De Hoop Nature Reserve, just three hour’s drive from Cape Town, on the southernmost tip of Africa, is somewhere that should be on every nature lover’s radar. This is a protected haven of sand dunes, long white beaches, beautiful mountains and 70km of spectacular, pristine coastline, where whales breach and play. Inland, away from the coast, this stunning 340 sq km reserve is a UNESCO Ramsar World Heritage Site, rich in biodiversity, home to an array of special and rare wildlife, and a favourite destination for hikers, cyclists, bird watchers, whale watchers alike.
This is also the perfect stop over for people exploring South Africa’s renowned Garden and Whale Routes, and the local
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