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Swellendam Hiking Trail

Marloth Nature Reserve, Swellendam, South Africa
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Ranked #9 of 16 attractions in Swellendam
Description: This popular hiking trail through the gorgeous Marloth Nature Reserve offers hikes of all lengths and difficulty levels.
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Rivonia, Gauteng, South Africa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

First stop is up to Twaalfuurkop, then onto your chosen route, we did a four day hike, loads of small game, klipspringers, mountain duiker, etc. from the peaks you view the sea one side and Little Karoo on the other, great contrasts. Two roomed log cabins along the way, bunk beds (take your own sleeping bags) and kitchen equipment (pots... More

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

all trails are well signposted--lots of birdlife to see

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West Sussex UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

This town was one of the first towns built by the Dutch east african company. It is so very preety and quint. The museums are just lovely and the old Dutch reform church at the bottom of the mountain range is breath taking. If you did not know you were in South Africa you could think it was Austria. Well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

a lovely day hike into the Marloth Nature reserve to Duiwelsbos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2010

A lovely two hours out in the country viewing game on the Nuwejaars special management area (www.nuwejaars.com) ranging from cape buffalo, to eland, to springbuck, to the rare bontebok, ostrich, with the slight possibility of spotting a hippo. Included your guide will stop and spot birds and point out fynbos. A nice snack with a water is presented at the... More

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