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About De Hoop Whale Trail

One of South Africa's ultimate hiking experiences, the five-day Whale Trail is only three hours drive from Cape Town. The 54 km route meanders through the breathtaking De Hoop Nature Reserve where the fragrance of the fynbos intermingles with salty sea air.

The trail is renowned for its diverse fynbos vegetation, magnificent dunes and whale watching opportunities. On the trail you will experience breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and Breede River Valley. The trail stretches from Potberg to Koppie Alleen and has five overnight stops.

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Accommodation near De Hoop Whale Trail

The Aloe Cottage

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Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

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Aloe Canyons

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Die Rooidakhuis

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De Hoop Collection - Melkkame...

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De Hoop Whale Trail Map

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De Hoop Whale Trail is 17.4km from the centre of De Hoop Nature Reserve , the nearest airport 207.3km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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