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Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

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Address: Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Nice trial runs with stunning views of the mountains. Perfect setting for photos. The park is very clean and friendly staff to offer assistance.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Durbanville, South Africa
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Durbanville, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

Nice trial runs with stunning views of the mountains. Perfect setting for photos. The park is very clean and friendly staff to offer assistance.

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Burnham-on-crouch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Only a fifteen minute walk from River Manor, wandered for two hours absorbed in SA nature. Noise from the vehicles somewhat spoils. Still worth the visit.

Thank 889Bernard
Bonn, Germany
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I hired a mountain bike and went into the park. The security guy at the entrance will provide good and necessary info. My bike was poor so I was not able to really climb hills which was bad luck as the park offers such great trails - I was reminded of the European Alps somehow. There was a big bushfire... More 

Thank Michael R
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I've been here more than once with friends and will definitely be back again. There are various trails to hike of varying lengths. The most popular is the hike to the waterfalls which we did and it's well worth it, in the summer the ice cold water makes for a refreshing swim. In addition the circular road is exactly 10km... More 

Thank Mark E
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is an amazing place to go mountain biking / single tracking!! Very nice scenery and tracks for the beginner up to the experts!

Thank Zel15
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Absolutely jaw dropping! We went for a short hike. There is no shortage of streams to refill your water bottle. Do remember proper shoes and something warm.

Thank Francois-Jacque... M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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323 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This reserve is just outside Stellenbosch. It is a haven for hiking, cycling, orienteering, running. Several streams, mountain paths, etc. Do attempt the Panorama or Kurktrekker trails with local hikers. The views from the top are breathtaking.

Thank Carla S
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I was looking forward to riding in Joinkers, but due to the fire there is only a 10km loop which is not marked, so I wandered around hoping to find the trail. The chap at the gate tried to be helpful, but without signposts it was very difficult to find. Sadly due to the fire, it is just one big... More 

Thank Lawman246
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Perfect for Saturday/Sunday trail runs, hikes or MTB rides. There's a 10km loop around the bottom of the reserve which is great for taking in the scenery and fresh air on foot. After the recent fires in the reserve the fresh shoots are sprouting wildly :) It is stunning here for photography, especially early morning. The river is crystal clear... More 

Thank Kate C
Cosby, Leicester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This park has had a major fire in March 2015 which has destroyed all the trees in the lower part of the valley. Was something post apocalyptic driving around but don't worry it gets betterWe visited in June and it was staggering to see the greenery coming through already. We walked up to the waterfalls. Once you get half way... More 

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