Wine, Whales, and Music Weekend at De Hoop Collection

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De Hoop Collection is a top-rated destination for wine lovers, music enthusiasts, and nature lovers. As a premier Cape Country Routes member, De Hoop Collection is nestled in the heart of De Hoop Nature Reserve. It offers a range of affordable accommodations, including campsite rondavels, self-catering cottages and houses, romantic suites, an old stone manor house, and De Mond Villa, which was recently restored and refurbished. This outstanding nature reserve offers visitors pristine beaches, a Ramsar-listed vlei, rare indigenous plants, diverse animals, and birdlife for a unique outdoor experience.

2023 Wine Whales & Music Weekend at De Hoop

The highly anticipated Wine Whales & Music Weekend will be held from June 23 to June 25 in, 2023, featuring an exciting program packed with activities. The weekend festivities begin with an optional nature drive or eco-boat cruise, delicious canapés and beverages. Then, on Friday evening, guests will enjoy wine tasting, dinner, and music by Namibian-born Johan Liebenberg, who specializes in Neil Diamond’s songs.

On Saturday, visitors can choose to participate in the early guided bird walk along the vlei and indulge in wine and cheese tastings from various vineyards and cheesemakers. Guests have the opportunity to attend two different lectures on Saturday. The first one is named “Cohabiting with Marine Wildlife in the Urban Environment,” while the second one is titled “Turtles of De Hoop.” The Fig Tree Restaurant will host the Whale Time Serenade for Strings and Flute, featuring world-class musicians.

Sunday morning’s highlights involve a guided Marine Walk at Koppie Alleen, followed by whale watching with guest speaker Brett Glasby and De Hoop guides. The two-night stay rates range from R2 580 to R6 800 per person sharing a room, including dinner, bed, breakfast, entertainment, wine and cheese tastings, guest speaker presentations, and high tea. However, the rates do not include drinks, workshops, and guided activities.

A One-of-a-Kind Outdoor Experience

The De Hoop Collection is rather proud that they can provide a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience that is ideal for a weekend trip, particularly one that consists of wine, whales, and music. The 2023 Wine Whales & Music Weekend is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in all three while enjoying the picturesque scenery, rare wildlife, and unique accommodations De Hoop Collection offers. Book now to encounter the magic of De Hoop.

Date: June 23 to June 25 2023
Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve | Overberg District Municipality, 6740
Book: 021 422 4522
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Environmentalist and Outdoor Enthusiast. Amanda is a nature-loving, energetic, and enthusiastic environmentalist who has dedicated her life to exploring and protecting Cape Town's stunning natural landscapes. She is an experienced hiker, wildlife enthusiast, and advocate for sustainable tourism.

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