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Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

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Address: Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Phone Number: 0218661560
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Guided Bike Tour of Stellenbosch

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looooooooooooooove!!!

what a truly breathtaking scenery and a lovely activity for families and friends to enjoy!!! Outstanding landscapes and hiking trails

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what a truly breathtaking scenery and a lovely activity for families and friends to enjoy!!! Outstanding landscapes and hiking trails

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went for a hike in the reserve, the Second Waterfall route. All along the valley you walk on you are surrounded by fields of indigenous fynbos and further off, by mountains that seem to burst from the earth. The trail was adequately maintainted. It seems like a popular destination for local mountainbikers as well. Well worth the minimal entrance... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I often ride the bike through Jonkershoek, and it really is a very simple place, yet beautiful in its simplicity. Its just a small part of town nested beautifully between the hills. There are number of coffee places, but its best for hikers and bike riders.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning scenery and a bird-lover's paradise. Nice easy walking trails and close to civilization while still leaving one able to connect with nature.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovelly reserve to hike and walk in. Go as a group to avoid any problems with beggars etc. A great place to walk to is the waterfalls. Take a day pack and the kids, it is nit a hard walk.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The Reserve is in a much better condition than a few years ago. It has recovered from a recent devastating fire, and it was refreshing and exhilarating to drive the circular route and take some pictures. Next time I am going dress appropriately and walk along one of the many footpaths in the valley.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

The Reserve offers wonderful hiking and biking trails with rock pools, waterfalls and a marvellous diversity of proteas and other indigenous plants. One direction circular dirt road approx 7km, not very good - bumpy, stoney and muddy!

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

good moderate hard uphill hikes, beautiful scenery, not very busy, loved the day hike. Pack what you need and leave no trace to this beautiful reserve

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Great reserve for mountain biking and hiking. Well maintained. Beautiful landscapes and views!! Sort by the RideIn Cafe at the bottom of the hill.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

A peaceful setting between the mountains. Perfect for hiking, running or cycling. Do the 10km circular route or the various trails. A hike to the first waterfall is easy and beautiful - take a picnic basket and enjoy the lovely surroundings. Drink clear mountain water and be a ease...

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