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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Helderberg, South Africa your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking for a vacation in a scenic location should look no further than Helderberg in South Africa. Located in the Western Cape in the south west corner of the country there are many interesting things to see and do in Helderberg. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, apartments and villas.

Things to do on holiday to Helderberg, South Africa

Helderberg has some beautiful sandy beaches ideal for sunbathing and various watersports such as swimming, windsurfing, surfing and braaing. Visitors can charter boats for deep sea fishing trips or just enjoy a sailing excursion along the coast. The vineyards, beaches and mountain backdrop provide great places for hiking and cycling. A number of golf courses are located in the area including the nine-hole Helderberg Village Golf Course. This is an excellent wine making region so a visit to the vineyards to participate in some wine tasting is recommended with private tours available across the region. Visitors to the area can also have fun riding quad bikes or taking a horse ride by the sea. The Helderberg region has a variety of shops including places where visitors can purchase souvenirs, arts and crafts as well as other items. Self catering holidaymakers will find stores and market stalls selling food and beverages. The Helderberg area also has a many bars, coffee shops and restaurants with a good variety of cuisine.

Places to visit on holiday to Helderberg, South Africa

The area in and around Helderberg has many places of interest including museums and galleries such as the Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum and the Hein van Huyssteen Art Gallery. Guided walks of Lwandle Township take in a library, hostel and an arts and crafts centre. Holidaymakers will find plenty of areas of natural beauty, not least the Helderberg Nature Reserve and Steenbras Gorge. For those who like animal sanctuaries then Monkey Town is well worth a visit with over 230 primates roaming freely. Cape Town is just over half an hour’s drive from Helderberg and has many more interesting places to visit including the famous Table Mountain.

Weather in Helderberg, South Africa

The Western Cape weather generally has warm, dry summers and mild, moist winters. The wettest month is usually June with an average of 93mm rainfall. The warmest months are January and February with an average temperature of 21 degrees centigrade, whilst in June, July and August the average is approximately 13 degrees centigrade.

Travel to Helderberg, South Africa

Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is approximately 30 minutes drive from Helderberg and has flights to and from various cities. These include the other main cities of South Africa as well as Amsterdam, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, London and Singapore. There are seasonal flights from Frankfurt and Munich in Germany. Numerous car rental firms have counters in the international and domestic arrivals terminals. These include Avis, Budget, Dollar Thrifty, Europcar, First Car Rental, Hertz, National Alamo and Tempest.

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                                                                                                    A charming villa well maintained and furnished

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                                                                                                    A lovely property well located for both Cape Town and the Cape Winelands, (about a 50 min drive to each), and is situated on a quiet street about a 10 minute walk to the seafront where there are a few restaurants. The Thirsty Oyster is a little further, and near the harbour and is to be recommended for seafood and atmosphere. A 30 minute drive west along the coast is Betty's Bay where you will find the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens where you can enjoy a pleasant lunch and one of only 3 mainland colonies of African Penguins, much more extensive and less touristy than Boulders Beach. The property is well looked after and has all the necessary equipment for an enjoyable holiday. There is ample outside space to relax, including a balcony where you can view the sunset over Gordons Bay and the Cape Peninsula. The pool is well kept and well located for sunbathing and privacy. The owners who are offsite were very efficient and helpful in all our dealings. There is a local manager just a few minutes drive away should you require any help. The only downside is the lack of air conditioning, but that is reflected in the price, and there are plenty of efficient fans throughout. Would definitely recommend the property to friends and relatives.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Feb 2016

                                                                                                    Stairway to Heaven

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                                                                                                    My husband and I are South Africans (Capetonians) living abroad but we try to return home every 2 to 3 years, choosing a different part of Cape Town each time. Having discovered 77, I believe we may just put a stop to that practice. Our venues thus far have always been coastal, but never before have we been spoilt with the vistas that this mountainside villa in Gordons Bay offers. To wake each morning to the view offered - one literally feels like one is at sea - and to go to sleep with the lights of the Strand and Gordons Bay twinkling over the Bay in the distance - indescribable! The house itself is spacious and relaxed offering 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and easily sleeps 10 (2 additional mattresses are available). This means that visitors who overstayed their welcome were able to "bed down " for the night rather than having to travel home. The pool area, albeit small, was of sufficient size for our three children to have plenty of fun and the front patio offers easy outside dining facilities, with a gas barbeque for that real outdoors dining experience (for those hardened South African braai folk, believe me the gas BBQ option is a god-send on hot summer days when the men folk would rather relax over a few cold ones than stand around a hot fire testing their manhood). The indoor dining table easily seats 12 - this allowed us to host Christmas Day with all adults seated here and the kids at the outside table, which was moved into the TV lounge (just off the pool area) for Christmas lunch. One last "plus feature" is that there is an upstairs balcony which aside from offering stunning views, also allowed my husband and I some peaceful reading time whilst the kids swam a level lower, easily within ear shot. The location makes visiting the surrounding wine areas (Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek) easy, whilst just over Sir Lowry's Pass are some beautiful fruit areas and a little further on is Hermanus for a day out in a quaint South African coastal holiday town (do leave early though). Likewise, travelling further along the coastal road from 77 brings you to relatively unspoilt coastal areas that we would certainly recommend enjoying rather than relying on the costal area of Strand and Gordons Bay, which in our opinion has not developed with the tourist/visitor experience in mind. Both the owner and agent of 77 are guest focused and will go out of their way to ensure your stay is fantastic!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Dec 2015

                                                                                                    Paradise

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                                                                                                    This piece of Paradise is a treasure and everything it is hyped up to be, from the superb layout of the house, the amenities on the estate, the waves lapping on the doorstep on an idyllic sandy beach and its proximity to the heart of the Winelands, Cape Town and Cape Point. The house is superbly furnished​. It is bright and airy, with copious space. ​It is equipped with satellite tv & wi-fi neither of which we barely used as there is so much to do in the vicinity.​ There are tremendous domestic facilities too which makes it all very easy to prepare food and clear away afterwards. There are also lovely lounging areas - and one can easily get away from 'the crowd'. We only had a short stay, but​ the children made us promise that we will come back again​ to this property​ next year, even if its wintertime! ...... W​e cannot fault any part of our memorable time here it was just such ​a ​peaceful heaven.
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                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Mar 2015