VISIT

SWELLENDAM

Plaat East

HOW LONG AND TOUGH IS THIS HIKE: 

Distance = 5km

Climb = 400m

Direction = anti-clock wise

Total Hiking time = 2.5 - 3.5 hours

TIPS:            

> Take at least 1 liter of water per person.

> Eat something every 30 minutes. This could be an apple (other fruit), muffin, peanut-butter-and-honey sandwich, nuts, raisins, small packet of chips, biltong or dried fruit. If you are taking kids along - take some sweets. If motivation is required sweets work great.

> Children of 6 years old can hike this route if they are used to hiking - but remember the sweets. If this is your first hike in Marloth with children you should consider Koloniesbos or Duiwelsbos, which are easier hikes.

> Children should not hike barefoot.

HOW DO I GET TO THE START OF THIS HIKE:         

> Drive 2.5km from the Drostdy to Marloth Main Office.

> Get your CapeNature permit and drive 3.8km on bakkie road (in Marloth Nature Reserve) up to Duiwelsbos parking area.

GPS Location:

Marloth Main Entrance = -34.004491, 20.440881

Plaat East Trail Start/ Parking = -33.999118, 20.457068

    

CONSERVATION FEE:

Adults = R40

Kids = R20

Wildcard = Free

WHEN ARE HIKING TRAILS OPEN:

SUNRISE TO SUNSET

 

WHEN IS MARLOTH OFFICE OPEN:

7:30 to 16:00

*If you want to start hiking before the Marloth Office opens, you can issue yourself a permit at the building between the office and Marloth's main gate. This must be done for safety reasons. When you return after the hike, please remember to pay the entrance fee.

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MUNICIPALITY

  

​Phone: + 27 (0) 28 514 8500


Fax: + 27 (0) 28 514 2694


Website: www.swellenmun.co.za

Located: 49 Voortrek St, Swellendam

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