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Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

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Address: Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Phone Number: 0218661560
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Avoid the Picnic spot before the Nature Reserve

Reserve is great but avoid the municipal run picnic spot a few km's before the entrance. Nice picnic facility spoilt by loud music and lots of intoxicated people.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Lloyd C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Reserve is great but avoid the municipal run picnic spot a few km's before the entrance. Nice picnic facility spoilt by loud music and lots of intoxicated people.

Thank Lloyd C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took an uber a few km to a bike rental place called Bike In that has really nice Specialize bikes, quick bike ride up the road past a few vineyards and pay 50 Rand to get in to really good single track. Jeep roads up for easy access to great single track. Cross bike would be good too bike... More 

Thank rubymullin
Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The guidebooks are not clear about this hidden treasure. We were there in August and the was so beautiful with rushing rivers, waterfalls and absolutely stunning hikes. It is well worth spending the whole day there! In fact one should come to Stellenbosch just for Jonkerhoek. We saw lots of people running, biking and just enjoying the beauty!

Thank heikrosen0
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome view of the trees n river is nice to chill in...nice braai areas if going in couple/family..

Thank ricardoverhoog
South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you into hiking, cycling, and exploring, this piece of heaven is just for you. Safe and surrounded by beautiful mountains, the landscape is stunning. Weekend hikes and family time will refresh your soul.

Thank TrezSouthAfrica
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely for walks and seeing and enjoying the beautiful fynbos. Also great for a picnic. Indiginous plants to see.

Thank Marie-lize C
Boca Chica, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome early morning run, heard baboons, saw a rainbow, great views - ridiculously windy at the top and had to turn back down the valley. Trail was a bit over grown but added to the adventure.

Thank suzewanderer
Exeter, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told it was a gravel track slightly rough due to recent rain. A one way 10km circuit with no ability to turn around getting worse by the minute even in a 4x4 SUV, large rocks, gullies, streams and rough terrain to drive over. We never found the planned walk due to poor signage and took 75 minutes to... More 

Thank Mike R
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

We have just driven the 10 km circular route in a standard hire car and honestly thought that we would get stranded. The road was described by the guy in the kiosk where you pay to enter as a "gravel track". The truth is that this route is only suitable for 4x4 vehicles - terrible ruts, gullies, potholes, boulders and... More 

Thank RS111
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely walk in the park which has very well maintained trails and is easy going. Beautiful scenery with some lovely views. If traveling by car to the trail parking area 4x4 recommended. We had a Mercedes 200 rental which struggled over the potholes and streams. Needles to say we had a few bumps along the way and... More 

Thank Patrik D

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