Helderberg Nature Reserve is a nature reserve in Cape Town, South Africa. 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).
Animals that can be found here include a group of tame Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus), Grey Duiker, Cape Grysbok, Steenbok, Mongoose, Angulate and Padloper tortoises and over 170 species of bird.