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Best trails in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa

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Looking for a great trail in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, Western Cape? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, views trails, dogs no trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 5 hard trails in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve ranging from 5.1 to 9.1 miles and from 793 to 4,183 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Situated near Stellenbosch, east of Cape Town, the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is a beautiful nature oasis. The reserve boasts miles of trails weaving through a striking landscape. As with much of South Africa's open space, visitors to this reserve will find a variety of animals and unique vegetation.

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Map of trails in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa
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Top trails (8)
#1 - Jonkershoek Waterfalls
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
#2 - Panorama Trail and Waterfalls Loop
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 5 h 3 m
#3 - Swarboskloof Trail and Sosyskloof Trail Loop
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(19)
Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
#4 - Kurktrekker Waterfall Viewpoint
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
#5 - Yellowwood Trail Loop
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 47 m
This trail has beautiful streams to cross and views that will force you to stop. Bring your phone or camera – you will need it. This family friendly, one hour walk is perfect for: • A Sunday afternoon walk • For getting children into taking a hike • Enjoying nature • A quick 1 hour exercise session • A stroll to re-energize the mind and soul Please follow the hiking markers or download a route description here: This walk starts at the Jonkershoek gate (so no need to drive your car in) and wanders gently upward, crossing streams and walking through shaded areas. This trail winds up the left side of the valley, following the river course, affording you amazing views of the surrounding Jonkershoek mountains. After about half an hour you get to the one and only climb of the day, a 185 metre up to the top of the hill. This is the place to stop, take in the view, and eat some snacks. Once rested it’s downhill to the end. Along the way there are two or three bail out options if the children get tired or it gets too hot. Show more
#6 - Jonkershoek Reserve Loop
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 4 h 59 m
#7 - Jonkershoek MTB Loop
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(3)
Length: 11.5 mi
#8 - Saaltjie (Saddle)
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(3)
Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 4 h 39 m