Helderberg Nature Reserve

Membership portal

Members of the Friends pay an annual subscription which allows them free entry into the Reserve for the subscription period 1 April to 31 March of the following year.

As a member of the Friends you will be showing your support for nature conservation in The Helderberg.

The subscriptions received are used primarily to:

  • Contribute to conservation and environmental education activities that protect the flora and fauna of the Helderberg Nature Reserve
  • Provide information services that will contribute to visitor experiences and understanding of the reserve
  • Provide practical assistance to the City of Cape Town in the upkeep of the reserve.

As a friend, you will receive the following:

  • Membership card which provides you free entrance to the reserve throughout the period your card is valid
  • Regular newsletters and information bulletins.
  • Access to walks and talks


Membership Category Subscription Conditions
Ordinary Member
(19-59 yrs)
R170 One numbered card in the name of the Member. Non-transferable.
Senior Citizen
(60+ yrs)
R80 One numbered card in the name of the Member. Non-transferable.
Family R400

One numbered card in each family member’s name comprising two adults and up to two children 4-18 years. Non transferable.

Note: Children under 4 years – entry to the reserve is included on the responsible card holder’s membership.

Additional children R50 One numbered card in the name of the Member. Non-transferable.

 Obtaining membership

  • Download form from our website, type in details and save, pay via EFT, email form and proof of payment to:  membership@helderbergnaturereserve.co.za.  Bank details are provided on the downloadable forms.  Proof of payment will act as your membership card until further notice.
  • Note: ID numbers are required for all adults plus dates of birth for children 4-18 years.


  • All members are required to show their proof of payment to the gate official on entry.
    For more information, contact the Visitor Centre 021 851 4060 or email the Friends.

Membership Rules

  • Members should at all times observe and comply with the general rules of admission to the Helderberg Nature Reserve as required by reserve management.
  • Members are required to comply with the regulation opening hours of the reserve, unless special permission has been obtained from the reserve manager to be in the reserve at any other time.
  • Members shall present their valid Friends membership cards at the gate on arrival.
  • Members are responsible for ensuring that their membership is up to date and that their card is valid whenever it is used.
  • Members should carry their valid membership card and a form of identification on their person at all times when in the reserve.
  • Membership cards are not interchangeable and may only be used by the person whose name appears on the card.
  • Whilst inside the reserve you are obliged to show your membership card on request from any official of the reserve management.
  • Reserve management has the right to confiscate a member’s card if a violation of the rules has been determined.
  • Members agree to support the Vision and Mission Statement of the Helderberg Friends group and to be bound by the terms of its constitution.