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Land Based Whale Watching at De Hoop Nature Reserve

Land Based Whale Watching at De Hoop Nature Reserve

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Land Based Whale Watching at De Hoop Nature Reserve

De Hoop Nature Reserve is one of the world’s best land-based whale watching areas. This marine protected area is a World Heritage Site and one of the most important nurseries for southern right whales on the planet.

 
Southern Right Whales Up Close

From June to November, southern right whales come so close to the shoreline that visitors can relax on the unspoilt sand dunes and watch in awe as these beautiful creatures calve, blow, breach, lobtail and spy-hop for spectators.

 
Increasing Numbers of whales visit De Hoop

The southern right whale spends the summer months in the far southern ocean feeding close to Antarctica and migrates north in winter for warm-water breeding. The fidelity of the females to safe feeding and calving habitats brings these mammals in increasing numbers to the De Hoop region. The mother passes these instincts onto her calves which results in visitors being able to view this transient population of whales that visit De Hoop’s shores, annually.

Visit the De Hoop Collection and experience one of the world’s best land-based whale watching areas.

Land Based Whale Watching at De Hoop Nature Reserve

De Hoop Collection

The De Hoop Collection just outside Bredasdorp provides exclusive accommodation and nature-based experiences in one of the largest areas managed by CapeNature, the De Hoop Nature Reserve. From remote luxury self-catering houses overlooking the 16km long vlei and fully-equipped cottages nestled in an...

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WIN a whale of a weekend at De Hoop!

WIN a whale of a weekend at De Hoop!

Win a weekend for up to 6 guests in one of our village units. Meals and extras not included.

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Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award

Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award

With the continuing challenges that our new "normal" has brought over the last few months, it was wonderful to recieve the news that we have once again, second year running, won the prestigious Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award for 2...

Jean Tresfon's Southern Right Whale Sightings Report

Jean Tresfon's Southern Right Whale Sightings Report

"I’ve been waiting for the right weather to fly the first official aerial southern right whale..."

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2 - 4 July 2021: Ciabatta and Pizza Workshop

2 - 4 July 2021: Ciabatta and Pizza Workshop

Learn about starters, doughs and breadmaking.

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23 - 25 July 2021: Wine, Whales & Music

23 - 25 July 2021: Wine, Whales & Music

Come and join in on our 3-day celebration filled with wine, stories, jazz, chocolate, whale watching and so much more!

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22 May 2021: Cat Simoni LIVE at De Hoop

22 May 2021: Cat Simoni LIVE at De Hoop

Join us for "De Hoop on the Keys" with star performer CAT SIMONI live for ONE NIGHT ONLY.

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