Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mother Goose

The Helderberg Nature Reserve on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain is owned and managed by the City of Cape Town with the support from the Friends of the Helderberg Nature Reserve. There are a number of interesting trails and walks to suit all ages, and a very nice tea room and visitors centre. This gate depicts Peggy, the one-legged Spur-winged Goose that made the reserve famous in the adjoining town of Somerset West. This famous goose is even depicted on the Christmas lights in the centre of town each December.


  1. Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece of history. I live in nearby Strand and visit the reserve as often as possible but have never heard the goose story.

  2. I was in Somerset West for the Getaway Show this past weekend (thats why I haven't been commenting). Actually stayed very close to the Helderberg Nature Reserve but I just didn't have the time to go and have a look. I will do so next time.

    On my Firefly blog I have started posting my CT pics from our visit in Dec / Jan