De Hoop Nature Reserve, Bredasdorp

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Though it boasts one of the best hiking trails in the country, De Hoop Nature Reserve remains best known for its cycling, bird-watching, and whale spotting. This park is part of the Cape Floral Region Protected Areas, a World Heritage Site. Hikes ranging from just a few hours to several days allow you to spot some of the 86 mammal species that reside here. Put De Hoop Nature Reserve at the forefront of your travel plans using our Bredasdorp trip planner .
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  • Everything was wonderful. A nature reserve with open terrain. Wonderful rock pools (=tide pools). Great whales and dolphins watch  more »
  • Very nice park with endless dunes and many mountain ezebra ostriches spotted whales we very lucky to spot herd of killer whales jumping out of the beautiful water
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  • A very nice hidden gem. Its about 3.5 hours away from Cape Town, and the last 70km is gravel. Its well worth a visit, if you stay in the area. The nature setting is spectacular, and they have a number of animals, with bontebok worth mentioning here. Also the bird life is prolific and wale sightings common, provided you go there in wale season. The have a decent restaurant too and offer a range of accommodation from camping to luxury chalets. There is also a beach where swimming is possible.
  • Action needs to take place. Hikers should consider to pick up litter which washes out from the sea. Absolutely beautiful reserve. Peaceful and untouched beauty.
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