Hike Jonkershoek Sosyskloof

hike jonkershoek sosyskloof

On 3 September 2016 a group of about 17 of us who are all members of the Gantouw hiking club in Somerset West went for a hike in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve just outside Stellenbosch.  We took the easy route, Sosyskloof,  which is about 7.3km.  See the map at the bottom of this article.

This route is very easy, not long and no steep climbs and scrambling over rocks and boulders.  Depending on what scale you use, no more than a 2B, might even be a 2A.

It was a nice warm summers day with a bit of wind.  Some of the hikers did wear windbreakers and warm clothes, there was still a cold nip in the air. We could still see some of the remains of the fire that burned in the area about a year ago. Being the beginning of autumn, flowers was starting to bloom and after the rain there was streams and waterfalls that added to the beauty. Have a look at the video below to get an idea.

Here are a couple of photographs to wet your appetite:20160903_103837 20160903_105340 20160903_121410

Map of Route that was taken for the Sosyskloof trail.

Highly recommended outing for the whole family. Please note that entrance is R40.00 per person if you do not have a Wildcard, one more reason to get a Wildcard.