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Opstal - De Hoop Nature Reserve
The Opstal area is the hub of the De Hoop Nature Reserve and a great location from which to explore the whole area. It is close to the hub of central offices, restaurant, deli and shop. It is a short drive, hike or cycle to many of the interesting locations in the reserve.

There is a tennis court at the Opstal area – bring your rackets. The Opstal has a swimming pool and there is also a boules courtyard – there is a boules set but if you have one, do bring it.

Campsite Rondawels at the Opstal
The Campsite Rondawels at the Opstal are round, thatched cottages that are perfect for guests looking for simple and affordable accommodation. The 5 Rondawels overlook a protected part of the vlei with plently of birdlife.

Facilities:
- Twin beds (can be double if requested)
- Equipped with 2 beds, bedside table, bathroom basin, cupboard, kettle, bar fridge, some basic cutlery and crockery, toaster, braai and outdoor dining area
- Outside showers available and no cooking facilities or Communal bathrooms, showers & kitchen at the Campsite can be used. NB: Bring your own pots and pans

De Hoop Village at the Opstal
The self-catering cottages are whitewash-walled fisherman-style houses characteristic of the Western Cape Coast. Ideal for a family and friends getaway, the cottages are well appointed and provide guests with a home-from-home setting.

Facilities:
9 Cottages – Kitchen, lounge/dining area and outdoor braai and dining area
Kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, stove/oven, basic crockery and cutlery, basic kitchen utensils, sink (dishwashing liquid & sponge provided), braai equipment (NB: fetch braai grid from reception)
3 Bedrooms – 1 double room (either twin or double bed), 1 twin room & 1 bunk room. Linen and hangers provided
1 Bathroom – Shower, basin, toilet, bath mat. Bathroom towels, soap, hand wash, shampoo & conditioner, body wash & body lotion provided

Equipped Cottages at the Opstal
There is one 3-bedroomed cottage called Eland and six 2-bedroomed cottages; Mountain Zebra, Bontebok, Baboon, Steenbok, Duiker and Grysbok.

Facilities:
7 cottages in total – 6 of them 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, 1 with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom (Eland), kitchen, lounge/dining area and outdoor braai and dining area
Kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, stove/oven, basic crockery and cutlery, basic kitchen utensils, sink (+ dishwashing liquid & sponges provided), braai equipment (NB: fetch braai grid from reception).
Bedroom setup – 1 double (double or twin beds) and 1sdouble & 2 twin rooms in Eland. Linen and hangers provided.
Bathroom – Shower, basin, toilet, bath mat. Bathroom towels, soap, hand wash, shampoo & conditioner, body wash & body lotion provided

Opstal Vlei Cottages
Opstal Vlei Cottages
The cottages are called Hoepoe, Pelican and Fish Eagle and have been totally revamped. They have brand new kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, linen and towels for the comfort of discerning self-catering guests.

Facilities:
Kitchen, lounge/dinning area, outdoor braai.
Kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, stove/oven, basic crockery and cutlery, basic kitchen utensils, sink (dishwashing liquid & sponge provided), braai equipment, permanent braai grid provided
Bedroom setup – 1 double and 1 twin room. Linen and hangers provided
Bathroom – Shower, basin, toilet, bath mat. Bathroom towels, soap, hand wash, shampoo & conditioner, body wash & body lotion provided

Opstal Houses
These 3-bedroomed houses are set in amongst the Milkwood trees behind the Opstal Manor house. They have spacious bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, new bathrooms and an outside braai area. Called Sacred Ibis, Black Oystercatcher and Giant Kingfisher, these houses are well appointed and perfect for families or groups of friends.

Facilities:
Kitchen, lounge/dining area, fireplace, outdoor braai.
Kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, stove/oven, basic crockery and cutlery, basic kitchen utensils, sink (dishwashing liquid & sponge provided), braai equipment and permanent braai grid provided
Bedroom setup – 1 double (double or twin beds) and 2 twin bedrooms. Linen and hangers provided
Bathroom – Shower, bath, basin, separate toilet, bath mats. Bathroom towels, soap, hand wash,shampoo & conditioner, body wash & body lotion provided.

Melkkamer Vlei Cottage
Melkkamer Vlei cottage is a 4 bed-roomed sand stone house dating back to 1872. This lovely, old cottage overlooks the vlei and faces the Opstal area. The house has 4 bedrooms, two bathrooms and a kitchen/dining room, a lounge as well as an outdoor braai area. It has a fully equipped kitchen so is set up for self catering. Paraffin lamplight and firelight add to the romance of the location, where there is no electricity
Facilities:
- 1 Cottage – Kitchen, Dining Area, Lounge, Fireplace and outdoor braai and dining area
- No Electricity, Kettle, Gas Fridge/Freezer, Gas Stove/Oven, Basic crockery and cutlery, basic kitchen utensils, sink (dishwashing liquid & sponge provided)
- 4 Bedrooms – 2 double rooms (double or twin), 2 twin rooms. Linen and hangers provided.
- 2 Bathrooms – 2 showers, basins; toilet; bath mats. Bathroom towels; soap; hand wash; shampoo & conditioner; body wash & body lotion provided

Melkkamer Foremans Cottage
The Melkkamer Foremans Cottage is charming and tucked away amongst the milkwood trees. It is a short walk from the vlei and the Melkkamer Manor House. It has three bedrooms, open plan sitting room with dining room and fully equipped kitchen and barbecue area.
Facilities:
- 1 Cottage – Kitchen, Dining Area, Lounge, Fireplace and outdoor braai and dining area
- No electricity: Gas fridge/freezer; gas stove/oven; microwave; basic crockery and cutlery; basic kitchen utensils; sink (dishwashing liquid & sponge provided)
- 3 bedrooms: 1 double (double or twin beds) and 2 twin bedrooms. Linen and hangers provided
- 1 Bathroom: Outside shower; bath; basin; toilet; bath mat. Bathroom towels; soap; hand wash; shampoo & conditioner; body wash & body lotion provided.
- Generator powered electricity at set times.

Melkkamer Manor House
Melkkamer Manor House is a majestic, old sand stone house overlooking the vlei. It has been derelict for the past few years but has been beautifully restored to its former grandeur. This beautiful building houses 4 en suite bedrooms, a gorgeous kitchen, dining room and living room.
Facilities
- 1 House – Kitchen, Lounge, Dining Room, Fireplace and outdoor braai and dining area
- No electricity: Gas fridge/freezer; gas stove/oven; microwave; basic crockery and cutlery; basic kitchen utensils; sink (dishwashing liquid & sponge provided)
- 4 en-suite bedrooms – 2 double, 2 twin. Linen and hangers provided
- Generator powered electricity at set times.

Opstal Stable Suite
The Opstal Stable Suite sleeps 2 people with one bedroom and an en-suite bathroom, on a dinner, bed and breakfast rate. The Suite is connected to the larger Opstal area including the Fig Tree Restaurant. Set in the courtyard with its magnificent Fig Trees, this suite is perfect for discerning guests.
Facilities
- 1 Unit - Kettle; coffee; tea; bar fridge
- Bedroom : 1 king size bed with mosquito net. Linen and hangers provided.
- En-suite bathroom: Shower; bath; basin; toilet; bath mat. Bathroom towels; soap; hand wash; shampoo & conditioner; body wash & body lotion provided.
- Dinner and Breakfast served in The Fig Tree Restaurant

Opstal Vlei Suite
The Opstal Vlei Suite is a Luxury bedroom that sleeps 2 people, has one bedroom with en-suite bathroom, on a dinner,bed and breakfast basis. The Suite is connected to the larger Opstal area including the Fig Tree Restaurant. Set in the courtyard with its magnificent Fig Trees, this suite is perfect for discerning guests and has a spectacular view of the vlei.
Facilities
- 1 Unit - Kettle; coffee; tea; bar fridge
- Bedroom : 1 king size bed with mosquito net. Linen and hangers provided.
- En-suite bathroom: Shower; bath; basin; toilet; bath mat. Bathroom towels; soap; hand wash; shampoo & conditioner; body wash & body lotion provided.
- Dinner and Breakfast served in The Fig Tree Restaurant

Opstal Manor House
The Opstal Manor House is a beautiful original home which has been restored to its former glory. Rooms can be rented out individually, or all 3 rooms within the Manor House can be booked for Exclusive Use. The rate includes Dinner and breakfast which is served in The Fig Tree Restaurant.
Facilities
- The Opstal Manor House (previously the Ou Huis) will accommodate 6 people in 3 en suite bedrooms.
- Bedroom 1 (large room) – King Size bed with en-suite bathroom: Shower, bath, basin, toilet, bath mat, bathroom towels, soap, hand wash, shampoo & conditioner, body wash & lotion provided. Heated towel rail in bathroom, heater and hairdryer.
- Bedroom 2 (small room) – Twin beds with en-suite bathroom: Shower, basin, toilet, bath mat, bathroom towels, soap, hand wash, shampoo & conditioner, body wash & lotion provided. Heater and hairdryer provided.
- Bedroom 3 (large room) – Double/Twin bed with mosquito net and en-suite bathroom: Shower, bath, basin, toilet, bath mat, bathroom towels, soap, hand wash, shampoo & conditioner, body wash & lotion provided. Heated towel rail in bathroom, heater and hairdryer.
- Shared lounge with lovely fireplace.
- Bar fridge, tea & coffee facilities

Opstal Dassie Suite
The New Dassie Suite has a fabulous view of the vlei. This Suite is perfectly positioned to view the birdlife and majestic sunsets from your veranda. The Dassie suite consist of luxury accommodation which sleeps 2 people with en suite bathroom. The suite includes a sitting area and cosy fireplace for winter. Meals are included on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
Facilities
- 1 Unit – sleeps 2
- Kettle; coffee; tea; bar fridge
- Bedroom : 1 king size bed with mosquito net. Linen and hangers provided.
- En-suite bathroom: Shower; bath; basin; toilet; bath mat. Bathroom towels; soap; hand wash; shampoo & conditioner; body wash & body lotion provided.
- Seating area outside overlooking the vlei.
- Dinner and breakfast served in The Fig Tree Restaurant.

Opstal Otter Suites
The 3 newly renovated Otter Suites are close to the serene De Hoop Vlei. Wake up to the sound of the birds from the Vlei and the chance of Otter sightings from your room. The suites consist of luxury accommodation which sleep 2 people with en suite bathroom. Meals are included on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
Facilities
- 3 Units – sleeps 2 pax per unit
- Kettle; coffee; tea; bar fridge
- Bedroom : 1 king size bed with mosquito net. Linen and hangers provided.
- En-suite bathroom: bath; basin; toilet; bath mat. Bathroom towels; soap; hand wash; shampoo & conditioner; body wash & body lotion provided.
- Dinner and Breakfast served in The Fig Tree Restaurant.


Rates exclude the Conservation fee due at the Gate of R40 per person
From:
R1050.00 pps

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Facilities & Services:

  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Conference facilities
  • Wedding facilities
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Cots available
  • Curio Shop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court




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Opstal - De Hoop Nature Reserve Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  4.1 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. - View all Guest Reviews


I can only give De Hoop and its staff a 10/10 rating. The staff and the facilities were excellent - it is not very often that one's hopes are exceeded. De Hoop did just that. Thanks very much to the wonderful staff and facilities at De Hoop.
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 Reviewed by Madelon Venter over a year ago

Accommodation very good, and also daily cleaning service. Various activities in the area very good with literature. Only dissapointment was the boma dinner on the Saturday evening. Food preparation very poor at extreme prices, especially the selection of wines.
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 Reviewed by Hynie Tredoux over a year ago

It is a wonderful place. The staff are superb. We had a wonderful time.
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 Reviewed by Merle Friedman over a year ago

On our arrival we found the lock to our cottage not operational. The reception personnel couldn't do enough to provide us with a choice of similar, if not better accommodation until the problem had been taken care of. We had the opportunity to inspect different type of accommodation which we found to be delightfully and cosy furnished without loss of functionality. Every single person we came into contact with, inclusive restaurant staff and the trainee trail guide, was incredibly friendly, helpful and constructive. Well done to all of you, this is costumer service par excellence!
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 Reviewed by Regina Sauer over a year ago