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Whoop de whoop – the whales are here

Whale, after whale, after whale. A trip to De Hoop is one of the most exciting experiences ever for whale watchers

Visitors to De Hoop are in for a massive treat …  the first aerial count survey of the 2019 whale season is in – and of the total whales seen, more than 90 per cent of them  were in the De Hoop Nature Reserve!

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288 southern right whales were counted … 131 females with calves and 26 adults without calves, and nearly all females with calves were located in the De Hoop Nature Reserve.

Last year a record-breaking 1 116 whales (558 cow/calf pairs) were spotted in the De Hoop Nature Reserve area -from Skipskop Point to Lekkerwater – confirming that it’s the most important nursery area for southern right whales on the South African coast. The current count is below the number expected for this time of year, and less than last year … probably due to the fact that the reproduction of the whales is not back at normal levels, perhaps due to non-optimal conditions in their feeding grounds.

However, the viewing is still spectacular … a real treat and experience. www.dehoopcollection.com

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