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Swellendam Hiking Trail

Marloth Nature Reserve, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Waterfall walk closed

We chatted with the ranger while paying the park fees and asked about the waterfall. She said there... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Gorgeous area for a walk

The whole of this area which effectively forms a backdrop to Swellendam is truly beautifu and the... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2016
Steve T
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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This popular hiking trail through the gorgeous Marloth Nature Reserve offers hikes of all lengths and difficulty levels.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
7 Sep 2016
“Waterfall walk closed”
30 May 2016
“Gorgeous area for a walk”
Marloth Nature Reserve, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

We chatted with the ranger while paying the park fees and asked about the waterfall. She said there had been plenty rain recently so waterfall should be good. Drove the track to find the walk entrance barricaded with a no entry sign. Very disappointed

1  Thank frasermunn
Reviewed 30 May 2016

The whole of this area which effectively forms a backdrop to Swellendam is truly beautifu and the fact that in part at least it can be enjoyed for walking is a genuine bonus ! Beautiful !!

1  Thank Steve T
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Lovely waterfall walk, about 1hr return. Up hill can be taxing for the unfit especially coming down if you have sore knees.

Thank karin w
Reviewed 7 September 2015

We go walking here a lot, every week at least twice if not more, it's so quiet & peaceful, a very special place.

1  Thank Aan de O
Reviewed 10 July 2015

One of the most scenic hiking trails in the Overvaal,Southern Cape,South Africa at Swellendam.The third town to be established in history past with the arrival of western civilization in the most Southern Point of Africa.94 kilometers from the coastal town,Cape Agulhas,which is at the lowest...More

2  Thank 774globetrotter
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Did a lovely walk from Swellendam town up to the waterfall on Marloth reserve, well marked path in pristine forest. 6 year old managed the straight up and down walk no problem.

3  Thank Sal P
Reviewed 9 March 2015

600 meters of elevation , it is a long way to go up but at the end it was easier than the way down which was not really clean and easily visible. We did not see any animal but is is a pleasant trail up...More

2  Thank Sadok2014
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Did this trail over old years eve (2014) - it was amazing! We camped the first night - no actual camping area though and the ground was uneven with tussocks of hard grass which made for an uncomfortable sleep. I would recommend hiking a longer...More

Thank Landia D
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Beautiful, although weather can get extreme once you're in the valley, deep in the mountains. Paths were well cut and generally a very good trail with water and flora.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Swellendam is a wonderful place for bike riding, There are a number of trails to do. It was so peaceful and tranquil through the forest with clean air and nature in abundance.

Thank RdPlessis
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