Only three hours from Cape Town lies a special nature reserve situated in the Overberg region, near the southern tip of Africa. De Hoop Nature Reserve is approximately 34 000 ha in size and one of the largest natural areas managed by CapeNature.
It is a favourite destination for hikers, cyclists, bird watchers and during the winter and early summer months, whale watchers.
The adjacent De Hoop Marine Protected Area, which extends three nautical miles (5 km) out to sea, is one of the largest marine protected areas in Africa and provides a sanctuary for a vast and fascinating array of marine life.
De Hoop Nature Reserve is situated east of Bredasdorp, approximately 260 km from Cape Town. (Text from Cape Nature Site)
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