Lockdown: De Hoop Nature reserve 'in survival mode' as turnover plunges

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De Hoop Collection Tour guide Lizo Msululu makes rock pools come alive (Credit: Mark Taylor)
De Hoop Collection Tour guide Lizo Msululu makes rock pools come alive (Credit: Mark Taylor)

One of South Africa's most important and internationally famous conservation areas, De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape and its partner De Hoop Collection, has been clobbered by Covid-19 and lockdown regulations imposed during 2020 and over the festive season.

The reserve, near Cape Agulhas and three hours from Cape Town on the southern tip of Africa, is the biggest flagship Cape Nature Reserve (Some 36 000 hectares ) and a UNESCO Ramsar World Heritage site owing to its variety of indigenous plants.

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