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Address: Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Stunning place to walk & run!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Cape Town, South Africa
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

the fires had just ripped through this place weeks before our visit - but still we found it to be breath taking and spent several hours looking about, walking and in the fresh water streams.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I recently went on a hiking trip with a group of friends, yes a huge amount got burnt in the fire but it definitely doest not exceed 30 percent or perhaps it may depend on the trail you decide to follow. This was my first time hiking and we went on the trail with 2 waterfalls, can't remember the no... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We drove here to do the short hike in the nature reserve. We had to pay R40 to enter. We parked our car close to the research center, and started the walk. Not visible from the start, we quickly found that a large part of the reserve burnt a few weeks earlier. We decided to continue, hoping that some parts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Through all my travels, the walk to the waterfalls in Jonkershoek is still my absolute favourite outdoor experience in the country, if not the world. A must-see for any tourist or local.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Although there had been a bad fire, just love going here. Have done a hike and would go babc and back. Always a winner, even just for a picknick.

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Address: Address: Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch

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