Helderberg Nature Reserve
|Helderberg Nature Reserve|
|Location||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Area||398 ha (980 acres)|
This nature reserve is located on the southern slopes of the Helderberg mountains. Its 398 ha consist mostly of “Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos” (an incredibly species-rich vegetation type) with smaller patches of “Boland Granite Fynbos” and “Southern Afrotemperate Forest”. Altogether about 600 species of plant have been recorded here, including a wide range of proteas. Particularly prominent plants include the pincushion proteas (Leucospermum sp.), cone bushes (Leucadendron sp.), sugar bushes (Protea sp.), heaths (Erica sp.) and the waboom tree (Protea nitida).
The reserve hosts outdoor music concerts in the summer, and has a café, picnic area, gift shop, Environmental Education Centre and museum displays.
- Biodiversity of Cape Town
- List of nature reserves in Cape Town
- Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos
- Boland Granite Fynbos
- Index: Fynbos - habitats and species.
- Southern Afrotemperate Forest
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Helderberg Nature Reserve.|
- "City of Cape Town Nature Reserves. Free Booklet" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-11-22.
- "Flora of the Western Cape".
- "Environmental resources and downloads. City of Cape Town. Environmental Resource Management Dept". Archived from the original on 2012-12-23.