Eco Boat Cruises at De Hoop!

Eco Boat Cruises at De Hoop!

De Hoop Collection

Starting from 1 July 2015, visitors can now hop aboard a brand new Eco-Boat to take peaceful cruises along the vlei during their winter holiday! Adding to their already ideal getaway destination, De Hoop’s staff now create a memorable experience by cruising past their 259 different varieties of birds, the odd otter and even the rare porcupine. But the fantastic offering of a boat cruise along the vlei is that it allows for sightings of the smaller, shy animals as well as the big game. While meandering down the beautiful waters of De Hoop, you will likely be treated to views of the roaming eland, bontebok, Cape Mountain zebra, grey rhebuck, duiker and perhaps a small steenbok. You might even catch sight of the endangered African Oyster Catcher.

The Eco-Boat Cruise experience, however, offers more than a simple departure from the land to view birds and game. Once aboard the wonderful boat, you will be treated to delectable treats and drinks. Morning cruises will delight you with tea and coffee first, and then with mouth-watering pastries such as croissants with jam and cheese. Those looking for a bit more of a celebratory event will likely be better fit to the afternoon cruise, which gives guests a choice of house wines, local beers, juices and platters of tasty savoury snacks.

Make sure to book ahead of time as the cruise is becoming more and more popular. De Hoop has made the water exploration easily available between 8am and 5pm daily during the summer months, and arranged to booking during the winter months.

For day visitors, this experience is a great way to get as full a view of De Hoop as possible without staying overnight… but to the romantic couple who wants to escape from the city for a quiet getaway, we definitely recommend staying overnight in one of the beautiful Opstal Vlei Suites. After your enchanting cruise, you’ll be treated to a free-standing hot bath in your en-suite bathroom, a king size bed and be catered for during your entire stay with gourmet meals.

For a remarkable rate of only R295,00 per person, De Hoop makes this guided Eco-Boat cruise even better with a Bumper Winter special. As part of their 30 years of MPA celebration, they are offering a complimentary guided activity to guests staying with them between May – August 2015. Book your visit with res@dehoopcollection.co.za or phone them to get more information on (021) 422 4522.

Read more about De Hoop’s Eco-Boat Cruise here: http://www.dehoopcollection.com/guided-eco-boat/.

Eco Boat Cruises at De Hoop!

De Hoop Collection

Few other reserves offer as complete an outdoor experience as De Hoop – sea, sand dunes, the vlei, a floral sensation of rare fynbos plants, diverse antelope and the Potberg Mountains. Birders observe wading birds on the shores of the vlei while the Potberg Mountains are home to a colony of endang...

View Profile

What is Xplorio?

Xplorio is your local connection allowing you to find anything and everything about a town.

WATCH THE VIDEO: Welcome to Napier
Read More

Other Articles

Discover the beauty of the Cape Floral Kingdom at De Hoop

Discover the beauty of the Cape Floral Kingdom at De Hoop

It’s a funny thing, living with a UNESCO-accredited floral kingdom right on your doorstep.

De Hoop Collection
Whale watching wonderland at De Hoop

Whale watching wonderland at De Hoop

Whale season is well and truly underway in the southern hemisphere!

De Hoop Collection
Conservation success story now De Hoop's latest attraction

Conservation success story now De Hoop's latest attraction

A unique new Vulture Experience opens at De Hoop Nature Reserve.

De Hoop Collection
Experience De Hoop this Winter -  Special Ends Soon

Experience De Hoop this Winter - Special Ends Soon

Visit De Hoop before 27 July 2017 to take advantage of our Winter Special!

De Hoop Collection
Gather Round - Family Reunions at De Hoop

Gather Round - Family Reunions at De Hoop

De Hoop Collection, nestled within the De Hoop Nature Reserve boasts a range of accommodation options well-suited to large group getaways.

De Hoop Collection
Napier: The Beginning of a great holiday in Cape Agulhas and the Overberg

Napier: The Beginning of a great holiday in Cape Agulhas

In the last few years Napier has become well-known as the perfect weekend getaway for those seeking true peace and quiet...

Xplorio
See All Articles
E_WARNING : Illegal string offset 'extra'