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De Hoop Nature Reserve Boasts Main Concentration of Whales in recent count

"...no words can adequately describe the incredible experience of seeing such a large gathering of majestic marine mammals in their most vulnerable state, enjoying the protection of the sheltered shoreline and the De Hoop Marine Protected Area." - Jean Tresfon, Marine...

De Mond Villa, The De Hoop Collection Opening Soon

De Mond Villa will be one of the properties on the new De Hoop slackpacking trail which is currently being designed. This will be a fully catered and guided 3 to 5 night hike for groups of up to 10. It will include parts of the iconic whale trail route and other spectacular highlights of De Hoop.

Why De Hoop Nature Reserve should be on your bucket list

Have you ever been somewhere so unique to you that it becomes a permanent part of your mind — a thought that reoccurs on a regular basis? For me, it is De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape of South Africa. I’ve visited this nature reserve twice in the past year and thought of sharing with you why De Hoop Nature Reserve should be on your bucket list.

The Whip’s Wild Beauty

Andrea Nagel Cornucopia of flora and fauna surrounds manor, writes Andrea Nagel GETAWAY "THE Whip," is what I heard our host, Dalfrenzo Laing, repeating as he related the story of the house that John Henry Anderson built. This stately, century-old manor — our home for...

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Take aload off

Take aload off

Arthur Jones MAN TRAVEL Arthur Jones walks us through the newest, easiest way to hike slackpacking CLUB 102 EDGARSCLUB.CO.ZA T ‘\Ati/ (I f 'pack donkey' and 'porter' are not part of your skill set, take heart. Slackpacking is here. Click here to read more.

5 family-friendly nature reserves in the Western Cape

5 family-friendly nature reserves in the Western Cape

Planning a family holiday can be tricky, so it’s always nice to know that there are places that make families a focus of their offerings. We’ve rounded up five family-friendly nature reserves in Western Cape. Click here to read more.

Bird’s-eye View

Bird’s-eye View

I am standing next a 2 000-year-old shell midden in De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape, admiring the azure ocean, when an assailant drops from the sky and gives me a jolly good trouncing. I am pecked and slapped about the head with pretty strong wings before...

A Photographic Tour of De Hoop Nature Reserve

A Photographic Tour of De Hoop Nature Reserve

I recently got the chance to experience De Hoop Nature Reserve, a beautiful, remote 36,000-hectare World Heritage site located about three hours from Cape Town. Nature is the star attraction at De Hoop, which boasts 1500 plant species, 260 bird species, and 86 types...

Top 3 whale watching destinations in South Africa

Top 3 whale watching destinations in South Africa

South Africa is one of the best whale watching destinations in the world. Every year from June to November, thousands of travellers from around the world congregate along the southern shores to spot the gentle giants of the deep – often more than willing to withstand...

Marine Protected

  De Hoop Marine Protected Area is certainly one of South Africa's most stunning and most special. - Peter Chadwick

Diving

  The De Hoop MPA is without question my favourite place to dive on the planet! - Jean Tresfon

Exquisite tranquility

We had our 7th December holliday at De Hoop and it's getting better and better every year. - Helen Joubert

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