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Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

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Address: Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Great for hiking and running

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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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 

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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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 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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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 

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Amazing, if you like outdoor activities this is a much do /see. Go mountainbiking, hiking (amazing views and nice variety of trails). Go there for a day, well worth the visit!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Nice hiking trails. It doesn't take too long to reach the second waterfall, and it's worth the effort. Beautiful views.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Having relocated to Joburg from Scotland, this was the perfect place to put behind city life and feel you were in the Scottish Highlands. We spent a lovely time walking in the hills - something we miss so much in Joburg.

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