De Hoop Nature Reserve

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“World-class land-based whale watching.”

De Hoop Nature Reserve is situated east of Bredasdorp on the world-renowned Garden Route and Whale Route. The nature reserve is one of the few that offers a full outdoor experience with the sea, sand dunes and diverse antelope among other offerings. Known to have the best hiking trails, hikers and cyclists have had intimate sightings of the Bontebok, Cape Mountain Zebra and Elands. The Nature Reserve has a wide variety of pastimes for guests including world class whale watching in season. The De Hoop accommodation caters for all guests with accommodation ranging from the affordable self-catering chalets to the upmarket fully catered lodges. The Fig Tree Restaurant is open daily for meals. Day visitors welcome.

Winter Special 2019

De Hoop Village Cottage
R1900 per unit per night (usual price R3171)
Sleeps 6 guests
1 May – 31 July 2019

Winter Special Terms & Conditions

Excludes Event weekends. Please enquire when booking.  Self-Catering Basis. No minimum night stay. Rate includes accommodation for up to 6 guests. Rate Excludes Reserve Entrance Fees (40 pp) and any extras incurred. Valid for all new bookings made for De Hoop Village units only for stays from 1 May to 31 July 2019. De Hoop Village has 9 units.  Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen, lounge, double bedroom, twin bedroom, bunk beds bedroom, bathroom with shower, outside braai (barbeque) area. Limited Availability. E&OE.


De Hoop Nature Reserve

From self-catering chalets and cottages, to upmarket, fully-catered suites,
The accommodation options are as varied as the fynbos.
Configurations range from the romantic and luxurious Stable Suites for two,
To spacious family cottages that sleep six.
The Opstal Manor House provides fully catered accommodation
The Opstal Manor House offers 3 bedrooms en suite.
Situated on the far side of the vlei is the old-world farm,
Architectural style Melkkamer Manor House
Characterized by rich sandstone – offers 4 bedrooms
With equipped kitchens for self catering getaways, or book as a catered option.
Self-catering cottages range from basic rondawels to well-equipped cottages
Ideal for families or groups of friends.

  • Wedding Venue
  • Conference Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Curio Shop
  • Boules Courtyard
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Mountain Bike Hire

  • Land-Based Whale Watching
  • Guided Bird Walk
  • Interpretive Marine Walk
  • Guided Mountain Bike Trail
  • Vulture Experience & Eco Boat Cruise
  • Beach Walks


  • 16 – 19 May 2019 – Yoga Retreat with Yoga Spirit
    26 – 28 July 2019 – Wine, Whales & Music
    2 – 4 August 2019 – Whale of Trail
    26 – 29 September 2019 – De Hoop Vlei MTB

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