Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

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R M
Durbanville, South Africa6 contributions
Mar 2021
we did one of the trails in the reserve, I can't remember which one, but we had lots of fun along the walk
Written 2 April 2021
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SJ Fouche
2 contributions
Jan 2021 • Friends
Amazing place to hike. Cars can sometimes only enter from 9am. Book beforehand. Some of the trails ( like the waterfalls) only starts 5km in. So its 10km walking extra over and above the trail.

2 companies now manage the trails. MTO to the left and Caoe nature to the right. Different routes diferent times etc
Written 29 January 2021
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Steven D
Johannesburg, South Africa54 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
My girlfriend, her brother and his fiancé went on a hike in the Reserve on Christmas Day. Although the Reserve was formally closed and the ablution facilities were shut, visitors were still able to walk from the gate into the Reserve. There are many brilliant hiking and mountain biking trails within the Reserve, ranging from novice to advanced levels.

The trail we chose took us up towards the fire lookout point and towards two immensely beautiful and unspoiled waterfalls. The water from both falls is drinkable. The natural splendour of the Reserve is enough to see me returning there the next time I am in the area.
Written 6 January 2021
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Crazyredpepper
Plattekloof, South Africa609 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
We love getting out in nature. Great family bonding time. First time I have ever come to this nature reserve and I loved it. In spring and summer come really early, it can get really hot. Bring the swimming costume the waterfalls are so inviting after hiking. Try to park at the start of your hiking trail. It is quite a distance from the entrance to the start of the trails. I saw quite a few families with smaller children turn back before they even started the hike.
Written 23 September 2020
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kapoorkush
Regina, Canada17 contributions
Apr 2019
I love hiking and have hiked so many trails so far, but this one is just something else. While hiking it seems like as if you are walking in a paradise. Start hiking early morning and enjoy the perfect sunrise. If you love photography by no chance miss this one to test your skills with your cameras. Skills+hiking+good stamina will take you all the way to the waterfalls on the top. These waterfalls are best place for meditation/Yoga. Just kidding but seriously spare some moment if you are in Cape Town or plannig to visit anytime soon!! Just go and hike this one!!!!
Written 26 March 2020
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jules
swaffham11 contributions
Mar 2020
Fabulous location with great hikes. One 'easy' but more challenging ones. Really rough roads but 10k loop is worth doing.
Written 12 March 2020
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Nazlie D
Cape Town Central, South Africa273 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Our Sunday hike choice was the Circular Loop at the Jonkershoek Cape Nature reserve. It’s a 10km gravel, Jeep track. This track is safe to walk on and is shared by mountain bikers and cars going to the various start points for the other trails. The trail sits in the valley as you are surrounded by all the mountains and hills. Taking in the vegetation and the nature as a whole is such an experience. There are several spots where you can take breaks or just take in the view, you just have to make the right choices. Parts of the trails are in full sun. Make sure you take enough water with on warm days.
The halfway point has a strong stream. This is also the start point for the next level hike that takes you to the two stunning waterfalls. You can expect to pay R50 per person, which is quite steep but worth it. No cash on site and payments can be done via card or SnapScan and Zapper. The toilets at the start is also well maintained.
Written 2 March 2020
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Marius Roux
Strand, South Africa223 contributions
Jan 2020
A real great walk in nature with a small river and two beautiful waterfalls. Steep at some places but a great walk with lots of vegetation.
Written 17 February 2020
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Ana R
Kelkheim (Taunus), Germany13 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Visited this lovely park in Jan 2020, hiking to the waterfalls at 30 degrees heat. Well, it is well possible, kids should be really fit though as the way is partially very narrow and a bit steep. Recommend at least from the age of 8, not younger.
Beware, if you are driving from the gate to the second parking (4 km), the road is in a poor condition, large stones etc - risk to damage the normal car, 4 wheel drive is a better option. To get to this parking you have to be very early (before 7.30) at the gate. Alternative, mountain bike to the hiking start. Walking 4 km plus further 6 km hike would be rather exhausting with kids.
In the Höhe there are plenty of options to refresh in the stream, the water is pure and pleasantly cold. The second waterfall is great, you can swim there too, the first one we managed to miss. Overall, great fun half-day trip. The ticket office staff is very helpful too.
Written 13 January 2020
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Ethan Le Roux
Knysna, South Africa23 contributions
Jan 2019
The trails are well kept and easy to follow. The beauty in the area is unmatched and like no other around. Just make sure you bring some water and snacks because you won't want to leave this beautiful reserve any time soon
Written 17 December 2019
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