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Whale Watching with a difference in South Africa

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Anyone that has ever wanted to see whales will know that Hermanus in Cape Province, South Africa is the place to go. We know how popular this is by the number of people that we book to stay there.
But now we want to tempt you to drive a bit further up this fascinating coast and have a different whale watching experience that is quieter and in a stunning location. We suggest that you ask us to book you in to a cottage in the De Hoop Nature Reserve, which is a World Heritage site. This reserve offers 70kms of pristine coast and extends 5kms out to sea as this is the prime area for seeing Southern Right Whales as nearly 40% of the global population come to the Bay to calve. Standing on the dunes watching these giants in the Bay, with hardly anyone else around must rate highly as an experience of a lifetime.
Nor is your wildlife experience confined to the coast. The Reserve is noted for its 260+ types of birds, is a Ramsar Wetland Site and has 85 species of game animals on the reserve. There are trails of varying length and also mountain bike tracks to help you explore the reserve; taking you through the rare fynbos, though the dunes and down on to the beach. These can be guided or explore for yourself.
The accommodation varies from affordable self catering cottages (there is a restaurant and shop on site) to five star fully catered lodges. What could be better than standing on a dune as the sun goes down watching whales in front of you in the bay and zebra browsing in the wilds just a couple of hundred metres behind you. We would recommend at least a 2 night stay here to make the most of all that De Hoop has to offer.
To find out more about De Hoop, or how to include this in your trip along the Garden Route, speak to one of our specialists.
Contact us on 01323 446550 or visit our website www.experienceholidays.co.uk



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