The De Hoop Nature Reserve is a 34 000 hectare coastal reserve located on the Cape’s Southern Coast near Cape Infanta. The landscape of the park comprises of rocky mountains, sand dunes, limestone hills, luscious wetlands and scenic beaches. The De Hoop Nature Reserve is home to many mammals such as southern right whales, dolphins, ostrich, cape mountain zebra, chacma baboon, eland, mountain reedbuck and the iconic springbok. The park is one of the best locations in Southern Africa for spotting whales and dolphins from the shoreline. Adventurous activities include self-drive safaris, hiking, mountain biking, bird watching and snorkelling. For those preferring some rest and relaxation the beach is perfect.
De Hoop Collection
The De Hoop Collection is comprised of 4-star self-catering luxury accommodation nestled in the De Hoop Nature Reserve just 11 kilometres from the town of Skipskop. There are a wide range of chalets available; from round thatched huts with bathrooms and Braai facilities, country-styled cottages with fridges and coffee making facilities and elegant fully fitted 4-bedroom houses. The Lodge has a restaurant and bar, an outdoor pool and spa. Activities offered include guided eco boat trips, stargazing and star identification, marine walks, bird watching, mountain biking and whale watching. Children of all ages are welcomed at De Hoop Collection.