Tienuurkop Trail



7.6km – Out & back – Hard

Embark on an adventurous journey along this 7.6-kilometer out-and-back trail located near Swellendam NU, Western Cape. Renowned for its challenging terrain, it typically requires around 4 hours and 45 minutes to conquer. This trail holds a special place in the hearts of hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, drawing them to its natural beauty and invigorating challenges.

This trail is pretty steep all the way to the top so if you’re up for the climb its great. Marloth Nature Reserve is named after the pioneer botanist who, together with a deputation of Swellendam residents, petitioned the Minister of Lands and Forestry in 1928 to set aside part of the mountain as a nature reserve. During 1981, the reserve was enlarged to include the rest of the State Forest and the Swellendam hiking trail was opened. The reserve’s vegetation is predominantly mountain fynbos, with patches of forest. There are several species of Protea and more than 25 species of erica, most of which flower in November. Marloth, like the rest of the southern Cape, has hot summers and cold winters. The higher mountain peaks are occasionally dusted in snow during the cold winter months.



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