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“Vibrant nature under the hot African sun”

Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
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$61.81*
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Guided Bike Tour of Stellenbosch
Ranked #10 of 154 things to do in Stellenbosch
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

The nature is so stunning and empowering that you need to just sit down and take in all the energies. When you do, you start to see all the small things around you like the snakes, caterpillars, flowers and all the beautiful life that makes up this magnificent place. I felt review when we left.

Thank Agustina T
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"waterfall hike"
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"world heritage site"
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"single track"
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

The entrance is expensive, R40pp in a car but the hiking trails are beautiful! Relatively well marked with amazing waterfalls that you can swim in!

1  Thank Lizzy741
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

If you would like to experience some of the best singletrack the Cape has to offer, then Jonkers is the place to be! Generally technical, but sections for all skill levels. Use Strava to navigate your way around. Awesome downhill singletrack for the more adventurous.

Thank Shaun_Stell
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Nine kilometers from Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, South Africa is the amazing Jonkershoek Nature reserve. The Jonkershoek mountains creates a landscape of high peaks and lovely valleys.Some of the routes are next to the Eerste river and one can deviate to three lovely waterfalls along the way.
At the entrance to the reserve is the Chaplins coffee shop, serving light lunches. The cheese cake is highly recommended. There is a entrance fee payable at the boom gate of R30 for hikers and R20 for mountain bikers. Wild Card users get in for free. The gate person was not very helpful and we had to extract information with many questions.
There is a 10km circular gravel track starting at the boom gate from where one is allowed to drive,walk or mountain bike. It is really convenient as one can drive the 5 km to the beginning of the first waterfall walk. There are parking areas at the start of the different routes along the circular road. About 25 minutes along the first waterfall route there is a turn to the right, which can be easily missed. Look out for the overhang rock formation against the mountain as a clue to take the right path to the first waterfall. Great place for a picnic and a rest in the cool shadows of the waterfall. From here one can continue on wards to the second waterfall. The path is clear and varies between rocky and sandy areas. Most of the route is near water, so it is great to take a dip now and then, especially in summer. Bring something to swim in or go naked.
Hiking boots are recommended, although many people walk in trainers or barefoot. Back at the boom gate, Chaplin's Coffee shop beckons with light lunches and great cakes.

11  Thank MariusVStraaten
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Well worth a visit - waterfalls and lots of bird watching. You can moutina bike or take a vigourous hike.

Thank DanaAmy
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