Panorama Trail Hike - Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
A wonderful hiking route, the trail offers stunning panoramas over the entire Jonkershoek valley and its rich mountain fynbos make this a very popular trail.The descent to Kurktrekker is particularly spectacular.
7:30 Jonkerhoek Nature Reserve
jonkershoek nature reserve, which includes the smaller assegaaibosch nature reserve, lies near the town of stellenbosch in the south-western cape.the reserve comprises the imposing jonkershoek mountains and portions of the upper jonkershoek valley.the jonkershoek mountains, with their high peaks and deep kloofs, form part of the larger boland mountain range (part of the greater hottentots holland nature reserve).
the 17 km panorama trail in the jonkershoek nature reserve is a wonderful route, offering stunning panoramas over the entire jonkershoek valley and its rich mountain fynbos, making it a very popular hiking trail.the descent to the infamous kurktrekker section is particularly specatcular!
panorama trail altitude profile
1.we meet at the conservation office at the entrance to jonkershoek nature reserve by 7.30am, after which we take a short drive upto witbrug to start the trail.
2.as soon as everyone is ready we set off on our hike up the mountain side.
3.the panorama trail then leads up the jonkershoek valley and along the left mountain side.it will offer breathtaking views up and onto the jonkershoek valley and surrounding mountains.everywhere and all along the trail fabulous fynbos, geology and birdlife can be seen.
4.halfway up the mountain side we will take a short pit-stop at one of the mountain streams along the way.
5.we will stop for a lunch break at a beautiful viewpoint atop a ledge looking down a fabulous valley!
6.we the continue on all along the top of the mountains enjoying the awesome views down the jonkershoek valley.
6.eventually it will be time to take on the infamous kurktrekker (corksrew) section down the mountain.here lies a big challenge in footing on the very steep, loose rocky slope and deep steps.
7.we will reach our end point back at the start around 17h00.
This hiking excursion is for the serious and competent hiker only and is graded moderate to strenuous.Duration: 8 hours (Full day) Difficulty: Tough Distance: 17 km
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This tour is offered throughout the year.The tour starts at 07:30 hours.
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