Over 70km of rugged coastline is a Marine Reserve best explored by foot on the world famous Whale Trail slack-pack. The 5 night 56km trail leads through the eastern section of De Hoop , traversing the Potberg Mountain with spectacular fynbos and scenery before descending to the pristine bay of Noetsie. From here walkers spend their days exploring tidal pools, dramatic cliffs, caves, ancient middens, limestone sculptures and boulders hosting oystercatchers and cormorants until they reach Koppie Alleen. We have viewed many antelope such as Grysbok, Klipspringer, Eland, Bontebok and other mammals such as the Cape Mountain Zebra, Baboon, Yellow Mongoose and Genets.
This is the stretch of coastline where the Southern Right Whales come seasonally to breed and dozens of whales are seen from the cliffs between June to December. These waters are home to many other marine species such as dolphins & sharks.A measure of fitness is advisable.