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Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

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Address: Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Phone Number: 0218661560
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Walking in the hills! 4x4 recommended

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Patrik D
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did hike to 2nd Waterfall. Just long enough for a not to strenuous hike. Path looks like it end under the trees, just follow the river to the Waterfall, beautiful in the ravine under shade through the stream for a cool swim at the end under the waterfall.

Thank Thyskas
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I went to Jonkershoek while staying in Stellenbosch and had a fantastic time. We completed the 18km Swatboskloof Route in 8 hours, as opposed to the 6 hours guideline, and had an incredible time along the route. It should be said though that the route, while obviously long in length, is challenging for other reasons. The ascent... More 

Thank stevooo34
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views were absolutely gorgeous. We went on a hike, and the trail was practically empty. Beautiful scenic hills and streams with wild flowers. Watch out for snakes though! We saw a puff Adder on the trail!

Thank Marlene W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think this reserve has something for everyone - short easy hikes, slightly longer hikes and all day beasts !

Thank r0adrunred
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

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

Thank KarmaDP
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 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 

Thank Jacques N
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

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.

Thank ThePr0fe550r

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