Things to do in the Helderberg Area

Just 50km outside of Cape Town the picturesque Helderberg area can be found. Widely known to be a wine-producing area in the Western Cape, consisting of Somerset West, Strand and Gordons Bay and a few surrounding towns. Although well known for its many beautiful wine farms, the rest of the wonderful sites to see and activities should not be left off your travel agenda.

Looking to get away from the stresses of the city and enjoy a seaside getaway? Well when looking for things to do in Gordons Bay, there are copious amounts of quaint restaurants to try out, spectacular beaches to visit and of course the breathtaking Crystal Springs Hike. A magnificent hike between the lush mountains is something not to be missed out on when visiting the Helderberg area. Why not enjoy the indigenous fynbos and crystal pools while taking in the magnificent views along the way, thereafter try Zest Restaurant & Bistro while you’re in town. Their wonderful Mediterranean flair and bistro inspired food combined with their zesty atmosphere is a sure fire hit!

Do you long to swim amongst the majestic creatures that strike terror in the hearts of many, the Great White Shark? There are many wonderful reputable companies available in the Helderberg area that allow you to do this in a more secure environment such as cage diving. One such company is ‘Shark Diving Unlimited’ situated in Kleinbaai, near Gansbaai.

Water-based adrenaline activities not quite your thing, but adrenaline filled fun is what you seek while on your getaway? Why not try your hand at game of paintball? For a great interactive, scenario based game of paintball, look no further than ‘X Paintball’ in Somerset West. With 3 fields to choose from and a social open session every first Sunday of the month it’s a great way to spend the day with the family.

With so much to do in the Heidelberg area one is spoilt for choice! Why not grab a room and spend the weekend?

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