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.
Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve
Originally known as Melkhoutskraal, the Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve encompasses 250 hectares of indigenous forest in the Langeberg region, close to Heidelberg. The name translates to “big father” in honour of Roelof Oelofse who owned the land in 1723. It has only been a reserve since 1986 and was declared a World Heritage Site in 2004.
Rafting & Canoeing
The Breede River Campm called Round The Bend at Felix Unite Breede River Adventures is refreshingly unique and different and a great must for any group getaway. The rustic conference room at Round The Bend, has beautiful panoramic views of the scenic Breede River. The Camp also boasts all the necessary facilities you would require for your out of town conference. It is the “together” feeling that stays with you after your Conference.
Peace, tranquility, adventure and excitement – Fun for everyone! Enjoy nature’s wonderland with boat cruises, swimming, canoeing, hiking/cycling to stunning mountain pools, waterskiing, and much more.
Two Feathers Horse Trails
Horse Riding in the Marloth Nature Reserve with Two Feathers Horse Trails in Swellendam is an experience not to be missed. Beautiful scenic trails on relaxed horses. Riding at its best. Walk, Trot and Canter your way to exhilaration. All riders welcome, beginners, novice, advanced and small riders.