Uncover the secrets to Cape Nature’s Flagship Reserve. From world class land based whale watching, to a new Vulture Experience, De Hoop Collection provides a unique nature and marine experience just three hours from Cape Town.
“Apart from the whales, the reserve is one of the Cape Floral Kingdoms’ hotspots and the fact that one can also walk almost anywhere in the reserve makes De Hoop a firm favorite, drawing one back again and again for repeated visits.”
““De Hoop MPA is critically important for the conservation of the Southern Right whale (Eubalaena australis) which is an endangered species. De Hoop MPA, together with St. Sebastian Bay contain 70-80% of cow-calf pairs on the South African coast and ranks as probably the most important nursery area for Southern Right whales in the world.” -WWF South Africa
“African Black Oystercatcher are common along the coastline while the 16km De Hoop Vlei hosts up to 30 000 waterbirds on occasion. The Western Cape’s last population of Cape Vulture may also be seen together with Cape Rockjumper, Black Harrier and Peregrine Falcon on the slopes of Potberg Mountain that lies in the eastern sector of the reserve.”- Table Mountain Fund
“From a tourism perspective, the great thing about the reserve is the ability to explore it on foot and this is when it shows its true magnificence as a protected area.”- Peter Chadwick | Photo Destination
“A moment of limelight must be shone on Chef Marcia Tyobeka, who heads the culinary team at De Hoop and while being a vegetarian, nevertheless produces the most delicious meat and fish dishes. She never had any encouragement to become a chef, but is lucky enough to have God-given ability to create any dish from any ingredient.” -Safari Tart