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Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

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Address: Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Never too Jonk

Wow a spectacular walk, just amazing, cant take it all in at once. Will always remember the views, life is not about the number of breaths we take but rather the moments that take... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Estelle D
Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow a spectacular walk, just amazing, cant take it all in at once. Will always remember the views, life is not about the number of breaths we take but rather the moments that take away our breath

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You think you are close to a town ? Well ... Once you reach jonkershoek outside of stellenbosch you feel like you are fully immersed in wild nature ; superb mountain area with great vegetation and perfect hiking and mtb options

Thank KristinMW
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set in one of the prettiest valleys this is a popular spot for mountain bikers. There is an easy walk to the 1st waterfall and longer hikes for the more energetic.

Thank Lisa R
The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very easy to reach and nice place to visit for a few hours. The main MTB track is very doable and circular. You likely need a map to venture on other trails

Thank Wouter K
cape town
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jonkershoek is unique in that it is close to a city but absolutely unspoilt, and very extensive in size. Sadly due to recent fires (2016 and 2011) the wildlife is much depleted but in general the fynbos is spectacular in spring and at other times of year. Panorama trail still the best hike I know close to Cape Town. Paths... More 

1 Thank turret10
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Reviewed March 9, 2017

Need a good and solid dose of nature? Running water all year round, a variety of hikes varying between about 4 and 16 km. Without doubt the easiest escape from civilisation near Cape Town or Stellenbosch. Once you reach the starting point of the actual hike it's impossible to see any buildings or other signs of human development apart from... More 

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Gordons Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed March 6, 2017

Getting back into nature, these trails are good for the beginner as well as the expert, lots of fun and amazing surroundings. Do take a picnic basket or something to eat and drink as the only café at the entrance do not have a lot to offer. You can also cycle if you do not like to hike. really a... More 

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Peterborough, UK
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Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

Very very disappointed. Wanted a later afternoon drive so looked on the web and found this place. Couldn't find any information on opening/closing times on their website so rang them up. Was told the gates closed at 19.00. I turned up at 5.15pm to complete the 40 minute loop drive to be told by the attendant that last entry was... More 

Thank siwesky
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

We spent a day hiking the waterfall trail. The scenery is beautiful with lots of hiking and mountain biking routes ranging in distance and difficulty. It isn't too far from Town so accessible but feels very tranquil and more remote than it is. May be busy on the weekends but there are plenty of routes to choose from.

Thank Julie K
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

This one of the most beautiful places in Stellenbosch. If your a hiker, runner or cyclist. Do not miss this amazing nature reserve.

Thank Christiaan C

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