Marloth Nautre Reserve

Take some time out in the cool green depths of the remaining indigenous forests near Swellendam. Situated in the foothills of the southern Langeberg, Marloth is best explored on foot, from magical short walks to adventurous multi-day hikes.

Main attractions

  • Wildflowers and birdlife
  • Indigenous forest walks

If mountains are your thing, you’ll find what you want here from relatively easy walks through the indigenous forest to straight-up-and-down assaults on the summits of Ten, Eleven and Twelve O’Clock peaks.

– Nick Dall, Wild 26


  • Short and long hikes
  • Multi-day hike
  • Horse riding
  • Picnic and barbecue areas
  • Mountain biking

Top sightings: Klipspringer, bushbuck, baboon, leopard, Cape sugarbird, Verreaux’s eagle, buzzards, harriers

Accommodation: Self-catering cottage

Gate times: 07:00 – 16:00

Nearest centre: Swellendam borders the reserve (about one minute away).

Contact reserve: +27 (0)28 514 1410

CapeNature Central Reservations: +27 (0)21 483 0190, [email protected]

Visit Marloth Nature Reserve’s home page.