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Address: Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa

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A must visit for MTB's

Stunning experience in the nature for any outdoor enthusiast. Brilliant MTB trails to cater for all abilities. Runners love this venue or just for a casual stroll with beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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177 reviews 177 reviews
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Stunning experience in the nature for any outdoor enthusiast. Brilliant MTB trails to cater for all abilities. Runners love this venue or just for a casual stroll with beautiful surroundings. Little coffee shop at the entrance. Come early as it becomes quite busy specially in summer.

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

R15 (<£1) entry fee for entry on foot to this delightfully quiet nature reserve. 10km/6 mile circuit can be done on foot (2 hours), bike or by car (higher charge) with further side walks to waterfalls. Go early (gates open at 7.30 am) and take a sunhat and lots of water - it was 42 centigrade the day we went... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If your visiting the Stellenbosch area and love hiking, trial running or mountain biking, this should be on the too do list. You can park at the gate by the cafe or choose to drive the 10km circular track to various start points for different hikes. You can also hire bikes here if you don't have your own. There is... More 

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Beijing, China
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Excelkent place to just simply enjoy nature. My child recommends the pretty flowers and I just couldn't get enough of the scenic landscapes

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Banff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Splendid proteas in magnificent mountains with great hiking and mountain bike trails. Well worth a visit..or two...

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

What an absolutely exquisite part of South Africa. We are absolutely in love with the Drakensberg but must say that after our hike in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, our loyalty is probably forever divided. Pristine and very well maintained. Just for info sake....you have to drive into the Reserve for the hikes. Parking space is a bit tricky. Start early... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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53 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We decided to hike up to the first waterfall based on positive tripadvisor reviews. When you arrive at the gate, there is no map or information available - so be sure to prepare well in advance by downloading the online map using the following link - http://www.capenature.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Jonkershoek-2014.pdf The road that you travel is a 10km circular road. It is a... More 

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North West England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Take the time to drive this slowly and really enjoy the bird life and the mammals . The scenery is dramatic and there are many trails to explore

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

There are several trails to walk, for younger and also older people. We, as 65 plus did the waterfall trail and had a wonderful hike of two hours. A pity we did not see many birds because it was to late. The breeze kept us quite cool as you walk along the river.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Amazing hike from start to finish. It was off peak season so the hike was very tranquil and pleasant throughout. For nature lovers whom haven't been to SA the different flora is certainly an experience we enjoyed. Only issue we had was the lack of signage as we ventured deep in the trail tracks, but otherwise highly recommended!

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