Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

The Jonkershoek Valley is located about 10 km east of Stellenbosch below the imposing Hottentots-Holland Mountains. Several challenging hiking trails climb up into the steep mountain slopes of the Jonkershoek Forest, ranging in length from 7 km to 18 km.

The natural vegetation of the area is mountain fynbos interspersed with small patches of forested ravines. Pine tree plantations provide welcome shelter from the sun during the summer months.

These mountains are home to a number of large raptors, such as black eagle, spotted eagle owl, and fish eagle. The fynbos provides nourishment to the smaller herbivores in the park.

The Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is part of the much larger 42,00 ha Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve, which can be explored via the Boland Hiking Trail. This trail, is accessible from the parks office located at the Nuweberg Dam located along the Viljoens Pass, about 10 km north of Grabouw.

Shorter day walks and picnic sites are available at the nearby Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve, This is a very scenic park located along the banks of the Eerste River, with a wildflower garden and majestic oak trees providing shade. There is also a small aquarium at the conservation station.

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES AT JONKERSHOEK NATURE RESERVE:
- hiking
- cycling
- trout fishing

SUMMARY OF WILDLIFE & FLORA:
Vegetation: mountain fynbos
Birdlife: black eagle, spotted eagle owl, fish eagle
Fish: trout

DIRECTIONS TO JONKERSHOEK NATURE RESERVE:
- from Stellenbosch follow Jonkershoek Rd.

HOURS:
07:30 - 17:00

Nearby Listings

Sleeps: 19 in 4 units/rooms

Kierie Kwaak

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Stellenbosch

2.5km South West of center of Jonkershoek 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: 34 in 13 units/rooms
From R 720,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Zorgvliet Wines Country Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Stellenbosch

4.6km North West of center of Jonkershoek 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: 12 in 6 units/rooms
From R 400,00
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Stellenboschfontein

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Stellenbosch

6.7km South West of center of Jonkershoek 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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Sleeps: 6 in 3 units/rooms
From R 490,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Casablanca Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Stellenbosch

7.3km West of center of Jonkershoek 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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Het Logement 4 + 7 Meulstroom

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Stellenbosch

7.4km West of center of Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

Meustroom (number 4 and 7) are upmarket, self-catering apartments 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

7.5km West of center of Jonkershoek 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: 36 in 15 units/rooms
From R 625,00
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Caledon Villa

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Stellenbosch

7.5km West of center of Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

Caledon Villa embodies warm South African hospitality, culture and history. It is located within walking distance from the heart of historical Stellenbosch, from the vibrant campus of the University and from the peaceful flowing Eerste River.

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Sleeps: 40 in 21 units/rooms
From R 1 100,00
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Bonne Esperance Guest Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Stellenbosch

7.5km West of center of Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

Bonne Esperance Guest Lodge is a charming Victorian Villa in the heart of Stellenbosch with a wrap-around veranda, cast iron mouldings and corner-turret.

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Sleeps: 43 in 11 units/rooms

Villa Grande Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Stellenbosch

7.5km West of center of Jonkershoek 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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Roosenwijn Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Stellenbosch

7.5km West of center of Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

A mere 5 minute walk from the village of Stellenbosch and the University. 10 stylishly decorated luxurious, en-suite rooms, furnished with beautiful antiques and a touch of Africa. Air-conditioner/heater, satellite television, mini-bar, tea/coffee...

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