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De Hoop Suites


De Hoop is one of the largest natural areas managed by CapeNature. This beautiful reserve is a favourite for hikers, cyclists, and bird and whale watchers. The reserve, which is 34 000 hectares, is just three hours from Cape Town, in the Overberg.

The neighbouring marine reserve, which extends 5km out to sea, is one of the largest marine protected areas in Africa. It conserves a vast and fascinating variety of marine life and is a World Heritage Site.

De Hoop has one of the best hiking trails in South Africa: the Whale Trail. This route offers coastal and mountain walking, with spectacular views and, of course, plenty of opportunities for whale watching. This route is a five-day trail featuring well-equipped accommodation on each of the five nights, including the newly-built Noetsie cottages, which are your stopover between days two and three.


Why we like it

 On a reserve with animals roaming freely around your cottage

 Considered the best whale watching area in South Africa

 Excellent restaurant also popular with locals

 The views over the lagoon are incredible with a sunset boat cruise the best way to end your day

 Many activities possible like canoeing, hiking and unlimited cycling roads







Boating & sailing




South Africa, Hermanus