Accommodation

Self-catering

  • Manor House

    The charming Assegaaibosch Manor House is a national monument, built in traditional Cape Dutch style. Visitors will be stepping back into history, but doing it in style. The two-bedroomed house has been refurbished, with a recently renovated bathroom and kitchen area, and a comfortable dining and lounge area.

    The stately self-catering guesthouse is surrounded by 180-year-old oak trees and has a thatched roof, yellowwood beams and wooden floors. The house sleeps up to six people.

    Electricity: Yes
    Bathroom: Hot-water shower
    Kitchen: Fully equipped with electric appliances
    Bedding, linen and towels: Yes
    Fireplace: Outside braai
    Disabled access: Wheel-chair friendly
    Pets welcome: No

Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

A historical gem in the Jonkershoek valley

The charming Assegaaibosch Manor House is a national monument, built in traditional Cape Dutch style. Visitors will be stepping back into history, but doing it in style. The two-bedroomed house has been refurbished, with a recently renovated bathroom and kitchen area, and a comfortable dining and lounge area.

The stately self-catering guesthouse is surrounded by 180-year-old oak trees and has a thatched roof, yellowwood beams and wooden floors. The house sleeps up to six people.

Electricity: Yes
Bathroom: Hot-water shower
Kitchen: Fully equipped with electric appliances
Bedding, linen and towels: Yes
Fireplace: Outside braai
Disabled access: Wheel-chair friendly
Pets welcome: No

Activities

  • Picnicking

    Assegaaibosch is a popular picnicking area, so we suggest you get there early to avoid disappointment! Visitors are allowed on a first-come-first-served basis, and numbers are limited to 60 people per day.

Location

Conservation

Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve Conservation

The Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve has varied habitats, from steep mountain ridges, cliffs, ravines and spurs, to the almost-level Jonkershoek valley floor. This allows richly diverse  plant and animal species to thrive here.
Two main vegetation types, mountain fynbos and riparian forest, occur on the reserve. The forest is restricted to the banks of the Eerste River and adjoining streams. The reserve has many small mammals, such as the red-sided skink, the striped mouse and  the mongoose, but visitors will struggle to spot them within the area’s dense vegetation.
Assegaaibosch is also home to many types of frogs, lizards and insects. The leopard is the largest predator in the area. Its spoor can occasionally be seen on hiking trails after rain, but  it is highly unlikely that you will encounter this wary predator.
Avid birders will enjoy the 135 species in the area, including large raptors such as black eagles, as well as kingfishers, sugarbirds, orange-breasted sunbirds and protea seed-eaters.

Filming

Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve Filming

Adjacent to Jonkershoek, the 204 hectare Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve is a stone’s throw from Cape Town.

Filming is permitted at the 10kilometre circular gravel road to the Jonkershoek valley, the Assegaaibosch river and the picnic area.

See the video below for Assegaaibosch’s filming options:

Accessibility

  • Walking Stick friendly
  • Wheelchair friendly

1 Reviews

Riatha van Zyl, Jun 8, 2015 - Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve

It is amazing!

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Our friendly tourism booking officers will take you through the booking process and answer all enquiries.