Marloth Nature Reserve

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Marloth Nature Reserve
IUCN category II (national park)
Swellendam view.jpg
View over Swellendam of the Clock Peaks in the Marloth Nature Reserve
Map showing the location of Marloth Nature Reserve
Map showing the location of Marloth Nature Reserve
Location Langeberg, Western Cape, South Africa
Nearest city Swellendam
Coordinates 33°58′S 20°25′E / 33.967°S 20.417°E / -33.967; 20.417Coordinates: 33°58′S 20°25′E / 33.967°S 20.417°E / -33.967; 20.417
Area 141.23 km2 (54.53 sq mi)
Established 1928
Governing body CapeNature
http://www.capenature.org.za/reserves.htm?reserve=Marloth+Nature+Reserve

Marloth Nature Reserve is a nature reserve in Swellendam Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa. It conserves the central Langeberg mountains, between the towns of Swellendam, Ashton, Barrydale and Suurbraak. The reserve includes the Clock Peaks, two prominent landmarks near Swellendam.

The reserve is 14,123 ha in extent and is managed together with another 16,532 ha of privately owned proclaimed mountain catchment land. The reserve's office is approximately 15 km from Swellendam and adjacent to the Swellendam State Forest.

It is named after Rudolf Marloth, a South African botanist.

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