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De Hoop Whale Trail

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Great experience

We did the guided and catered trail with guides Ralph and Gill from AfricanSunRoad. It was great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Whale Trail guided by Africansunroad.

Hiking the Whale Trail was truly an amazing experience. Especially thanks so Gillian and Ralph from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kate T
Cape Town, South Africa
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De Hoop Nature Reserve, Bredasdorp 7200, South Africa
+27 82 903 4569
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the guided and catered trail with guides Ralph and Gill from AfricanSunRoad. It was great being able to get to your destination toward the end of each day and have Ralph and Gill prepare South African style food for us. Although this trail...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hiking the Whale Trail was truly an amazing experience. Especially thanks so Gillian and Ralph from Africansunroad. The food was great and the company even better! I would highly recommend.

Thank Kate T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a self-guided 5-day "slack pack" trail that certainly gives you a bit of everything. Days 1 and 2 are in the mountains, which are covered in the most amazing fynbos. You'll get spectacular views of the Breede river and the surrounding valleys. Days...More

1  Thank Farm_girlTableView
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our long awaited Whale Trail already a week behind us and it is with absolute joy that I relive every moment of the trail. We were a group of 10, eight family members and two close friends, guided by our hosts Gilly and Ralph. This...More

Thank Minda K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the AfricanSunRoad guided Whale trail with Ralph and Gilly as our guides. It was and amazing experience and our guides made it all the better and very special. They are great cooks and great storytellers!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ralph and Gilly were our guides on the whale trail we completed on the 12th of October 2018. They took such good care of us and all we had to concentrate on was to enjoy the sight seeing and get from point a to be....More

Thank André K
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We were a group of 12 friends, the hike was easy, the huts comfortable & adequately furnished/equipped (after all you're on a hike!), the nature absolutely stunning, we saw the most amazing variety of veld flowers. Then came the best - whales, whales and more...More

1  Thank lfrauenstein
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Organised the trip with 5 complete strangers, 3 of which bailed out, then Cape Nature threw in 6 more strangers without telling until 4pm of the first night. Despite what was seeming like a disastrous start proved to be an amazing experience and a great...More

Thank MichaelO_11
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This hike is for the family or bunch of good friends that Love nature. You book in at the 1st Hut around 16H00. It is bunk beds with a kitchen and braai. Bring your tjoppies and braai broodjies. Blitz a must as the wood is...More

1  Thank andreg0uws
Reviewed 28 June 2018

5 days of stunning natural beauty, pristine bush, aqua seas, endless beaches, whales and dolphins! Accommodation is rustic but comfortable with beautiful views. The slack packing options with luggage portage is the way to go! Hiking is easily doable for adults and children alike. A...More

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27 September 2018|
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Response from MichaelO_11 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with Gillian, use a spray repellent with DEET in it, other types of spray are useless for ticks.
31 August 2018|
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Response from andreg0uws | Reviewed this property |
We freeze the bottom with 30 mm of ice - Keep it closed NB!!