De Hoop Collection


Rooms: Cottages, houses, manor houses, rondavels and camping spots available. Ring or look at website for details.

Prices: There are different accommodation types which range from R455 - R1,750 pp sharing for self-catered, R1,050 - R2,250 pp sharing for DB&B. There's a minimum charge on certain cottages.
* Special rates available
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Meals: Restaurant on-site for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Directions: From Cape Town take N2 to Caledon. Head to Bredasdorp on R316, and then Swellendam on R319. After about 6km turn right at De Hoop/Malgas/Infanta sign. Follow dirt road for c. 35km to the reserve. For De Hoop Nature Reserve turn right at Buchu Bush sign.

Samantha Hughes (Reservations)
De Hoop Nature Reserve, Overberg, Western Cape

Tel: (0)21-422-4522
Fax: (0)86-575-0405
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There are eighty-six mammal and over 260 bird species in De Hoop Nature Reserve and, armed with the checklists I was handed on arrival, I was soon enthusiastically ticking them off. Although I would have loved to see them all (and I did spot bontebok, eland, caracal and Cape mountain zebra), for the clarity of my sprawling notes it was a blessing we didn’t. Hidden within the Cape Nature reserve, De Hoop Collection’s accommodation is as eclectic as the wildlife. I stayed in the De Hoop Village, a suburban-style street made up of nine whitewashed three-bedroom cottages. The table in the rustic kitchen was already laid when I arrived and as I sat having my supper a bontebok strolled past eating his. My double bed - covered in white linen and crowned by a handsome headboard - lay beneath a row of fynbos prints. Pretty thatched suites with romantic baths and a few basic rondavels with outside showers overlook the vlei, a stunning landmark that turns to gold at dusk. Houses with larger rooms as well as discreet camp sites are dotted among the milkwood trees. Luxury lies at the other end of the veld where the four-bedroom Opstal Manor House has been returned to its former glory. The Fig Tree Restaurant can be found here, serving excellent food and drink all day, and dispensing indispensable sundowners. 2015 also saw the opening of the brand new, luxurious Africology spa, so if you still have some city cares you need to shake off, you can now have them pampered and massaged away.

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De Hoop Collection
Hiking alongside the Vlei
Guided Marine Walks
Mountain Biking
Fig Tree Restaurant
Vlei Suite Bedroom
Lounge of Giant Kingfisher
De Hoop Animals & Surrounds
De Hoop Scenery
De Hoop Animals & Surrounds
World-class landbased Whale Watching during season
Manor House - Main Bedroom
De Hoop Scenery
New Otter Suite
New Dassie Suite

Extra Information from the Owners

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Current Special Rates

Please make it known to your host that you are applying for this discount because you have found it on the Greenwood Guides website.

10% discount for all new bookings made
Excludes event weekends and Holiday programs
Self-catering Basis
Subject to availability
Excludes reserve entrance fees
T&Cs apply