Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

Originally granted to Wouter Eduard Wium by Lord Charles Somerset in 1817, the farm Assegaaibosch was let to him with the proviso that Wium should plant oak trees. The farm was bought by the Cape Provincial Administration during 1960 and the original H shape homestead which was built in 1790 was restored. Today the oak trees which are aged over 180 years each surround this house and its gardens in what is known today as Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve. The reserve is 204 hectares in size and lies approximately 9 km from Stellenbosch in the Jonkershoek Valley. It lies adjacent to the Eerste River which forms the northern boundary and extends up the north eastern slope of Stellenbosch Mountain which forms the southern boundary. The south-eastern side is bordered by SAFCOL plantations and by farms on the north-western. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely day at the picnic area, follow a number of day walks on the reserve or cycle the management roads leading through the reserve. The two main vegetation types to be found on the reserve are mountain fynbos and riparian forest. The fynbos being the dominant type while the riparian forest is restricted to the banks of the Eerste River and adjoining streams. The Reserve supports a high diversity of smaller life-forms, but because of the dense vegetation very few are observed. Birds, of which 135 species have been recorded, are probably the most conspicuous. The reserve has two short day walks which start from the picnic area, one being 3km long and the other 5km. Both are suited to those who prefer gentle exercise. The circular trail leads along waterfalls and babbling streams.
The Assegaaibosch Homestead is an ideal venue for daily conferences or workshops for up to 25 people. There are no catering services, but a list of names of caterers is available at the reserve office.

For more information and reservations please contact:
CapeNature Reservations
Tel: +27-861-227-362-8873

Accommodation Near Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

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Sleeps: 19 in 4 units/rooms

Kierie Kwaak

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Stellenbosch

1.1km North West of Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

The Kierie Kwaak Self Catering cottages are situated 4 km outside Stellenbosch on a farm in the beautiful, rustic Jonkershoek valley, which forms part of a World Heritage area.

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Sleeps: 12 in 6 units/rooms

Stellenboschfontein

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Stellenbosch

4.8km South West of Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

Stellenboschfontein is a farm situated on the foothill of Stellenbosch Mountain with a fresh water spring, overlooking the Blaauwklippen Valley with breathtaking views. Stellenboschfontein offers 5 self catering units

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Crofters

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Stellenbosch

4.8km West of Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

Only 2 minutes form the Stellenbosch town centre, each of our 3 self catering apartments has a separate entrance and kitchenette. 7 min from Stellenbosch Golf Course.

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Sleeps: 34 in 13 units/rooms

Zorgvliet Wines Country Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Stellenbosch

5.5km North of Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

Zorgvliet's warm and welcoming country lodge caters for the needs of every individual with exceptional attention to detail. This lodge offers guests an opportunity to truly experience the unique personality of the Stellenbosch winelands, from serv...

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Sleeps: 6 in 2 units/rooms

Languedoc Farm

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Stellenbosch

5.8km South West of Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

We invite you to share our tranquil, secure and comfortable home, on a small Cape/English lifestyle farm, situated 10 minutes from historic Stellenbosch, in the Blaauwklippen valley surrounded by the majestic Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountains.

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Sleeps: 6 in 3 units/rooms

Casablanca Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Stellenbosch

5.8km West of Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

Casablanca Bed & Breakfast is situated on the slopes of Stellenbosch mountain with a splendid view across Table Mountain in the distance. Mediterranean lifestyle, situated in a quiet neighbourhood in a cul-de-sac, with a ...

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Sleeps: 2

Stellenview Luxury Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Stellenbosch

6.0km West of Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

Stellenview Luxury Cottage offers the discerning traveller a country stay experience within walking distance (less than 1.3 km) from the historic centre of Stellenbosch.This luxury cottage, suitable for 2 adults is situated next...

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Het Logement 4 Meulstroom

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Stellenbosch

6.3km West of Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

Het Logement is an upmarket, self-catering apartment situated in a small block of flats, called Meulstroom in Stellenbosch. It is surrounded by historical houses, centrally situated yet in a quiet area..

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Stellenbosch Apartment

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Stellenbosch

6.3km West of Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

Stellenbosch Apartment is a two bedroom self catering apartment close to the historic town centre of Stellenbosch. Is is on the ground floor of a small apartment block and has a beautiful private garden with braai/barbeque facilities. Airport ...

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Sleeps: 43 in 11 units/rooms

Villa Grande Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Stellenbosch

6.4km West of Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

A warm-hearted villa in the centre of historic Stellenbosch. This elegant renovated 1920's villa offers a serene retreat within easy walking distance of the diverse attractions this vibrant University town offers.

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