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De Hoop Whale Trail

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Whale Of A Time

What a wonderful hike. The scenery was spectacular. Always something to see and there were so many... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
carmenw760
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Beauty on the Cape's south coast

I sadly could not complete this hike due to a broken foot that had not properly healed after an... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kevin G
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De Hoop Nature Reserve, Bredasdorp 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful hike. The scenery was spectacular. Always something to see and there were so many different landscapes. Take time to enjoy the animals, birds and plant life. The accommodation in general was lovely. Always had electricity, hot showers, wood for fire and well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I sadly could not complete this hike due to a broken foot that had not properly healed after an incident a few months ago. But my wife went along and by her account it was an amazing experience. Incredible fynbos followed by beach hikes offering...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked this trail over a year ago and just completed it yesterday with a group of 12 friends and family (all around the 30yr age mark). It left me absolutely speechless & recharged for the mad rush of city life. We managed to spot a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kate T
Reviewed 23 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Farm_girlTableView
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Minda K
Reviewed 21 October 2018 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!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Wildehont
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.
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Bloubergholiday
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!!
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