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Close to airport and excellent infrastructure.
Named for the large mountains that overlook the valley, The Helderberg region encompasses several residential suburbs, an industrial park, a section of coastline and gorgeous wine farms along the mountain slopes.
The word Helderberg means Clear Mountain and refers to the fact that its highest peak, the Dome at 1137m above sea level, is forever free of cloud. The Helderberg is the northern part of an amphitheatre surrounding Stellenbosch in the Western Cape Province.
At the beginning of the 1700s, the Dutch East India Company Governor Willem van der Stel recognised the area’s fertility and was able to secure a large farm for himself south of the Helderberg. The farm has since been divided but much of the history remains and exceptional wines are still being produced here.
The Helderberg coast has some of the best swimming beaches along this stretch of the warm False Bay.
Holiday makers laying over in the Helderberg area can look forward to clean beaches, wine tastings, country hospitality, prime scenery and modern town convenience.
Top 6 reasons to visit the Helderberg
1. Gordons Bay’s tiny Bikini Beach at the harbour is a Blue Flag appointed beach while Harbour Island Marina is the only Blue Flag certified marina this side of False Bay. The beach at Strand is one of the longest along the coastline at 3km and is a popular swimming beach.
2. The region has a multitude of wine farms, the recommended estates being the historic Vergelegen Wine Estate with formal gardens, slave quarters, restaurants and picnics under the trees and the ultra-chic Lourensford Estate, popular with the glamour set.
3. The scenic Steenbras Dam is currently closed to the public, however, the Crystal Pools trail through the Steenbras River gorge is an alternate route to enjoy the waters. The area has several deep rock pools with jumping ledges ranging from 5m above the... Show more