Hiking in Stellenbosch
Join Ridgway Ramblers for a guided hike in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve.
The Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is found near the town of Stellenbosch, which is about an hours drive from Cape Town. This is truly one of the most beautiful reserves in the Western Cape. There are a number of hiking trails to choose from with one of the most popular being the Tweede Waterval Trail. (2 waterfalls trail) This is relatively easy 6.4km trail. So the actual walking takes little more than a couple of hours. However most people take a full day to meander along the trail enjoying the beautiful scenary and numerous swimming pools along the way.
Entry to the reserve is R30 per head. From the entrance gate follow the dirt road for about 5km, until it reaches the head of the valley. Here the road takes a turn to the left and crosses the river. Park your car here. Then follow the road back the way you came for 5 minutes until you see the path leading off the road. The path is sandy and relatively flat. After about 10 minutes you pass a turn to the right. This takes you to the first waterfall.