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Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

#16 of 143 things to do in Stellenbosch Features Animals
Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
+27 21 866 1560
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Jonkershoek Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa
+27 21 866 1560
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jonkershoek is a great place to go for a hike. The hikes are of moderate difficulty and the waterfalls on the reserve are worth the trek up the hillsides. On hot days a dip in the cold pools is refreshing and rejuvenates you for the...More

Thank Jared B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cape nature at its best. This seemingly untouched nature reserve is a wonderland of valleys, rivers and rolling hills of and fynbos and picturesque views.

Thank BMordecaiJones
Reviewed 18 May 2017

You cannot go wrong to visit this nature reserve, In this post I will share what there is to do. Trust me on this one and do yourself a favour to visit this place. Car friendly: Yes, most cars will be able to do the...More

1  Thank OneBigAdventure2016
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Had such fun on this relatively short hike--- loved the waterfalls and georgeous pools. REDO for sure

Thank eloizem2017
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Wow a spectacular walk, just amazing, cant take it all in at once. Will always remember the views, life is not about the number of breaths we take but rather the moments that take away our breath

Thank Estelle D
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

You think you are close to a town ? Well ... Once you reach jonkershoek outside of stellenbosch you feel like you are fully immersed in wild nature ; superb mountain area with great vegetation and perfect hiking and mtb options

Thank KristinMW
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Set in one of the prettiest valleys this is a popular spot for mountain bikers. There is an easy walk to the 1st waterfall and longer hikes for the more energetic.

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Very easy to reach and nice place to visit for a few hours. The main MTB track is very doable and circular. You likely need a map to venture on other trails

Thank Wouter K
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Jonkershoek is unique in that it is close to a city but absolutely unspoilt, and very extensive in size. Sadly due to recent fires (2016 and 2011) the wildlife is much depleted but in general the fynbos is spectacular in spring and at other times...More

1  Thank turret10
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Need a good and solid dose of nature? Running water all year round, a variety of hikes varying between about 4 and 16 km. Without doubt the easiest escape from civilisation near Cape Town or Stellenbosch. Once you reach the starting point of the actual...More

1  Thank Rudolph B
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How do u know which hike is which, how long, how many kms, what waterfalls are there at the end, beginning, of which trails, and which waterfalls do u go to to really swim? Thanks, Jonathan.
28 December 2016|
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Response from ThePr0fe550r | Reviewed this property |
At the entrance they will provide you with the map that has all the info, and the people are knowledgeable about the time it takes. Second waterfall is a bit small but nice nonetheless and is in a river ravine which is about... More
Thank you for your review! We will be visiting in September. My parents are joining us, who are 74 and 70. They are in reasonably good health. In your opinion, would this hike be difficult for people of that age? Thank you in advance!
7 July 2016|
Response from Irene_McC | Reviewed this property |
Hi - that totally depends on their individual state of fitness. There are several different tracks you can hike or just drive the circular route by car and get out at different points to stretch your legs. They will... More