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“What a great place for Mountain Biking!”

Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
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Ranked #17 of 142 things to do in Stellenbosch
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Pretoria, South Africa
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160 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“What a great place for Mountain Biking!”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

Coming from Gauteng we enjoyed the accessibility and the many paths so much. Jonkershoek is in a pristine setting.

The specially made pathways are well maintained and we went back a second time.

it is also great for hiking and various distance routes are available.

Lastly, it only costs R25 to enter and offers great value for very little money. We will be back!

Visited January 2014
1 Thank Christiaan M
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Practical useful tip of Marius”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

I very much liked the detailed description about Jonkershoek. We did the same hike in about half a day. But there's so much more to explore :). Thanks Marius!

Visited November 2013
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surrey, england
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125 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“a paradise for walkers and mountain bikers”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

an early start and a bottle of chilled water are recommended for your visit to this beautiful reserve as it's nestled in valleys and glens that run between steep-sided hills and so can get oppressively hot in the afternoons. plus some persistence, as it's not signposted from the main roads.
toilets and a good cafe are at the gate (R40 per person in a car, that's currently about £2.50 each and so a real bargain). then it's a 10 minute drive to parking for the 3km hike to the first waterfall (gently uphill with brilliant views at every turn) and its welcomingly cold rock pool, or a bit over twice that and a much steeper climb to the second fall. return to your car, take out your picnic and have it sitting on rocks, dipping your toes in the river under the bridge that connects the two parts of the parking area. those who've mountain-biked enthuse about the well laid out trails, the variety of challenge they offer and the scenery they pass. and for the real enthusiast, there's a 17km hiking trail - but beware, it's not circular so you'll need to plan ahead to get back to your transport.

Visited December 2013
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Vibrant nature under the hot African sun”
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.

Visited November 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful outdoors”
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!

Visited April 2013
1 Thank Lizzy741
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