Waterfall wanders

Unless you’re a regular hiker, it’s easy to be intimidated by the dramatic amphitheatre of mountains that greets visitors to the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. With the surrounding summits rising to more than 1 500m, the valley offers some of the most beautiful mountain vistas the Cape has to offer. 

Hidden away at the end of the valley is a path that’s easily accessible to weekend wanderers and young families, delivering mountain views, pristine fynbos and two dramatic waterfalls. It’s less than 1km from your car to Eerste Waterval, but it’s worth pressing on up the valley to admire the tumbling cascades of Tweede Waterval. It’s an out-and-back route on a path that’s easy to follow, so there’s little chance of getting lost. Take the family, pack a picnic and allow plenty of time for a lazy wander beneath the high peaks.

For more information visit the CapeNature website at www.capenature.co.za