Twaalfuurkop Peak Hike (Marloth Nature Reserve)

Twaalfuurkop Peak Hike

Hike:Twaalfuurkop Peak Hike
Location: > > >
Map:

The Hike

What should we know?

Name in local script:
Add Data
Also known as:
Add Data
 
Tour operator(s):
Add Data
 
Environment type:forest, hill, lake, mountain, pine
Location type:nature reserve, rural, village

What can we see or do there?

Attractions:
 
Services:
Shops:
Add Data
 
Animals:
Add Data
Birds:
Add Data

How much will it cost us?

Currency:South African Rand (ZAR)
 
Ticket type:Cost:
adult (hiking)ZAR40
 
Extras:Average Cost:
Add Data
Add Data

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:6 hours, 15 minutes
 
Busiest day(s):
Add Data
High season:December, January
Low season:
Add Data
 
Usually closed:
Add Data
Temporarily closed:
Add Data

How can we get in contact?

Email:
Website:
Telephone:0285 141 410
 
Language(s):Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, Zulu
Timezone:UTC+02:00
Country calling code:27

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
Add Data
 
Geographical feature:Langeberg Mountain Range,
 
Start location:
End location:
 
Transportation type:
Add Data
Route number:
Nearest stop:

The Directions

From the , head straight along the main road towards Doktersbos. After a short while you’ll see a junction with four different turnings. From left to right, take the third road (there should be a small sign pointing toward Doktersbos and Twaalfuurkop). Stick on this road for about 25 minutes more until you reach Doktersbos. You should see a sign pointing right up a trail toward Twaalfuurkop peak. Take this trail.
 
Within 20 minutes you’ll come to a T-junction. Don’t continue on to Plaat East (you can return to the this way later, however) but take the left up to Twaalfuurkop. From this junction it’s between 2 to 2 and half steep hours to the very top. After about two hours you should reach the first peak with Twaalfuurkop’s main peak immediately to your left. It’s only about 20 minutes to the summit from here, so if you’re feeling tired don’t worry!
 
Follow the trail over the peak to the backside of the mountain where the wind is stronger and the views are pretty spectacular. You’ll want to be heading left towards Twaalfuurkop’s main summit, but it’s easy to get a little lost here. Make sure you keep an eye out for the painted yellow footprints guiding your way. You’ll know when you’ve made it because you’ll reach a nondescript sign and the end of the up!
 
To return, either head back exactly the way you came, or when you reach the T-junction you passed earlier you could head left onto Plaat East. It’s only a little longer to return this way. You’ll need to cross a small stream and then turn left off this trail fairly quickly towards the and parking. You’ll need to take two to three more turnings down this route, but all of them are signposted back to the office and the parking area and it’s difficult to get lost here. From the T-junction, expect this leg of the journey to take just over an hour.
 
If you know how to get to Twaalfuurkop Peak Hike (Marloth Nature Reserve) and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

The Directions

If you know how to get to Twaalfuurkop Peak Hike (Marloth Nature Reserve) and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

The Directions

If you know how to get to Twaalfuurkop Peak Hike (Marloth Nature Reserve) and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

What are the numbers and averages?

Distance:12km
Altitude:120 to 1,426m

Top Descriptions

Twaalfuurkop is one of the most accessible peaks in the , 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
 
If you’ve written a description for Twaalfuurkop Peak Hike (Marloth Nature Reserve) you’d like to share with the community, send it to [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

Top Tips

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 !
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.
 
If you have a tip about Twaalfuurkop Peak Hike (Marloth Nature Reserve) and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

Reviews & Amenities

1
Historical interest
0
Historical significance
1
English information
1
Multilingual information
1
Need for English
1
Need for local language
0
Aggression
1
Amount
1
Friendliness
1
Helpfulness
1
Honesty
0
Intoxication
1
Altitude
1
Ascent
1
Descent
1
Experience needed
1
Intensity
1
Risk
1
Amount
1
General costs
1
Recommendation
1
Safety
1
Value for money
1
Ability to explore
1
Beggars
1
Hassle
1
Hawkers
1
Insects
1
Mosquitoes
1
Price inflation
1
Unwanted attention
1
Picnicking
1
Swimming
1
Adrenaline
1
Awe
1
Memorability
1
Need for maintenance
1
Quality
2
Recommendation
1
Returnability
1
Backpackers
1
Congestion
1
Popularity
0
Tour groups
1
Tourists
1
Socialising
1
Air quality
1
Altitude
1
Human factor
1
Peacefulness
1
Pollution
1
Variation in terrain
1
Variation in topography
1
Awe
1
Beauty
1
Panorama
1
Visibility
1
Changeability
1
Drought
1
Humidity
1
Rain
1
Temperature
1
Wind
1
Birdlife (viewing)
1
Wildlife (viewing)
1
Accessibility (car)
1
Accessibility (disabled)
0
Accessibility (public transport)
1
Disorientation factor
1
Location factor
1
Signs
1
Trails
1
Costs
1
Ticket costs
1
Value for money
1
Altitude sickness
1
Danger (general)
1
Danger (humans)
1
Danger (land animals)
1
Dengue
1
Landslides
1
Malaria
1
Robbery
1
Wild dogs
1
Amount
0
Multilingual
1
Quality
1
Early start
1
Equipment (climbing)
1
Equipment (hiking)
1
Equipment (weatherproof)
1
Guides
0
Identification
1
Map
1
Reservations
1
Snacks
1
Sun protection
1
Water purification
1
Ability to take photos
1
Photogenic factor
1
Distance to hospital
1
Safety
1
Safety equipment (need)
1
Security
1
Cleanliness

Twaalfuurkop Peak Hike Forum

Chimpanzee Tracking

chimp-tracking

Animal tracking:Chimpanzee Tracking
Location: > >
Map:

The Animal Tracking

What should we know?

Company name:
Add Data
Tour operator(s):
Add Data
 
Animal type:chimpanzees
Environment type:forest, tea field
Location type:nature reserve, rural, village

How much will it cost us?

Currency:Ugandan Shilling (UGX)
 
Ticket type:Cost:
adult (non-resident)UGX140,000 (USD40)
 
Extras:Average Cost:
Add Data
Add Data

How long should it take us?

Average time taken:1 hour
 
Day:Opens:Closes:
Add Data
7am3pm
 
High season:
Add Data
Low season:
Add Data

How can we get in contact?

Email:
Add Data
Website:
Add Data
Telephone:0704 933 408, 0750 827 667, 0703 444 188
 
Language(s):English, Swahili
Timezone:UTC+03:00
Country calling code:256

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
Address:
Add Data
Geographical feature:
 
Start location:Kalinzu visitor centre
End location:Kalinzu visitor centre
 
Transportation type:
Add Data
Route number:
Nearest stop:
 

The Directions

If you know how to get to Chimpanzee Tracking and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

The Directions

If you know how to get to Chimpanzee Tracking and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

The Directions

If you know how to get to Chimpanzee Tracking and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

Top Descriptions

“This is a rare opportunity to see wild chimpanzees in their natural environment. While this may not be much of a tracking experience (the chimps are often in the forest beside the tea plantations), it is a humbling experience to be able to observe man’s closest relative. This reserve is also locally run, and in an interesting part of the country.”
 
If you’ve written a description for Chimpanzee Tracking you’d like to share with the community, send it to [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

Top Tips

Reportedly, the likelihood of finding the chimpanzees currently stands at about 80%. Do ask the staff whether the chimps are nearby (and therefore viewable) because the guides keep in close touch with the trackers by phone. If you’re worried about hiking in to the forest, it is even possible that you will not have to walk more than 15 minutes to find the chimps ;).
Before you go chimp tracking, establish that if you are unable to find the chimps you’d rather pay the UGX70,000 nature walk fee and not the UGX140,000 chimp-tracking fee. We did, and they seemed fine with this (probably owing to their confidence in locating the chimps).
To contact the reserve, try Judith the manager (0704933408), Lucky the supervisor (0750827667) or Lawrence the guide (0703444188).
 
If you have a tip about Chimpanzee Tracking and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

Reviews & Amenities

1
Amount
1
Attention to detail
1
Cleanliness
1
Costs
1
Modernity
1
Need for maintenance
1
Quality
1
Recommendation
1
Size
1
Amount
1
Friendliness
1
Helpfulness
1
Knowledge
1
Memorability
1
Professionalism
1
Quality
1
Recommendation
1
English information
0
Multilingual information
1
Need for English
1
Need for local language
1
Amount
1
Friendliness
1
Honesty
1
Contactability
1
Quality
0
Response time (online)
0
Response time (phone)
1
Experience needed
1
Risk
1
Amount
1
Captivation
1
Entertainment
1
General costs
1
Recommendation
1
Safety
1
Value for money
1
Beggars
1
Hassle
1
Hawkers
1
Insects
1
Mosquitoes
1
Unwanted attention
1
Participation
1
Picnicking
1
Swimming
1
Adrenaline
1
Authenticity
1
Awe
1
Captivation
1
Interactivity
1
Memorability
1
Need for maintenance
1
Quality
2
Recommendation
1
Audience size
1
Backpackers
1
Children
1
Congestion
1
Popularity
1
Tour groups
1
Tourists
1
Air quality
1
Altitude
1
Eco-friendliness
1
Human factor
1
Peacefulness
1
Pollution
1
Variation in terrain
1
Variation in topography
1
Awe
1
Beauty
1
Panorama
0
Stargazing
1
Visibility
1
Changeability
0
Drought
1
Flood
1
Humidity
1
Rain
1
Temperature
1
Wind
1
Birdlife (density)
1
Birdlife (variety)
1
Birdlife (viewing)
1
Petting factor
1
Wildlife (density)
1
Wildlife (variety)
1
Wildlife (viewing)
1
Accessibility (car)
1
Accessibility (disabled)
1
Accessibility (foot)
0
Accessibility (public transport)
1
Cyclepaths
1
Disorientation factor
1
Footpaths
1
Location factor
1
Signs
1
Trails
0
Discounts
0
Foreigner pricing
1
Haggle factor
1
Hidden costs
1
Ticket costs
1
Tipping factor
1
Value for money
1
Altitude sickness
1
Danger (general)
0
Dengue
1
Malaria
1
Robbery
1
Wild dogs
1
Amount
0
Multilingual
1
Quality
1
4x4
1
Armed guard
1
Early start
1
Equipment (hiking)
1
Equipment (weatherproof)
1
Flashlights
1
Guides
1
Identification
1
Reservations
1
Sleeping
1
Snacks
1
Sun protection
0
By card (credit)
0
By card (debit)
1
In foreign currency
1
In local currency
1
Ability to record
1
Ability to take photos
1
Ability to use flash
1
Fees
1
Photogenic factor
1
Distance to hospital
1
Safety
1
Safety equipment (need)
1
Security
1
Waiting time
1
Walking time

Chimpanzee Tracking Forum

Kalinzu Forest Reserve

kalinzu-forest-reserve

Reserve:Kalinzu Forest Reserve
Location: >



Reviews & Amenities

1
Amount
1
Attention to detail
1
Cleanliness
1
Costs
1
Modernity
1
Need for maintenance
1
Quality
1
Recommendation
1
Size
1
Amount
1
Friendliness
1
Helpfulness
0
Knowledge
1
Memorability
1
Professionalism
1
Quality
1
Recommendation
1
English information
1
Multilingual information
1
Need for English
1
Need for local language
0
Friendliness
1
Population density
1
Altitude
1
Experience needed
1
Intensity
1
Risk
1
Amount
1
Entertainment
0
General costs
1
Interactivity
1
Recommendation
1
Safety
0
Value for money
1
Beggars
1
Hassle
1
Hawkers
1
Insects
1
Mosquitoes
1
Noise
0
Price inflation
1
Unwanted attention
1
Adrenaline
1
Authenticity
1
Awe
1
Captivation
1
Evocativeness
1
Interactivity
1
Memorability
1
Need for maintenance
0
Originality
1
Quality
1
Recommendation
1
Returnability
1
Backpackers
1
Congestion
1
Popularity
1
Tour groups
1
Tourists
1
Dancing
0
LGBT
1
Partying
1
Socialising
1
Air quality
1
Altitude
1
Eco-friendliness
1
Peacefulness
1
Pollution
1
Variation in terrain
1
Variation in topography
1
Awe
1
Beauty
1
Panorama
0
Stargazing
0
Changeability
0
Drought
0
Flood
1
Humidity
0
Rain
1
Temperature
0
Wind
1
Birdlife (viewing)
1
Wildlife (viewing)
1
Accessibility (car)
0
Accessibility (disabled)
1
Accessibility (foot)
1
Accessibility (public transport)
1
Footpaths
1
Location factor
1
Signs
1
Trails
0
Costs
0
Discounts
1
Foreigner pricing
1
Haggle factor
0
Price inflation
1
Ticket costs
1
Tipping factor
1
Value for money
1
Altitude sickness
1
Danger (general)
1
Danger (humans)
1
Dengue
1
Malaria
1
Robbery
1
Wild dogs
1
4x4
1
Equipment (hiking)
1
Equipment (weatherproof)
1
Guides
0
Identification
1
Map
1
Reservations
1
Sun protection
1
Access to cash machines
0
By card (credit)
0
By card (debit)
1
In foreign currency
1
In local currency
1
Ability to take photos
1
Photogenic factor
1
Distance to hospital
1
Safety
1
Security
1
Cleanliness
1
Maintenance
1
Modernity
0
Quality of life

Top Descriptions

Kalinzu Forest Reserve is a worthwhile stop off, especially if you’re heading between and . There are a multitude of conservancy activities here but easily the most popular is . It’s a worthwhile experience for sure, and far cheaper than doing the same in Kibale Forest National Park and reportedly much more successful than the same experience in the nearby Kyambura Gorge. – Daniel
 
If you’ve written a description for Kalinzu Forest Reserve you’d like to share with the community, send it to [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

Top Tips

To contact the reserve, try Judith the manager (0704933408), Lucky the supervisor (0750827667) or Lawrence the guide (0703444188).
Although camping here is only UGX10,000, if you’re thinking about exploring the reserve without a guide then be forewarned that this forest is quite thick and the trails quite overgrown.
Consider coming here to go . It’s a worthwhile experience.
 
If you have a tip about Kalinzu Forest Reserve and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

The Location

What should we know?

Name in local script:
Add Data
Also known as:Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve
 
Tour operator(s):
Add Data
 
Environment type:cloud forest, hill, jungle, mountain, tea fields
Location type:rural, village

What can we see or do there?

Events:
Add Data
 
Services:bathrooms, guides
Shops:
Add Data
 
Animals:chimpanzee
Birds:great blue turaco

How much will it cost us?

Currency:Ugandan Shilling (UGX)
Average daily budget:UGX140,000
 
Activity:Cost:
BirdingUGX70,000
Butterfly WalkingUGX35,000
Chimp HabituationUGX350,000
UGX140,000
Nature WalkUGX70,000

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:1/2 day
High season:
Add Data
Low season:
Add Data

How can we get in contact?

Language(s):English, Swahili
Timezone:UTC+03:00
Country calling code:256

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
Geographical feature:
Add Data

The Directions

If you know how to get to Kalinzu Forest Reserve and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

The Directions

If you know how to get to Kalinzu Forest Reserve and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

The Directions

If you know how to get to Kalinzu Forest Reserve and would like to share that information with the community, contact [email protected] and we’ll post it right here in the directory.

What are the numbers and averages?

Altitude:
Add Data
Population:
Add Data
Size:
Add Data

Local Availability

ItemSizeAverage Cost
Beer (multinational)500ml
Add Data
Beer (national)500ml
Fizzy drink1 litre
Fruit juice1 litre
Gin (multinational)1 litre
Gin (national)1 litre
Milk1 litre
Oil1 litre
Rum (multinational)1 litre
Rum (national)1 litre
Vodka (multinational)1 litre
Vodka (national)1 litre
Water1 litre
Whisky (multinational)1 litre
Whisky (national)1 litre
Wine1 bottle
ItemSizeAverage Cost
Almonds100g
Add Data
Apples1kg
Bananas1kg
Bell pepper1kg
Bread1 loaf
Carrots1kg
Chillies1kg
Chocolate (multinational)1 bar
Chocolate (national)1 bar
Coconut milk1 can
Cucumber1kg
Eggs1 dozen
Garlic1kg
Ginger1kg
Honey1 jar
Ice cream1 unit
Jam1 jar
Onions1kg
Oranges1kg
Pasta1kg
Peanut butter1 jar
Peanuts100g
Potatoes1kg
Raisins100g
Rice1kg
Sandwich1 unit
Tomatoes1kg
ItemSizeAverage Cost
Antifungal shampoo1 bottle
Add Data
Conditioner1 bottle
Condoms1 pack
Deodorant1 can
Floss1 pack
Hand sanitizer1 bottle
Laundry soap1 bar
Razors1 pack
Sanitary towels1 pack
Shampoo1 bottle
Soap1 bar
Tampons1 box
Toilet roll1 unit
Toothpaste1 tube
Washing powder1 box
ItemSizeAverage Cost
Antiseptic cream1 tube
Add Data
Bandages1 pack
Chapstick1 unit
Contact lens solution1 bottle
Headache tablets1 pack
Ibuprofen1 pack
Mosquito repellent1 bottle
Nail clippers1 set
Plasters1 pack
Sun cream1 bottle
Sunglasses1 pair
ItemSizeAverage Cost
Batteries4-pack
Add Data
Chilli powder100g
Cigarettes (multinational)20-pack
Cigarettes (national)20-pack
Coriander100g
Cumin100g
Fuel1 litre
Internet1 hour
Lighter1 unit
Matches1 pack
Paprika100g
Travel multiadapter1 unit
Travel plug1 unit
Turmeric100g
Stock1 pack

Local Cuisine

DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Add Data
Add Data
Add Data
DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Add Data
Add Data
Add Data
DishAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Add Data
Add Data
Add Data
BeverageAverage CostRestaurant Availability
Add Data
Add Data
Add Data

Kalinzu Reserve Forum