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Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

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Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Reviewed today

I often visit for an excellent time on the mountain bike routes with awesome single tracks - some among the pine plantations and I have many favourites, the Magic Carpet being one of them. There are also so many view points to stop and admire...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank antwest
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can hike, bike or walk. Whatever you do just do it. If you hike nice ponds along the way. If you bike make it mountain biking. Inexpensive day out.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marc_and_Kim_Z
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We start at Stellenbosch and we are back almost six hours later. At the entrance we pay 50 Rand per person. Then we drive a one way road about five and a half kilometres on a gravel road up to the bridge over the Eerste...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Claus S
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We found the nature reserve with no problem but it wasn't desperately clear where to park as there were a load of tractors and works vehicles at the entrance and no signs to say it was the start of the Reserve but we left the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank speedsister
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Friends took us out on Heritage Day to this heritage site. How befitting. This was our first visit, but definitely not our last. The only downside is that there are only toilets at the main gate. The best part - on Heritage Day, you do...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bennie v
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Hiked the Tweede waterfall trail up to the second waterfall and thoroughly enjoyed it. The hike is a mellow one with just a small steep section before the second waterfall. The footing is tricky on that section with some rocky bits that can get slippery....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 19 September 2018

I had booked all my activities from Viator, but I did leave one day open for any possibility. I met Ken Treloar, a photographer on a previous hike in Cape Town. Our energies got along, and he suggested this activity for me. I like to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Veronica H
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Easy and most scenic hike to the first waterfall however it must be noted that a low suspension car is not recommended as the road is extremely rocky. It was also disappointing that a few visitors to the reserve were playing loud music and continuously...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank clairecwalsh
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This Nature Reserve is not just for seeing, it is for doing. Mountain biking, trail running and hiking between beautiful proteas, fynbos and spectacular mountains. You just can't help it being totally Active in this beautiful Nature Reserve. Highly recommended for anyone who loves nature...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sb_albertyn
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Would suggest going on a week day to avoid crowds and as early as possible. Was spectacular to see the sun come over the mountains. I have been on a couple of occassion and enjoyed a variety of trails, some less strenous than others. Packing...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Trent W
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5 July 2018|
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Response from Henry R | Reviewed this property |
No facilities: it was very, very dry!
27 December 2017|
Response from Peter_guest | Reviewed this property |
I've been there a number of times but never encountered this - might be an issue around holidays I suppose. But people arrive and leave all the time anyway.