The only surviving colony of Cape Vultures in the Western cape call the steep cliffs of the Potberg Mountains home, and now guests to De Hoop Nature Reserve can experience these magnificent and endangered creatures up close.
With its year-round offerings, CCRs portfolio of top tier Western and Eastern Cape hotels, guesthouse, lodges, nature reserves and activities ensures guests memorable experiences against the backdrop of South Africa’s scenic qualities.
The Vulture Experience: Opening End of July 2017
Guests will depart from the Opstal Area with their guide (times vary according to season). On arrival at the base of Potberg, coffee, tea and rusks will be served before the hour-long hike up to the vulture viewing deck. Here guests can enjoy their packed picnic snacks (cleverly presented in backpacks for you to carry on the hike) while enjoying the swooping birds above.
R550 per person (Picnic backpack is included in your rate)
Guests aged 12 and over
Minimum of 2 guests, maximum of 10
Prior arrangement & booking essential
Day visitors welcome
Coupled with De Hoop’s extensive list of onsite activities, guests can experience a truly unique nature and marine getaway. From guided marine walks (a must in whale season) to Eco boat cruises along the vlei, the reserve’s abundance of fauna, flora and epic vistas are on display.
Trained guides enhance the experiences with insights on the rare fynbos, prolific bird life and animals that call the reserve home. White-washed fisherman-style cottages are ideal for self-catering stays, or book into an upmarket suite. Onsite restaurant open daily.