November 10: Jonkerskoek Nature Reserve to Cape Town

Just outside of Cape Town is the Jonkerskock Nature Reserve, an area covering approximately 27,000 acres. The name Jonkershoek is said to hail from the 17th century owner of one of the freeholds that Simon van der Stel issued in the valley: Jan Andriessen, who had been a bachelor midshipman, was also known as Jan de Jonkheer and named his grant of land Vallei Jonkershoek.

Today the land is a park open to mountain bikers, hikers and anyone interested in communing with nature. Several trails crisscross the park over a variety of terrains allowing for any level biker to enjoy the scenery. Gravel or dirt makes it a mountain bike "biking trail" but with careful navigating it can still be fun for all.

"Jonkerskock Nature Reserve Ride"

Jackie Chasing Becky Down the Nature Path

Watch Out: Here Comes Chris

Kit Enjoying the View After A Climb


Sharing The Road With The Friendly Goats

A Typical Home In The "Suburbs" of Stellenbosch

Bike Rack! Also a "Rain Maker Horn"

Table Mountain Watching Out Over Cape Town


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