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Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Ranked #9 of 20 attractions in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Pietermaritzburg KZN Natal South Africa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This is a haven for cyclists. Literally hundreds of bicycles travel along the Jonkershoek road - stopping for a bite to eat in the restaurant. Lovely walks in unspoilt mountains.

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Nairobi, Kenya
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Turned out to be closed the day we went, but this didnt stop the guy on the gate charging my Dad despite clearly knowing we wouldnt be able to go in. Bit disappointing. Then was unable to give indication when it would open again etc,...we went and picniced elsewhere in the end.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Huge majestic mountains, glittering streams, amazing flora. A wonderful unspoilt place. The road is rough and narrow, but that's all part of it being unspoilt.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The children loved the waterfall and exploring in rocks and water. It's great for a family outing but also for groups wanting to exercise together. We've cycled here and it's not for the unfit or small children at all as it has many uphills and you end up being far away from where the car is parked. You need to... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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79 reviews 79 reviews
10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Coming from Gauteng we enjoyed the accessibility and the many paths so much. Jonkershoek is in a pristine setting. The specially made pathways are well maintained and we went back a second time. it is also great for hiking and various distance routes are available. Lastly, it only costs R25 to enter and offers great value for very little money.... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I very much liked the detailed description about Jonkershoek. We did the same hike in about half a day. But there's so much more to explore :). Thanks Marius!

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surrey, england
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

an early start and a bottle of chilled water are recommended for your visit to this beautiful reserve as it's nestled in valleys and glens that run between steep-sided hills and so can get oppressively hot in the afternoons. plus some persistence, as it's not signposted from the main roads. toilets and a good cafe are at the gate (R40... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The nature is so stunning and empowering that you need to just sit down and take in all the energies. When you do, you start to see all the small things around you like the snakes, caterpillars, flowers and all the beautiful life that makes up this magnificent place. I felt review when we left.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

The entrance is expensive, R40pp in a car but the hiking trails are beautiful! Relatively well marked with amazing waterfalls that you can swim in!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

If you would like to experience some of the best singletrack the Cape has to offer, then Jonkers is the place to be! Generally technical, but sections for all skill levels. Use Strava to navigate your way around. Awesome downhill singletrack for the more adventurous.

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