Imagine a wild coastline, waves rushing to the shore, indigo and turquoise waters teeming with life. This is the De Hoop Marine Reserve—a pristine fifty-kilometre long shoreline, undisturbed and protected through time. Classified as a no tank zone, the sheltered bay offers a nutrient rich haven to a large body of bio-diverse sea creatures, proving to be the perfect setting to explore and celebrate marine month.
The safe waters of Koppie Alleen form the ideal calving grounds for the majestic southern right whale. During
More wonders await in the shallow rock pools along the shore—home to a large variety of intertidal organisms and plants. Join an expert guide on an interpretive marine walk and uncover the fascinating facts about these diverse creatures. Learn about the alikreukel’s sandy ‘foot’, a clever camouflaging trick to fool predators. Study the volcano-shaped barnacle up close to discover its breathing nose and its singular lightweight but
Extend your stay at the beach and linger for a swim in one of the natural rock pools (and bring your snorkel gear). A delectable pre-booked packed picnic will keep the hunger at bay as you sunbathe or watch the dolphins and seals frolic in the waves. Soak up the beauty of the breathtaking view, with time enough for the whole family to immerse themselves in the unspoiled landscape, and watch the sun set at the end of
The splendour of the De Hoop coastline will keep you coming back for more, offering new surprises with every visit, in this a truly fascinating underwater paradise.