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Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

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Address: Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Fantastic scenery

We spent a day hiking the waterfall trail. The scenery is beautiful with lots of hiking and mountain biking routes ranging in distance and difficulty. It isn't too far from Town... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Julie K
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a day hiking the waterfall trail. The scenery is beautiful with lots of hiking and mountain biking routes ranging in distance and difficulty. It isn't too far from Town so accessible but feels very tranquil and more remote than it is. May be busy on the weekends but there are plenty of routes to choose from.

Thank Julie K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This one of the most beautiful places in Stellenbosch. If your a hiker, runner or cyclist. Do not miss this amazing nature reserve.

Thank Christiaan C
Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We Make a point of undertaking the sosyskloof walk on each visit to SA.Great views,good high level but lat trail once you are up there nd never busy.A pleasant way to spend 2amd1/2hours

Thank Malcolm F
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When ever we talk about our hike in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, the highlight was definitely the Waterfall. Unbelievably beautiful and so magical. Very secluded - a real GEM!! Our timing was perfect as we were the only people there at that time at the waterfall. Staff at the gate not very helpful and didn't inform us about the rough road... More 

Thank _taliedutoit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breath-taking views, clear skies, fresh air and a tranquillity unchallenged. Excellent for bicycles and hikers. This is as close to nature as you can get.

Thank Dsmiff
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I took an MTB trip through the reserve. It has suffered from wildfires, but to see how nature reconquers the rough also has its charmes. Had booked a tour with the Stellenbosch-based Cape Velo. Heaven for mountain biking, but there were quite a number of hikers in the valley too. The cars were somewhat in the way, but fortunately they... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We did a couple of different hikes up here and it was beautiful. The trails very marked and easygoing only a few places where you needed to extra careful. The views are excellent

Thank paivi234
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is an idyllic place where major mountain ranges form a beautiful valley and where the Eerste River starts. There are a large range of hiking trails and mountain biking tracks as well as a circular route on a gravel road for less experienced bikers. The spectrum of mountain fynbos, stunning trees and ferns in the along... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We have biked through the place and I have to say it was one of the most beautifull spots of the entire journey! Fabulous views and peacefull. Would love to make some of the hikes as well!

Thank Vitproch
Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This was a wonderful walk, albeit very very hot, a great tip is go when there is cloud cover!! and cooler I suggest 25 degrees, it really gets very very hot up there. However, it was wonderful and I would definitely recommend this Nature reserve.

Thank BenSymington

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