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      This nature reserve is home to the majestic Jonkershoek Mountains and parts of the Jonkershoek valley. The reserve, which includes the smaller Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve, lies near the town of Stellenbosch in the south-western Cape. Visitors may choose to explore one or both reserves, as they are in easy reach of each other. The reserves are about 9km from Stellenbosch, on the Jonkershoek valley road.

      The rugged Jonkershoek Mountains, which form part of the Boland Mountains, are ideal for hiking enthusiasts. The Eerste, Berg, Lourens and Riviersonderend rivers all start high in these mountains, although only the Eerste River actually flows through the Jonkershoek valley. The area is also rich in animal and plant life, with over 1 100 plant species and a variety of small mammals, birds and reptiles. Hikers should be on the lookout for berg adders, puff adders, boomslang and Cape cobras.

      The reserve is about 9 800 hectares, while Assegaaibosch is about 204 hectares. The smaller reserve is home to the historical Assegaaibosch farmstead, a national monument built in 1790.

      Jonkershoek is hot in summer, and cold and wet in winter. Visitors in the colder months may even see snow dusting the higher mountain peaks. Hikers should note that weather conditions can change rapidly.
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      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Open on Nov 25, 2018

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      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,255
      Trails (view details)
      29
      Trails Mountain Bike
      30
      Trails Hike
      25
      Trails Trail Running
      25
      Total Distance
      34 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      18 miles
      Total Descent
      11,508 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,608 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,409 ft
      Reports
      112
      Photos
      16
      Ridden Counter
      762

      Photos of Jonkershoek Nature Reserve Mountain Bike

      trail: The Plumber
      19 |
      Nov 5, 2018 @ 10:42am
      Nov 5, 2018
      The Plumber, Cape Town
      36 |
      Oct 19, 2018 @ 10:14pm
      Oct 19, 2018
      Double Black Diamond
      trail: The Plumber
      45 |
      Jun 12, 2018 @ 6:28am
      Jun 12, 2018
      The Plumber, Vancouver
      18 |
      Jun 1, 2018 @ 4:09am
      Jun 1, 2018
      Jonkershoek DH1, Cape Town
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      Videos of Jonkershoek Nature Reserve Mountain Bike

      The Plumber
      2:44 | 73 | Nov 25, 2018
      The Plumber - IG bangers
      0:54 | 42 | Nov 25, 2018
      WP DHi round 3 Jonkershoek 2017
      2:51 | 116 | Aug 23, 2017
      Going well before a big crash
      0:14 | 78 | Jun 7, 2017
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      Mountain Bike Routes

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      EWC #3 Jonkershoek FULL ENDURO race
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      Recent Activity

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