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Land Based Whale Watching at De Hoop Nature Reserve

Land Based Whale Watching at De Hoop Nature Reserve

De Hoop Collection

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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Second Aerial Survey

Second Aerial Survey

Making use of a nice weather gap, we were able to conduct a second aerial survey to count the southern right whales.

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