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“Not like I remember it but so worth it!”

Marloth Nature Reserve
Ranked #3 of 21 things to do in Swellendam
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Wildflowers, majestic mountain views, many hiking trails and rare birds and animals grace this sprawling national park.
Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa
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83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Not like I remember it but so worth it!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Sadly the fire damage from 2011 is still very obvious and picnic sites are overgrown/closed down at the start of the route. Best is to drive your car to the Waterfall/Forest trails and then hike from there. A beautiful and magical experience.
Only drawback is that the park doesn't give any info on the length / difficulty rating of the different trails.

Visited June 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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166 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Worth only if you're in the area and want to spend a day hiking”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

While the views from a top are nice, it is after all just another nature reserve in a country that has oh so many wonderful ones. Also, the trails are not suitable for the little ones, so if you're equpped with little kids you might want to skip it and head for your next attraction.

Visited March 2013
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Somerset West, South Africa
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74 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Worth a hike”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

We hiked to the waterfall, but never reached it due to the trails not being marked.Be careful, it is easy to get lost because of the shortage of markers.

Visited March 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Come back next year”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

Unfortunately they had a fire last year and it will take a bit to recover. Nice place to see interesting nature, but worth a miss. Rather walk around the historical area

Visited February 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Give it some time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

There was a fire a year ago here, and although most of the local feinboss has grown back, it still has a while to go. We enjoyed the hike though and can't wait to go back again to see what's become of it. Some plants only grow after fire, so here's your chance to see something special. Our guide showed us some plants that haven't been seen in 20 years, so it was well worth that. Give it a chance!

Visited January 2013
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