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Whales Arrive at De Hoop

Tracey Campbell - June 11, 2010

If you want to see whales – don’t go to Canada – go to South Africa !

2744The first whales have already been sighted off the coast of the De Hoop Nature Reserve, which is situated just 3 hours drive from Cape Town. This area is well-known for its land-based whale watching opportunities, and visitors every year have never been disappointed.

Every year, some 40% of the world’s Southern Right Whales come to these shores to breed. Females and their calves swim in the clear waters, while males put on spectacular displays.

The De Hoop Nature Reserve has been classed as a World Heritage Site and extends 3 nautical miles off the coastline. It offers the perfect place for the whales to breed in.

With whale, plus a wide range of other activities and superb accommodation to choose from, De Hoop is the perfect stop over to include on any Garden Route itinerary.

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