Hiking in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is found close to Stellenbosch about an hours drive from Cape Town. Here there are a couple of trails that are absolulely wonderful. 

 

The Panorama trail and Swartsboskloof trail both start at the end of the Jonkershoek valley and share a walk in along the 2 waterfalls trail.

The fynbos in the reserve is pristine.

Then a steep ascent up kroektrekkers Nek. Once at the top of the nek the trails part company and head off in opposite direction

The view down the Jonkershoek valley

Both pass through pristine fynbos with outstanding views and both bring you back onto the road in the Jonkershoek valley so are circular.

Amazingly colourfull plants are found throughout the hike

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both trails are +/-6 hour hikes for fit hikers and in the summer months it can get very  hot so you need to carry plenty of water.

The end of the trails offer some shade and a chance to dip your feet in the cool river before you leave.

Give ridgway ramblers a call for a guided hike in the area. Really some of the best in the region.