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DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE

De Hoop is a wondrous realm of Fynbos, Renosterveld and marine ecosystems where rare species from cape vultures to southern right whales thrive. These iconic sea mammals have inspired the famous Whale Trail – 55 km of pure coastal magic.

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OPENING HOURS

Gate times: 07:00 – 18:00
Office hours: 07:30 – 16:00

FEES & PERMITS

  • Visit the reserve website for up-to-date information on obtaining permits and fees for De Hoop Nature Reserve and The Whale Trail. 

  • No day visitor permits issued after 16h00. 

  • Whale Trail bookings usually require bookings several months in advance.

  • Conservation fees are waived with a valid Wild Card.

  • Note: Children under 8 years old are not permitted on the Whale Trail.

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FACILITIES

Toilets, Restaurant, Picnic Site

CONTACT DETAILS

General Enquiries:

  • Tel: 028 542 1114 (Office)

  • Reservations Tel: 087 087 8250

  • Website

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Emergency (Reserve): 028 542 1253
General: 112
Reserve Office: 028 542 1114

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DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE

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