Sunday, 6 December 2009

De Hoop Whale Hiking Trail

This was sent to me by CapeNature:

"An unequalled experience awaits hikers who embark on the new five-day Whale Hiking Trail

that has been developed by Cape Nature Conservation at the De Hoop Nature Reserve near Bredasdorp. The trail traverses one of the Western Cape's most unique and diverse nature reserves, while providing nature lovers and those who love the outdoors with unique comfortable overnight accommodation situated at spectacular locations. The route stretches over 54 km from Potberg to Koppie Alleen, and includes five overnight stops.

And, yes, of course the whales! De Hoop is world-renowned as one of the best whale-watching spots. Between June and December, this coastline is transformed into one of the world's most important nursery areas for southern right whales. Whale watchers regularly stand in awe at the sight of more than 50 of these sea giants lying a mere kilometre from the coast."

Engela Botes (
Western Cape Nature Conservation Board
26 July 2001

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