Why not visit Asegaaibosch after spending some time hiking, cycling or fishing at Jonkershoek. It is a mere 1.2 km from the Jonkershoek gate. Here you can quietly relax, watching the Eerste River gurgling slowly by
while the kids splash and play in the shallow water.
The picnic area is shaded by giant Oak, Keurboom and Yellowwood trees so one is almost guaranteed of a shady spot to spread your blanket under, or if you like, you could choose to be seated at one of the outdoor picnic benches.
If you prefer to light a fire and braai, there are approximately six back to back built in braais. Bring your own braai grid and wood as there are none supplied, and if you do forget anything, the nearest supermarket is in town. Another item not to forget is your wild Card, as this valid both at Jonkershoek and Asegaaibosch.
Asegaaibosch also has three short hiking routes, varying in distance between 2.9 and 5.5km around the wild flower garden. There is another easy walk from Asegaaibosch to the conservation station where a fresh water aquarium is on display during office hours.
The Asegaaibosch farmstead ws built in 1790 by Jan Andriessen and the huge old oak trees were planted by Wouter Eduard Wium in 1817. The farm changed hands several times over the years, becoming neglected, until the Cape Provincial Administration purchased it in 1960. It has since been renovated, is now a National Monument and used as a guest house.
In 1893 the Colonial Government rented a portion of the estate adjacent to Asegaaibosch for the establishment of a trout hatchery. The sturdy, stone hatching house was constructed by John Scott and is now a national monument. Today CapeNature utilise the property as a conservation station.(CapeNature)
|Tel no||021 866 1560||G.P.S.||–33.964363,18.925753|
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|Nearest Town||Stellenbosch||Max Persons|
|Distance from Town||7.8km||Chalets/Cottages||No|
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