Always have a fun time at Jonkershoek, it is a lovely hike and is always beautiful even in the drought we are facing.
There is a 17km hike (Panorama trail) which hosts picture perfect views. There is also the the 3 hour waterfall hike. There are the two popular waterfalls. The first waterfall is about a 15 minute walk and the second... More
There is a 17km hike (Panorama trail) which hosts picture perfect views. There is also the the 3 hour waterfall hike. There are the two popular waterfalls. The first waterfall is about a 15 minute walk and the second waterfall could take another 40 minute walk (depending on your speed ofcourse) this hike is also child friendly. However, if you want to hike to the elusive waterfall this is DEFINITELY not recommended for kids. After you arrive at the second waterfall there will not be any more paths. Basically you have to scramble (should actually call it climbing) upstream, which becomes increasingly difficult when the water levels are high. This part of the hike is graded a C+ (VERY technical and EXTREMELY steep). If you are scared of heights this is NOT for you. Almost every grip you will find will be wet and covered in slippery moss- so one has to take extra precaution. Make sure you are atleast 3 people together as it will make it easier of you have assistance- ie: holding each others feet if you just any get any grips on the mountain. You will know you are in the right spot As soon as you can see the waterfall its just a short climb (15minutes) to the top where there is a stunning rock pool with this massive waterfall continously feeding it. Perfect to swim in. This waterfall is just spectacular! Its really a surreal feeling looking at something that beautful; and worth every step you took to get there. Just be aware, grip tight, and stay focused.