and a district of the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality.

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 (see Hottentot). 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", referring to the way in which the Western side of the mountain is illuminated in the evenings, 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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