CELEBRATE WINE WHALES AND MUSIC AT DE HOOP
De Hoop Collection will be celebrating wine, whales and music over three days from
Friday 23 to Sunday 25 July 2021.
The 2021 Wine Whales & Music Weekend is a fabulous profusion of wine tastings, high tea, gourmet dinners, special performances by jazz duo ‘Hanna and Bram’ on Friday evening, and the world class ensemble Whale Time Serenade with celebrated musicians Malané Hofmeyr-Burger on flute, Peta-Ann Holdcroft on cello, Irina Tsoniff and Ivo Ivanov on violin, and Vladimir Ivanov on viola.
Workshops on chocolate-making with Richard von Geusau, and pizza-making sponsored by Gideon Milling, guided marine and bird walks and whale- watching. And adding to the mix, De Hoop Collection is delighted to announce that Professor Mike Bruton will be the guest speaker – he will be talking about Finding Old Fourlegs: The Remarkable Story of the Coelacanth, a fascinating and unique South African story.
I ‘ll be reviewing the whole coelacanth saga with digital slides and will bring the story up-to-date with the discovery of a living specimen off the coast of KZN by amateur divers in late November 2019. I’ll also be covering aspects of marine conservation and exploration, emphasising how little we actually know about our marine life and how ‘citizen’ scientists can make meaningful contributions in this regard. “
De Hoop Collection, a hallmark Cape Country Routes property in the pristine De Hoop Nature Reserve offers accommodation ranging from affordable self-catering chalets to upmarket fully catered lodges and is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway.
It is also the first private/public partnership in the South African hospitality industry and opened in the De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape in 2007.
De Hoopis a world heritage site and offers world-class whale-watching and is paradise for bird enthusiasts with its more than 260 species of birds, including the endangered Cape Vultures. As a colony of almost 200 vultures roost and nest in the Potberg Mountains, exciting vulture hikes and viewing opportunities are on offer.
Other activities include interpretive marine walks, hiking and mountain biking trails, eco boat cruises on the vlei and nature drives, tennis or boules.
The Reserve is in the Overberg region, a short three hour’s drive from Cape Town along the world-renowned Garden and Whale routes.
It is the perfect holiday destination for families and couples and a perfect weekend getaway. It is also an ideal stop-over en route from the Cape Winelands to Plettenberg Bay.
The staple of De Hoop’s dining scene is The Fig Tree Restaurant which overlooks the beautiful vlei with its spectacular bird life. You enjoy an exceptional variety of wines from the Silo Wine Cellar.
Rates to stay at De Hoop for the Wine Whales & Music Weekend range from R2 170 per person sharing a 4-sleeper cottage for a two night stay to R5 194 per person in a suite. The weekend rate – for a minimum two- night stay – includes entertainment, wine and cheese tasting, two dinners and breakfasts, high tea and a visit with the whales. Drinks and guided activities are excluded – Nature Drive – R375 per person (children u/12 half price), guided Bird Walk – R175 per person, children u/12 half price); chocolate-making workshop – R100 per person (children 12/under – half price). v
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De Hoop Collection is a member of Cape Country Routes.