WATCH: Local filmakers capture the beauty of De Hoop Nature Reserve

2015-11-03 11:50 - Sam Smith
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Cape Town - De Hoop Nature Reserve is on the Southern Cape coast and is famous for its wildlife, vegetation and iconic Whale Trail. 

Located in the Overberg, it is one of the largest natural reserves in the Cape at over 34 000 hectares and offers adventurers some spectacular hiking trails, cycle routes, as well as bird and whale watching. 

Local filmmakers, Homebrew Films recently captured some amazing aerial shots of the Southern Right Whales that visit the Marine Protected Area every year and the beauty that spring brings to the area every year. 

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The reserve has a large conserve area of lowland fynbos and over 9 000-plant species.The video also captures some of the special mammal species in the reserve, like the rare bontebok, Cape mountain zebra, eland and yellow mongoose. 

The neighboring marine reserve stretches 5km into the sea, is one of the largest in Africa. It contains dolphins, seals and southern right whales.

Between June and November, the coastline transforms with the presence of migrant whales, which come to breed and care for their young. 

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De Hoop is also home to the Whale of Trail route, stretching 55km from Potberg to Koppie Alleen.

De Hoop Nature Reserve from CapeNature on Vimeo.

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