It was our last day in Stellenbosch and we went walking in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. We bought a ticket and collected a brochure at the gate, drove down a somewhat rough dirt road, parked the car at this point, and set off.
Our intended route was ‘…Swartboskloof–Sosyskloof: This easy scenic route ascends along the western slopes of Swartboskloof for about 2 km, passing through a patch of beautiful indigenous forest. It then traverses along a contour to Sosyskloof before winding back to the start. 5.3 km; 2 hours; circular, or 6.9 km; 2.5 hours; circular, if longer route to lookout is taken…’. However, we misread the map and actually walked up and down Sosyskloof with a short amble on the traverse to Swartboskloof.
The views were spectacular!
There were signs of fires in the area, but the proteas were renewing themselves.
We completed the circular drive back to the entrance with frequent stops for photography!
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The Jonkershoek Nature Reserve