Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is a valuable conservation area. It
provides water to Stellenbosch and the surrounding areas, is mainly
covered in mountain fynbos, and has rare/endemic plant and animal
Although oak trees are not indigenous, they have not been
removed from the area as they have historical value. The valley has
large pine plantations on property neighbouring the nature reserve.
CapeNature has a programme in place to control the growth of hakea and
other invasive alien plants that threaten the area’s precious fynbos.