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Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

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Address: Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Stunningly beautiful reserve, hot in december/january.

I took an MTB trip through the reserve. It has suffered from wildfires, but to see how nature reconquers the rough also has its charmes. Had booked a tour with the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took an MTB trip through the reserve. It has suffered from wildfires, but to see how nature reconquers the rough also has its charmes. Had booked a tour with the Stellenbosch-based Cape Velo. Heaven for mountain biking, but there were quite a number of hikers in the valley too. The cars were somewhat in the way, but fortunately they... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a couple of different hikes up here and it was beautiful. The trails very marked and easygoing only a few places where you needed to extra careful. The views are excellent

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is an idyllic place where major mountain ranges form a beautiful valley and where the Eerste River starts. There are a large range of hiking trails and mountain biking tracks as well as a circular route on a gravel road for less experienced bikers. The spectrum of mountain fynbos, stunning trees and ferns in the along... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have biked through the place and I have to say it was one of the most beautifull spots of the entire journey! Fabulous views and peacefull. Would love to make some of the hikes as well!

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful walk, albeit very very hot, a great tip is go when there is cloud cover!! and cooler I suggest 25 degrees, it really gets very very hot up there. However, it was wonderful and I would definitely recommend this Nature reserve.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I did the walk to the two waterfalls, after somehow missing the sign for the walk that we originally intended to do (despite keeping a close eye out for it!). The climb was fairly easy for the most part, though the final bit to second waterfall was a little hair-raising with a steep drop to one side.... More 

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Somerset west
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for both short or long walks or mountain biking ,your choice Get out the towns or city to chill, have a picnic and get into tune with nature

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We've gone biking here - great dirt roads - but a lot of people also hike through the hills and picnic at the river. Can get amazingly hot, so be prepared. Lovely spot!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

The nature is absolutely stunning and the waterfall hike is easy even with young kids. There is a place to dip your feet in the cool stream - so nice (because otherwise there is not much protection from the sun). The gravel road is quiet bumpy but not "off road" like somebody wrote. No problem for a regular 2wd rental.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Nice scenery in the mountains and fun for mountain biking, but be prepared to drive a long distance on a very rocky road. Best for four-wheel drives. They are working on the road, so hopefully within a few month it will be easier to reach.

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