With an abundance of activities to do at De Hoop, we know it takes a strong motivation for our guests to explore the greater region, and that is why we have compiled a short list of some of the finest day trips you can do from your base at De Hoop.

Every year, some 40% of the world’s southern right whales come to these shores to breed. Females and their calves swim in the clear waters, while males put on spectacular displays. These endangered mammals ensure that the De Hoop Reserve in South Africa, is one of the world’s best land based whale watching areas. As a marine reserve and World Heritage Site, De Hoop guarantees a safe nursery for these pods of visiting cetaceans. They come so close to the shore that visitors can relax on the unspoilt sand dunes, watching in awe as these beautiful creatures calve, blow, breach and belly-flop.

Download our Guided Activities list here.

Download our full species checklist here.