Discover hotels and villas with heated pools in De Hoop Nature Reserve , South Africa
The wild and untouched De Hoop Nature Reserve is South Africa’s premier destination for land-based whale watching, as migratory southern rights pause along the Overberg Coast to nurse their young. You’re also in with a chance of spotting dolphins, sea lions, porpoises and other marine life, if you explore the beaches that nudge the reserve’s edge. Elsewhere, South Africa’s native fynbos shrubbery drapes itself over the a landscape of dramatic dunes, plus you can spy antelope, zebra, baboons and ostrich which prance around the plains. Though the whales leave in summer, don’t miss the chance for warmer days spent building sandcastles on the beach.