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De Hoop Whale Trail

De Hoop Nature Reserve, Bredasdorp, South Africa
+27 86 133 4667
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Educational hike

Great trail. I would do it anytime. The hut at Potberg is so lovely, makes you forget about how... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Pinkey N
via mobile
Five years ago, but...

This is a great hike. I'm fit, and found it asking me a lot of quesitons ! Probably the heat, in... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Angus B
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De Hoop Nature Reserve, Bredasdorp, South Africa
+27 86 133 4667
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Great trail. I would do it anytime. The hut at Potberg is so lovely, makes you forget about how tough the 1st part of trail is. The 1st few metres are not for the fainthearted but once you overcome that, the view is rewarding. The...More

Thank Pinkey N
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is a great hike. I'm fit, and found it asking me a lot of quesitons ! Probably the heat, in Feb, didn't help - generally no shade on offer while hiking. Best time is obviously when the whales are there, from Julyish.

1  Thank Angus B
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Anyone interested in exploring South Africa's floral kingdom should come on this trail...for 5 days you trek through differing habitats with stunningly beautiful and majestic scenery: mountain and coastal, sandstone and limestone and can only marvel at the huge range of plants and flowers that...More

1  Thank Jillbackathome
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The Whale trail is a must for passionate nature lovers and hikers alike. The scenery is spectacular and it's a most special experience in every way. Sadly it is not well signposted and special spots like the blow holes and rock pools can be easily...More

Thank K1924
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I honestly can't believe this hike isn't world famous. It was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. Imagine being with just a handful of people, watching a beautiful sunset over the ocean as a whale and its calf slowly cross in front...More

2  Thank Traveler_From_Va513
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We recently completed the whale hiking trail. It was a truely amazing experience. The hike is not too difficult, but it can become very hot as shade is limited. The natural beauty of the coast is amazing. The facilities at the huts were really good...More

Thank Carla v
Reviewed 24 October 2016

South Africa's Best Kept Secret!! Situated on the eastern side of the Overberg, Western Cape, The Best Place to see the Whales out in the Bay, The Whitest Sand Dunes imaginable, with Oyster Catchers strolling the shore, The Restaurant, the Fig Tree, serving Delicious Meals,...More

Thank gj540
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The trail was very interesting particularly the last 3 days along the coast from Noetsie which was the best accommadation as well. We had good weather and saw some whales,not a lot,but the scenery was fabulous.Amazing flowers,rock formations,blow holes and beaches. The guides were excellent...More

1  Thank fionamatthes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

BEAUTIFUL! you can walk on the coast waching whales, little beaches, fantastic landscapes. one of the best places of South Africa even if it isn't so popular.

Thank iris1791
Reviewed 5 August 2016

It was not for the lack of trying, but the whales (8) were there the day before, but on our day it was cold and windy. This is the place to stop and spend a few days and hopefully you get to see the whales

Thank Kenn J
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23 January 2017|
Response from Carla v | Reviewed this property |
What we did was take n cooler box as the 7th box and froze nearly all our food before the hike. It kept the meat cold for aboit two days. Days 3 and 4 we rather did a tuna dish and biltong pasta dish.