|Hike:||Twaalfuurkop Peak Hike|
|Location:||Africa > South Africa > Swellendam > Marloth Nature Reserve|
What should we know?
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|Environment type:||forest, hill, lake, mountain, pine|
|Location type:||nature reserve, rural, village|
What can we see or do there?
|Attractions:||Marloth Nature Reserve|
|Services:||Marloth Nature Reserve Ticket Office|
How much will it cost us?
|Currency:||South African Rand (ZAR)|
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How can we get in contact?
|Telephone:||0285 141 410|
|Language(s):||Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, Zulu|
|Country calling code:||27|
What are the numbers and averages?
|Altitude:||120 to 1,426m|
|Twaalfuurkop is one of the most accessible peaks in the Marloth Nature Reserve, but that doesn’t make it an easy day hike by any means. Expect a fairly gruelling ascent to the top of the two peaks through woodland, scrub and streams and then rocky environments. Even at a quick pace you’ll still need 6 hours or so to complete the round trip, and if you’re looking to head deeper into the reserve then there’s plenty of opportunity for that. It’s windy at the top though, so come well prepared. – Daniel|
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|At 1,426m (and with a 1,200m ascent), Twaalfuurkop is no casual walk. Don’t forget to pick up a free map from the Ticket Office!|
|Expect the trail to be steep, fairly strenuous, a little overgrown in places and completely empty. At one point, you’ll need to make use of a chain that’s been attached to the rocks, and there are a quite a few places where you’ll need to do a bit more gentle climbing than strenuous hiking ;).|
|We were told that it’s quite possible to drink the stream water here. However, the water had a brown tinge when we were there and so we avoided doing so.|
|Watch out for the small but nasty looking spiders that like to build their webs across the paths. A small stick might help out here.|
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