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Few other reserves offer as complete an outdoor experience as De Hoop Nature Reserve sea, sand dunes, the vlei, a floral sensation of rare fynbos plants, diverse antelope and the Potberg Mountains. Birders observe wading birds on the shores of the vlei while the Potberg Mountains are home to a colony of endangered Cape vultures. Hikers and cyclists have close-up encounters with bontebok, Cape mountain zebra, eland, baboons and ostrich. Activities are diverse and guests choose between various day walks through the rich fynbos plains or along the deserted coastline, or mountain biking along the many gravel roads or scenic game drives. Lazing on the beach and snorkeling in the many turquoise rock pools is simply another way to pass a rewarding day. Day visitors welcome, and restaurant open daily.

The De Hoop Nature Reserve is situated east of Bredasdorp. The reserve is about 260 km by road from Cape Town, and may be reached via either Bredasdorp or Swellendam. The last 60 km of either route is along gravel roads and takes an hour to travel.

Self-drive from Cape Town: Take N2 to Caledon. From Caledon drive through Napier to Bredasdorp. From Bredasdorp take the R319 to Swellendam. At about 6kms turn right - sign posted De Hoop / Malagas / Infanta. Gravel road for 33kms until you see a sign to the right - BUCHU BUSHCAMP / DE HOOP. It is 7km from this turn off to the Main Gate of the Park and a further 8km to the office.

From Swellendam: Drive on N2 for 13km in the direction of Cape Town, turn left onto gravel road, signed Spitskop. Continue on this road for about 45km until you reach a T-junction. Turn left at the T-junction signed Malgas / Infanta and travel approx 2km before you turn right onto the De Hoop Pad signed BUCHU BUSHCAMP / DE HOOP. It is 7km from this turn off to the Main Gate of the Park and a further 8km to the office.

De Hoop Nature Reserve accommodation:
OPSTAL CAMP:
Opstal Vlei Cottages
3 cottages each kitchen, lounge/dinning area and outdoor braai.
Facilities include kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, stove/oven, basic crockery and cutlery, basic kitchen utensils, sink (dishwashing liquid and sponge provided), braai equipment, permanent braai grid provided.
Bedroom setup consists of 1 double and 1 twin. Linen and hangers provided.
Bathroom has a shower, basin, toilet, bath mat. Bathroom towels, soap, hand wash, shampoo and conditioner, body wash and body lotion provided.
Firewood is not provided. You are welcome to bring your own or purchase from our Curio Shop.

De Hoop Village
9 cottages each with kitchen lounge/dining area, outdoor braai and dining area.
Amenities include kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, stove/oven, basic crockery and cutlery, basic kitchen utensils, sink (dishwashing liquid and sponge provided), braai equipment.
3 Bedrooms, one with 1 double room (either twin or double bed), 1 twin room and 1 bunk room. Linen and hangers provided.
1 Bathroom with Shower, basin, toilet, bath mat, bathroom towels, soap, hand wash, shampoo and conditioner, body wash and body lotion provided.

Equipped Cottages
7 cottages in total - 6 of them offer 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom and 1 cottage with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom (Eland). Kitchen has a lounge/dining area, outdoor braai and dining area.
Kitchen amenities include a kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, stove/oven, basic crockery and cutlery, basic kitchen utensils, sink (dishwashing liquid and sponges provided), braai equipment.
Bedroom setup consists of 1 double (double or twin beds) and 2 twins (Eland). Linen and hangers provided.
Bathroom with Shower, basin, toilet, bath mat. Bathroom towels, soap, hand wash, shampoo and conditioner, body wash and body lotion provided.

Opstal Houses
3 houses each with kitchen, lounge/dining area, fireplace, outdoor braai.
Facilities include kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, stove/oven, basic crockery and cutlery, basic kitchen utensils, sink (dishwashing liquid and sponge provided), braai equipment and permanent braai grid provided.
Bedroom setup consists of 1 double (double or twin beds) and 2 twin bedrooms. Linen and hangers provided.
Bathroom with shower and bath, basin, separate toilet, bath mats. Bathroom towels, soap, hand wash, shampoo and conditioner, body wash and body lotion provided.
Firewood is not provided. You are welcome to bring your own or purchase from our Curio Shop.

Suites:
Cloete Cottage
Sleeps 2 people and facilities include a kettle, coffee, tea and a bar fridge. Bedroom has 1 king size bed with mosquito net. En-suite bathroom with shower, bath, basin and toilet. Linen, towels and amenities are provided, Serviced daily.
Meals are served in The Fig Tree Restaurant.

Cloete Suites
Each suite Sleeps 2 people and facilities include kettle, coffee, tea and a bar fridge. The bedroom has 1 king size bed with mosquito net. Linen and hangers provided. En-suite bathroom with shower, bath basin, toilet, bath mat. Bathrooom Towels, soap, handwash, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion provided.
Cloete Suite 1 - Complimentary firewood provided for fireplace.

Dassie Suite
Sleeps 2 people and facilities include kettle, coffee, tea and a bar fridge. The bedroom has 1 king size bed with mosquito net. Linen and hangers provided. En-suite bathroom with shower, bath, basin, toilet and bathmat.Bathroom towels, soap, hand wash, shampoo and conditioner, body wash and body lotion provided.
Seating area outside overlooking the vlei. Complimentary firewood provided for fireplace.

Figtree Suite
Sleeps 2 people and facilities include kettle, coffee, tea and bar fridge. Bedroom has 1 king size bed with mosquito net. Linen and hangers provided. Bathroom is en-suite with shower, bath, basin, toilet, bath mat, towels, soap, handwash, shampoo, conditioner, body was and Body Lotion provided.

Otter Suite
Sleeps 2 people and facilities include kettle, coffee, tea and bar fridge. Bedroom has 1 king size bed with mosquito net. Linen and hangers provided. Bathroom is en-suite with bath, basin, toilet, bath mat, towels, soap, hand wash, shampoo and conditioneer, body wash and body lotion provided.
Seating area outside overlooking the vlei.

Opstal Manor House
Large Suites with 1 x King 4-poster bed, 1 x Twin Beds, bath, shower. Small room has twin beds and shower. Linen, towels and amenities are provided. Serviced daily. Complimentary firewood provided for fireplace.

Opstal Stable Suite
Sleeps 2 people and facilities include kettle, coffee, tea and bar fridge. Bedroom has 1 king size bed with mosquito net. Linen and hangers provided. En suite bathroom has a shower, bath, basin, toilet and bath mat.Bathroom towels, soap, hand wash, shampoo and conditioner, body wash and body lotion provided.

Opstal Vlei Suite
Sleeps 2 people with facilities like kettle, coffee, tea and bar fridge. The bedroom has a king size bed with mosquito net. Linen and hangers provided. The en suite bathroom has a shower, bath, basin, toilet and bath mat. Bathroom towels, soap, hand wash, shampoo and conditioner, body wash and body lotion provided. Seating area outside overlooking the vlei.

Melkkamer Houses:
Melkkamer Manor House
4 Bedrooms (2 x King 4-poster bed, 2 x Twin beds), hangers and linen provided. 4 Bathrooms each with showers, baths, basins, toilets, bathmats, bathroom towels, soap, hand wash, shampoo and conditioner, body wash and body lotion provided.
Kitchen has no electricity, generator, gas fridge/freeser, gas stove/oven, basic crockery and cutlery, basic kitchen utensils, sink (dishwashing liquid and sponge provided)and braai equipment. The lounge has a dining room, 2 seperate toilets and a fireplace. Serviced daily.

Melkkamer Vlei Cottage
4 Bedrooms (1 x King 4-poster bed, 1 x King bed, 2 x Twin beds), linen and hangers provided. Two bathrooms, two showers, basins, toilet, bath mats. Bathroom towels, soap, hand wash, shampoo and conditioner, body wash and body lotion provided.
Kitchen, lounge/dining area fireplace, outdoor braai and dining area. Kitchen has no electricity, gas fridge/freezer, gas stove/oven, basic crockery and cutlery, basic kitchen utensils, sink (dishwashing liquid and sponge provided) braai equipment. Serviced daily.

Melkkamer Foremans Cottage
3 bedrooms, one with 1 double (double or twin beds) and 2 twin bedrooms. Linen and hangers provided.
1 Bathroom with outside shower, bath, basin, toilet, bath mat. Bathroom towels, soap, hand wash, shampoo and conditioner, body wash and body lotion provided. Kitchen with lounge/dining area, fireplace, outdoor braai and dining area.
No electricity - Gas fridge/freezer, gas stove/oven, basic crockery and cutlery, basic kitchen utensils, sink (dishwashing liquid and sponge provided) braai equipment (fetch braai grid from reception).

Campsite Rondavels:
5 Campsite Rondawels/chalets with 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.
No cooking facilities. Communal bathrooms showers and toilets.

De Hoop Spa:
We welcome you to De Hoop SPA, a place where one can be in a relaxed state of mind, enabling clarity of thought, which in turns enhances beauty.

Guided Activities:
- Guided Eco Boat Trip
- Interpretive Marine Walk
- Bird Watching
- Mountain Biking

Cancellation Policy:
If booking is cancelled after confirmation, the deposit will be forfeited.
In addition the following fees will, be levied:
Four weeks before arrival - 75% of full amount.
Two weeks before arrival - 100% of full amount.
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 years
Elderly
Honeymoon Couples
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

Accommodation - De Hoop Nature Reserve is a Self-Catering in Bredasdorp Western Cape South Africa
Directions:

From Cape Town, take the N2 to Caledon. From Caledon, head for Bredasdorp.
From Bredasdorp take the R319 for Swellendam.
After about 6km, turn right at the De Hoop / Malgas / Infanta sign and follow this dirt road for about 60km to the reserve. About 3 hrs drive (230km).

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Rooms and Units Available at Accommodation - De Hoop Nature Reserve

Campsite Rondawels
These 5 Campsite Rondawels are thatched cottages with 2 beds with outdoor shared showers and toilets. Perfect for guests looking for simple and affordable accommodation with a braai area, but no other kitchen facility.
Sleeps 2 Adults

De Hoop Village
These cottages are equipped with kitchen/dining room, lounge, 1 double, 1 twin and 1 bunk room as well as a bathroom. All linen and bathroom towels are provided and the kitchens are fully equipped. Each of the cottages have an outside barbeque area.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Equipped Cottages (4 sleeper)
Fully equipped for selfcatering
Sleeps 4 Adults

Equipped Cottages (6 sleeper)
Sleeps 6 Adults

Melkkamer Foreman Cottage
The Melkkamer Foreman’s cottage which is also built of sand stone is situated behind the Manor House and is hidden away by large rambling Milkwoods. It has 3 bedrooms and a lounge/kitchen dining area as well as an outdoor braai area.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Melkkamer Manor House
The Melkkamer Manor House 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.
Sleeps 8 Adults

Melkkamer Vlei Cottage
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
Sleeps 8 Adults

Opstal Cloete Cottage
Opstal Cloete Cottage This suite sleeps 2 people and has one bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower
Sleeps 2 Adults

Opstal Cloete Suites
2 Have views of the plains and 2 have views of the Fig Trees. Each sleeps 2 people and has one bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower & bath). Suites 1 & 2 interlink and Suites 3 & 4 interlink but all have seperate entrances too.
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

Opstal Dassie Suites
Opstal Dassie Suite This Vlei Facing Luxury suite, sleeps 2 people, has one bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower & bath) and a fireplace. This accommodation is catered for as it has no cooking facilities.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Opstal Figtree Suite
Opstal Fig Tree Suite is set in the courtyard next to the Opstal Manor House. This suite sleeps 2 people and has one bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower & bath). This accommodation is catered for as it has no cooking facilities.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Opstal Houses
These houses all have 3 spacious bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, bathrooms, an outside braai area and new linen and bathroom towels.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Opstal Manor House - Large Suites
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Opstal Manor House - Small Bedroom
Sleeps 2 Adults

Opstal Otter Suites
Opstal Otter Suites There are 3 Otter Suites. Each sleeps 2 people and has one bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath only). This accommodation is catered for as it has no cooking facilities.
Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults

Opstal Stable Suite
Opstal Stable Suite Sleeps 2 people, has one bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower & bath). This accommodation is catered for as it has no cooking facilities.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Opstal Vlei Suite
Opstal Vlei Suite Sleeps 2 people, has one bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower & bath). This accommodation is catered for as it has no cooking facilities. The suite has a view of the vlei.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Vlei Cottages
Fully equipped for selfcatering
Sleeps 4 Adults

Latest 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.
Madelon Venter Sep 2011
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.
Hynie Tredoux Oct 2010
It is a wonderful place. The staff are superb. We had a wonderful time.
Merle Friedman Oct 2010
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!
Regina Sauer Feb 2010

Thank you for two nice days! We'll come back. The food was exellent.
Jens Kroehnert Feb 2010