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Let Your Children Thrive in the Wild

Let Your Children Thrive in the Wild

As parents we say it all the time -  children’s relationship with nature and spending time outdoors has changed. It’s not like when we were kids is it? Where is their ‘free roaming’ childhood of playing in the veld, building hide-outs, crossing streams and climbing...

Whoop de whoop – Whales at de Hoop!

Whoop de whoop – Whales at de Hoop!

An excited William Stephens of De Hoop Collection is happy to announce that “the first aerial count survey of the 2019 whale season is in – and of the total whales seen, over 90% of them  were at De Hoop!” Stephens was notified of this by Jean Tresfon, a well-known...

Getting African penguin back to De Hoop!

Getting African penguin back to De Hoop!

A bold new project is underway at De Hoop Nature Reserve, aimed at re-establishing a colony of African Penguins in the area, which has disappeared over time due to dwindling fish stocks and threats from land-based predators. The African Penguin Relocation...

A new all-time record for whale sightings at De Hoop!

A new all-time record for whale sightings at De Hoop!

A Whale of a Weekend at De Hoop: “Unbelievable whale sightings at De Hoop this year… over 1 116 whales spotted on just part of the De Hoop coastline... nearly three times the number of last year – really the best spot for whale watching in South Africa”, said William...

Whales have Arrived [ + fun Whale Infographic]

Whales have Arrived [ + fun Whale Infographic]

Extra Extra, Read All About It! Our MD, William Stephens, spotted whales along the De Hoop coast this past weekend. Whale Season is our absolute favourite time of year, so we’ve put together a Southern Right Whale Infographic so that you and the kids can...

Natural Mosaic of Whales

Natural Mosaic of Whales

We’re having an epic Whale Season along the South African coastline this year, and we’re thrilled to play host to hundreds of Southern Right Whales at De Hoop! The marine protected area at De Hoop Nature Reserve, one of the largest on the continent, celebrated three...

Rooms with a Story to Tell + Competition

Rooms with a Story to Tell + Competition

After a fire devastated the restaurant and reception areas at De Hoop collection in August 2014, the team, headed by the Stephens family, set about on a rebuilding and renovation expedition (read: almighty quest!) which has seen not only the damaged site, but other...

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