HOW LONG AND TOUGH IS THIS HIKE:
Distance = 12km
Climb = 1200m
Direction = up and down on same route
Total Hiking time = 8 hours
How much water = at least 2 liters
How much food = about 8 snacks (banana, handful of dates, small packet of chips, peanut butter-and-honey sandwich, biltong.)
HOW EARLY SHOULD YOU START:
In the summer you should start as the sun rises, not when the Marloth office opens. Next to the Marloth office there is a building where you can issue yourself a permit. Pay the conservation fee on your return. No hiking allowed in the dark.
HOW DO I GET TO THE START OF THIS HIKE:
> Drive 2.5km from the Drostdy to Marloth Main Office.
> Get your CapeNature permit at the Marloth Office. You can start hiking from here or drive 800m on bakkie road (in Marloth Nature Reserve) up to a parking area where +- 4 cars can park.
CAN I FILL UP MY WATER BOTTLE ALONG THE WAY:
Yes, but these spots are located in the bottom half of the trail. The first time you pass these water points you will not feel the need to fill up and by the time you pass it on the return you will look like a raisin and feel like a prune if you had no water with you. So rather carry the 2 liters of water on you.
Adults = R50
Kids = R30
Wildcard = Free
WHEN ARE HIKING TRAILS OPEN:
SUNRISE TO SUNSET
WHEN IS MARLOTH OFFICE OPEN:
7:30 to 16:00