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Hiking second waterfall at Jonkershoek

First and sec­ond water­fall is a pop­u­lar two to three hour hike, so it is rec­om­mended that one hits the trail early to avoid the crowds, spe­cially
over week­ends and the school hol­i­days. On week­days, if you are lucky you might have this whole beau­ti­ful kloof to yourself.

It soon becomes appar­ent why this hike is so pop­u­lar. After just fif­teen min­utes of walk­ing you get to the first water­fall, tucked away in a shady over­hang. I dont think that I have ever been there with some­one for the first time that has not said “wow , or “amaz­ing”. On a quiet day (with not to many peo­ple) this cool kloof will also be a mag­i­cal spot to pic­nic at.

As this hike has the Eerste River in sight most of the way, be on the look­out for a turn of down to the river, where one can sit and relax in the shal­low pools on a hot day. In the sum­mer months the South Easter can really blow down this kloof , but once you are down at the river you are mostly out of the wind.
Jonkershoek hike one

Unfor­tu­nately on can­not (legally) walk to the base of the water­fall, as there is no real path, and climb­ing the last bit out of the kloof is con­sid­ered extremely dan­ger­ous. On our last visit to the sec­ond water­fall there was a small memo­r­ial of painted rocks, erected to a lost friend. We can only assume the climb out of the kloof to the base of the water­fall claimed another life. Don’t try it, it is not worth it.

Whilst you are in the area you could also have a pic­nic in the adja­cent Asegaai­bos Nature Reserve, 1.2 km down the road. Here are des­ig­nated braai areas, or you can spread your pic­nic blan­ket on the lawn next to the Eerste River.

Jonker­shoek Nature Reserve is also very pop­u­lar with the moun­tain bik­ers, as there is a huge net­work of cycling tracks avail­able, both jeep and sin­gle track.

Other hikes in the Jonker­shoek Nature reserve include:

Swartboskloof-​Sosyskloof
Swart­boskloof
Panorama
Jonkershoek hike
Jonkershoek hiking


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First and Sec­ond Water­fall , Jonkershoek
Con­tact Details
Tel no 021 866 1560 G.P.S. 33.968669,18.934599
Cell no 082 467 0405 Email
Fax 021 866 1567 Web­site Click here
Hike Details
Near­est Town Stel­len­bosch Max Per­sons
Dis­tance from Town 9km Overnight Shel­ter None
Map to start of hike View Map Brochure
No of days Day hike Trail Type Lin­ear (There and back)
Tips and things to do

These tips will prob­a­bly apply to many hikes, but this is what we thought should not be forgotten

1.The drive around Jonker­shoek is cir­cu­lar 10 km drive. At approx­i­mately the 5km mark, just before the bridge cross­ing the river, is the start to the First and Sec­ond Water­fall hike.

2. Bring your Wild Card, as this willl allow you free entrance.

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