Hiking trails near Stellenbosch
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve which is found near the town of Stellenbosch (+/- 1 hours drive from Cape Town) has some of the greatest walking in the Western Cape. Two of the best are the Panorama Trail and the Swartboskloof Trail. Both are about 17km in length and take a good to 6 to 8 hours to complete.
They both lead off the dirt road that circles the reserve beginning only 500 metres apart. However they lead up opposite slopes of the mountains through pristine fynbos. The Panorama trail has magnificent views of the entire reserve which includes the smaller Assegaaibos reserve on the other the side of the mountains. The Swartboskloof trail leads to a viewpoint of the entire Helderberg Valley, from where you can see Gordons Bay and the Strand as well as Cape Town in the distance.