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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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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      26
      Total Distance
      22 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent
      9,176 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,409 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,601 ft
      Reports
      54
      Photos
      12
      Ridden Counter
      372

      Photos of Jonkershoek Nature Reserve Mountain Bike

      30 |
      Jan 21, 2018 @ 11:44am
      3 days
      Jonkershoek DH1, Stellenbosch
      trail: Zululand
      33 |
      Jan 3, 2018 @ 1:02pm
      Jan 3, 2018
      Zululand, Cape Town
      trail: Zululand
      26 |
      Jan 3, 2018 @ 1:01pm
      Jan 3, 2018
      Zululand, Cape Town
      trail: Zululand
      17 |
      Dec 14, 2017 @ 12:30am
      Dec 14, 2017
      Zululand, Stellenbosch
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      Videos of Jonkershoek Nature Reserve Mountain Bike

      WP DHi round 3 Jonkershoek 2017
      2:51 | 56 | Aug 23, 2017
      Going well before a big crash
      0:14 | 39 | Jun 7, 2017
      Hoeked
      3:41 | 186 | Mar 24, 2015
      GoPro - Jonkershoek Black Diamond Trail
      300 | Jun 17, 2016 , Stellenbosch
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1451741ewaldsadiephotoaddphotoJames Coetzer at Jonkershoek in Stellenbosch, South Africa
      Jan 21, 2018 @ 11:46am
      3 days
      user #1231073walkleynaddridelogNov 24, 2017 ride log
      Jan 17, 2018 @ 4:36am
      Jan 17, 2018
      user #939580MattLochneraddtrailForestry Road and 1 more
      Jan 16, 2018 @ 10:13am
      Jan 16, 2018
      user #1314312SpecializedCurrieaddridelogJan 12, 2018 ride log
      Jan 13, 2018 @ 12:10am
      Jan 13, 2018
      user #1449483kaaskopaddridelogJun 10, 2017 ride log
      Jan 12, 2018 @ 4:01am
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