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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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      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      21
      Total Distance
      22 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent
      9,055 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,409 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,601 ft
      Reports
      53
      Photos
      5
      Ridden Counter
      294

      Photos of Jonkershoek Nature Reserve Mountain Bike

      trail: Fire Hut 3
      59 |
      Jun 7, 2017 @ 4:47am
      Jun 7, 2017
      Fire Hut 3, Cape Town
      trail: Lower Canary
      59 |
      Jun 7, 2017 @ 4:47am
      Jun 7, 2017
      | 1 comments Lower Canary, Cape Town
      101 |
      Mar 14, 2016 @ 1:07am
      Mar 14, 2016
      Firehut Contour, Stellenbosch
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      Mar 14, 2016 @ 1:06am
      Mar 14, 2016
      Firehut Contour, Stellenbosch
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      Videos of Jonkershoek Nature Reserve Mountain Bike

      WP DHi round 3 Jonkershoek 2017
      2:51 | 49 | Aug 23, 2017
      Going well before a big crash
      0:14 | 35 | Jun 7, 2017
      Hoeked
      3:41 | 177 | Mar 24, 2015
      GoPro - Jonkershoek Black Diamond Trail
      271 | Jun 17, 2016 , Stellenbosch
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