Guide to Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is a popular outdoor destination for town locals and visitors alike. The Reserve is 10,000 hectares of mountains, streams, fynbos, flora and fauna. Many of the rivers in the area including the Eersterivier and Lourens rivers have their sources starting in the beautiful mountains and valleys of the Jonkershoek and Assegaaibosch Nature Reserves.

The reserves are home to a variety of animals including leopard, baboon, black eagles, klipspringer, and spotted eagle owls. Boomslang, adders and cape cobras are also present in the reserves so hikers should be aware of the dangers they pose. Bring plenty of water, a hat, sunscreen and some energy food on your hikes, especially in summer. Be sure to be well protected from the elements in winter as it can get rather chilly.

Both the Jonkershoek and Assegaaibosch Nature Reserves are open daily for hikers, bird lovers and mountain bikers. Access to the reserves is subject to an entrance fee payable at the gate prior to entry. Fishermen may also be interested in the trout fly-fishing facility next to the entrance to the reserves and the actual trout dams inside the reserves.

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Jonkershoek Nature Reserve