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De Hoop Whale Trail

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De Hoop Nature Reserve, Bredasdorp, South Africa
+27 86 133 4667
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Unforgettable Whale Trail

I give the Whale Trail five stars ***** for the experience. To walk the trail across five days with... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
CPTTravels
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Best hike I have done so far

We were a family spanning 3 generations hiking this route. Trail was awesome, Enjoyed every... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
husky28
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Lephalale, South Africa
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“the cottages” (9 reviews)
“cape nature” (7 reviews)
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De Hoop Nature Reserve, Bredasdorp, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

I give the Whale Trail five stars ***** for the experience. To walk the trail across five days with a group of friends is simply unforgettable. If you like hiking then this is a must-do. I felt the actual hike was more strenuous than I...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

We were a family spanning 3 generations hiking this route. Trail was awesome, Enjoyed every nights cottages. Will come back one day and do this with my kids, so much fun

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

I've hiked this trail three times in the last 10 years and was really disappointed by the deterioration and lack of maintenance of the overnight cottages. Cracked basins and window panes, broken latches, unreliable hot water supply, torn mattresses, wall signs standing on the floor...More

1  Thank Susanna V
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

While the Trail itself was amazing I was really disappointed in the state of the cottages. We only had electricity in 3 of them (apparently batteries are not replaced?) and NO water at all at Noetsie, then eventually a small trickle, but alas, only cold....More

5  Thank wildeast2018
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

This stunning slackpacking trail is 5 nights with 4,5 days of hiking.The views of the Breede River Valley and the sea from the top of Potberg are stunning.The fynbos and rock formations amazing and some great birding with plenty of oyster catchers dotted along the...More

4  Thank Steve J
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

When we booked the Whale Trail a year ago, I did not expect to break my left shoulder in February and my left knee in August. So to say i was a little hampered, although certainly not unfit, would be to put it mildly. I...More

3  Thank Mickie J
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

We saw a lot of whales close to the beach. The dunes are also very interesting. You can spend hours taking photos..

2  Thank annibell28
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Started with a call from my mate " Hey Bud, how do feel about going for a stroll for five days through the Fynbos, along the beach and watching some whales" A great hike, not too difficult when slackpacking and there is always something amazing...More

4  Thank Brett B
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Awesome scenery, particularly along the coastal section, the walk/run is challenging though with some steep descents and ascents on tricky footing, 100% worth it for the views though!

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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

4  Thank Pinkey N
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Gillian T
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Yes on both questions. Also free wi-fi.
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