Jonkershoek Pieke (the twins)

Anyone planning to do this hike in the near future? I’ve been dying to do this hike, but I can’t seem to find anyone who has done it before.

I haven’t done Pieke yet, but here is a link to a translated version of Ernst Lotz’s original guide to the scrambles and climbs of Jonkershoek:
JonkershoekLotzTranslatedExtractsv1.2May2008.pdf (516.2 KB)

And here is the full original (only in Afrikaans):
JonkershoekLotz3rdprint1991 2006addendum55pages(originalAfrikaansversion).pdf (1.8 MB)

Thanks for this, Arno!

I think I have enough info now for my friend and I to try the Langrivierkloof route.

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I suggest considering going up via Nerinakloof if you are fine with some light exposed-ish scrambling. It’s spectacular! Big ferns all around and majestic views. At one point you hike through a rock arch.

Here’s some photos (and very vague descriptions) of when I did Pieke (up Nerinakloof down Langrivierkloof) last year with a group of friends:

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For additional info - has that path plotted on the app.

Here is a description with track downloads written by my friend Peter:




Thanks for the info and pictures, Dalene. My friend and I are considering going up langrivierkloof and then coming down Nerinakloof as you described.

I had heard about the exposed little scramble just before Vensterkloof, so it’s good to see that instagram video clip of yours to set my mind at ease.