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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 Aug 10, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #586
      Trails
      26
      Total Distance
      34 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      17 miles
      Total Descent
      11,500 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,409 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,608 ft
      Reports
      81
      Photos
      14
      Ridden Counter
      590

      Photos of Jonkershoek Nature Reserve Mountain Bike

      trail: The Plumber
      5 |
      Jun 12, 2018 @ 6:28am
      Jun 12, 2018
      The Plumber, Vancouver
      12 |
      Jun 1, 2018 @ 4:09am
      Jun 1, 2018
      Jonkershoek DH1, Cape Town
      214 |
      Jan 21, 2018 @ 11:44am
      Jan 21, 2018
      Jonkershoek DH1, Stellenbosch
      trail: Zululand
      54 |
      Jan 3, 2018 @ 1:02pm
      Jan 3, 2018
      Zululand, Cape Town
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      Videos of Jonkershoek Nature Reserve Mountain Bike

      WP DHi round 3 Jonkershoek 2017
      2:51 | 89 | Aug 23, 2017
      Going well before a big crash
      0:14 | 59 | Jun 7, 2017
      Hoeked
      3:41 | 202 | Mar 24, 2015
      GoPro - Jonkershoek Black Diamond Trail
      385 | Jun 17, 2016 , Stellenbosch
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      Mountain Bike Routes

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      Recent Activity

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