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De Hoop, South Africa – Home of whales, fynbos bontebox and you

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Peter Ellis

 

De Hoop – A former retreat for past Presidents of South Africa, this World Heritage Site is a wonderful place for families or couples who want somewhere different to stay when driving the Garden Route or a quick get away from Cape Town. The accommodation is varied enough to allow for romantic retreat but also families who enjoy getting out and enjoying nature at its best.

As part of the Cape Floral Kingdom it boasts over 1000 rare and endemic plant species in to which 86 different mammals are supported and live. From eland to bontebok there is plenty to watch. If that was not enough, the exciting sand dunes lead you down to the Indian Ocean and the second largest Marine Reserve in Southern Africa. This protection is a haven as a nursery area for hard pressed fish species. Come at the right time of the year and you will see the Southern Right whales come in to the bay to calve. They are easily seen from the shore, making a walk along a pristine beach something to always remember.

Finally There is a RAMSAR site on the in the reserve and over 260 species of birds have been recorded here.

In fact there are so many reasons to stay here that you should make sure it is one of your stops while in Cape Town or driving the Garden Route.

For fuller details contact us:

Tel 01323 446 550

Email: info@experienceholidays.co.uk

 



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