De Hoop Nature Reserve comprises a Marine Protected Area and a terrestrial Nature Reserve. It is a World Heritage Site and Ramsar Wetland site. It is considered as one of the flagship Fynbos Biome reserves.
De Hoop is world renowned for it's Southern Right Whales that can be see off the coastline from April to November each year. The reserves holds numerous endemic, bird, mammal and plant species. The rocky, weathered, coastline with numerous sandy beaches and tidal pools is full of photographic potential.