At De Hoop there is sea, sand dunes, rare fynbos plants, diverse antelope and the Potberg Mountains. When you are not lazing on the beach and snorkeling in the turquoise rock pools you can go on a walk through the rich fynbos plains or along the deserted coastline. There's mountain biking along the many gravel roads or scenic game drives where you may have close-up encounters with bontebok, Cape mountain zebra, eland, baboons and ostrich.
The reserve is also famous for its variety of resident and migratory birdlife with more than 260 species recorded. The Vlei (wetland) attracts large numbers of water birds and the only remaining breeding colony of the rare Cape vulture in the Western Cape occurs in the reserve's Potberg Mountains.
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