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De Hoop Collection

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Guest House / Weekend Breaks Cape Town - 42 Units with 1 to 4 Bedrooms each. Fully catered and self-catering options available
Conference venue
Weddings & banquets
All Ages Welcome
Free WiFi
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Having spent time here many years ago, it is inspiring how De Hoop Collection have created such a sophisticated, adventure and nature filled tourism offering, at great value. The buildings and cottages have been beautifully and meticulously restored and decorated with Overberg farm house furniture. In many ways, two days was just too short to really appreciate the beauty and wonder of De Hoop. I’d recommend at least 4 nights. The excursions William and his team have created are world class – from the Marine excursion, to bird-watching, night adventures, boat cruises, kids mini-chefs, star-gazing and fireside stories. You can also hire bikes or simply enjoy the fynbos veld on foot, including awesome walks around the vlei. The natural beauty, animal and birdlife is quite extraordinary – and all within a few hours of Cape Town.

Ian, CEO. Entrepreneur. Father. Action-man

ABOUT De Hoop Collection

Set on the coast near the southern-most tip of Africa lies De Hoop Nature Reserve. It's a World Heritage Site encompassing 36 000 hectares of nature reserve and fynbos, including the protected marine reserve along 70 km of pristine coastline.

This charming homestead has a wide variety of accommodation, from comfortable self-catering cottages and houses, to fully catered luxury suites. The Cloete Suites in the Opstal area are new additions and either have views of the grasslands or of the old, majestic fig trees in the courtyard.. Beautifully decorated, each suite sleeps two people.

Few other reserves offer as complete an outdoor experience as De Hoop – sea, sand dunes, the vlei, a floral sensation of rare fynbos plants, diverse antelope and the Potberg Mountains.

Activities are diverse and you can choose between various day walks, mountain biking along the many gravel roads, guided tours and scenic game drives. Lazing on the beach and snorkelling in the many turquoise rock pools is simply another way to pass a rewarding day. There is also the new three day De Hoop Trail.

De Hoop is the breeding ground for 40% of the Southern Right Whale population. Dolphins, seals and other sea creatures abound. Spot 86 mammals, including Cape Mountain Zebra, bontebok, eland, grey rhebuck, ostrich and caracal. A birder’s and botanist’s paradise.

Midweek and extended stay specials | Weddings and conferences | Children welcome

Additonal information:

The stunning coastline, Koppie Alleen, is situated approximately 13km from the accommodation. Those who are fit as fiddles are likely to enjoy a strenuous cycle, alternatively, a drive in your vehicle will take you 25 minutes.

The Fig Tree Restaurant is quite the place to be and therefore packed, especially in high season. Please ensure that you book a table for dinner to secure your spot prior to arrival or on check in at Reception.

Activities are weather and tide dependent and best booked by yourself a day in advance or once you arrive. Bookings can also be made well in advance, but do bear in mind that the weather and tide will have the last say.

Cape Nature does not allow driving around on the reserve after sunset. De Hoop does have permission though for driving between cottages and the restaurant once the sun has set.

Most guests opt to walk to the restaurant at night and what a lovely walk it is! The cottages located the furthest from the restaurant are less than a 10 minute walk away. Just remember to carry a torch with you - torches are provided in the suites only and not in self-catering units.

The nearest petrol pump is a 15-20 minute drive away and is only open Monday to Friday, so it’s best to fill up before arrival in the last town you pass: Bredasdorp, Riviersonderend or Swellendam.

If you are self-catering, please ensure that you bring all your supplies. The curio shop sells wood, firelighters and meat, but is really a gift shop more than a food/supplies shop.

Each unit is serviced daily. The gate is open from 07h00 – 18h00, except on Fridays when the gate is open until 19h00.

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SPECIAL OFFERS

De Hoop Trail Experience OR SAVE over R3000 with the Winter Special!

Valid from 3 October 2016 to 30 September 2018

De Hoop Trail Experience

Walk and experience the natural and cultural history of the De Hoop Nature and Marine reserve with an experienced nature/marine guide. There are many natural wonders in the world but only a few with such awesome diversity as De Hoop, The Jewel of the Cape.

Trail info & Daily itinerary:

  • A maximum of twelve persons aged 12 and older may participate (minimum of six people required).
  • A reasonable level of fitness is required, however the walking pace is leisurely and an interpretive experience with the natural environment.
  • The general rules and regulations of Cape Nature and De Hoop Nature Reserve will apply and indemnity documents will be completed before participating.
  • The trail incorporates birding, game viewing, and Fynbos and marine experiences on foot.
  • Dinners and breakfasts included at the Fig Tree Restaurant.
  • Accommodation: stay at the De Hoop Opstal.

The trail begins on either a Friday afternoon to a Monday morning or a Monday afternoon to a Thursday morning.

Rates:

  • R 7900.00 PER PERSON SHARING
  • De Hoop Collection Terms and booking conditions apply.
  • Rates include accommodation for all three nights, internal reserve transfers, all scheduled meals, hot/cold teas, coffees and juices.
  • Rate excludes cool drinks and alcoholic beverages.

NOTE: All activities are weather and tide dependent. This itinerary is only an indication of what can be expected on the trail. Your guide will advise times of activities.

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Winter special for De Hoop Village Cottage. Save over R3000!

R1500 per night (usual price R4590). Sleeps 6 guests.

Valid for all stays between 1 May & 27 July 2017. Ts & Cs apply.

Winter Special Terms & Conditions

Excludes Opstal Yoga Retreat, Whale of Trail Run and MTB Weekends. Please enquire when booking. Self-Catering Basis. No minimum night stay. Rate includes accommodation for up to 6 guests. Excludes Reserve Entrance Fees. Valid for all new bookings made for De Hoop Village units only for stays from 1 May to 27 July 2017. 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 (BBQ) area.

Limited Availability. E&OE.

ROOMS

De Hoop Village (3 Bedrooms, kitchen/dining room, bathroom and lounge)
Sleeps 6
9 Units
Valid: 2016 | 2017 rates (2016/10/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 2,295.00 Rates include: Room Only
Valid: 2017 | 2018 rates (2017/10/01 - 2018/09/30) From R 2,850.00 Rates include: Room Only
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Equipped Cottages (Two or Three bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and lounge)
Sleeps 4
7 Units
Valid: 2016 | 2017 rates (2016/10/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 1,600.00 - R 2,295.00 per unit Rates include: Self-catering
Valid: 2017 | 2018 rates (2017/10/01 - 2018/09/30) From R 1,900.00 - R 2,850.00 per unit Rates include: Self-catering
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Vlei Cottages (Two bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and lounge area)
Sleeps 4
3 Units
Valid: 2016 | 2017 rates (2016/10/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 2,475.00 Rates include: Self-catering
Valid: 2017 | 2018 rates (2017/10/01 - 2018/09/30) From R 2,760.00 Rates include: Self-catering
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Opstal Houses (Three bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and lounge area)
Sleeps 6
3 Units
Valid: 2016 | 2017 rates (2016/10/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 3,300.00 Rates include: Self-catering
Valid: 2017 | 2018 rates (2017/10/01 - 2018/09/30) From R 3,660.00 Rates include: Self-catering
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Melkkamer Manor House (Four en suite bedrooms)
Sleeps 8
1 Unit
Valid: 2016 | 2017 rates (2016/10/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 10,600.00 Rates include: Self-catering
Valid: 2017 | 2018 rates (2017/10/01 - 2018/09/30) From R 8,800.00 Rates include: Self-catering
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Melkkamer Vlei Cottage (Four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and lounge)
Sleeps 8
1 Unit
Valid: 2016 | 2017 rates (2016/10/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 3,300.00 Rates include: Self-catering
Valid: 2017 | 2018 rates (2017/10/01 - 2018/09/30) From R 3,960.00 Rates include: Self-catering
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Melkkamer Foreman's Cottage (Three bedrooms, kitchen/dining room and lounge)
Sleeps 6
1 Unit
Valid: 2016 | 2017 rates (2016/10/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 2,475.00 Rates include: Self-catering
Valid: 2017 | 2018 rates (2017/10/01 - 2018/09/30) From R 2,970.00 Rates include: Self-catering
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Opstal Vlei Suite
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Valid: 2016 | 2017 rates (2016/10/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 2,150.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Valid: 2017 | 2018 rates (2017/10/01 - 2018/09/30) From R 2,350.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
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Opstal Manor House (small bedroom)
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Valid: 2016 | 2017 rates (2016/10/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 1,150.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Valid: 2017 | 2018 rates (2017/10/01 - 2018/09/30) From R 1,270.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
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Opstal Stable Suite
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Valid: 2016 | 2017 rates (2016/10/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 1,400.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Valid: 2017 | 2018 rates (2017/10/01 - 2018/09/30) From R 1,550.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
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Dassie Suite
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Valid: 2016 | 2017 rates (2016/10/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 2,750.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Valid: 2017 | 2018 rates (2017/10/01 - 2018/09/30) From R 2,995.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
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Otter Suite
Sleeps 2
3 Units
Valid: 2016 | 2017 rates (2016/10/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 2,150.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Valid: 2017 | 2018 rates (2017/10/01 - 2018/09/30) From R 2,350.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
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Opstal Manor House (large bedrooms)
Sleeps 2
2 Units
Valid: 2016 | 2017 rates (2016/10/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 2,150.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Valid: 2017 | 2018 rates (2017/10/01 - 2018/09/30) From R 2,350.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
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Campsite Rondavels
Sleeps 2
5 Units
Valid: 2016 | 2017 rates (2016/10/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 1,050.00 Rates include: Self-catering
Valid: 2017 | 2018 rates (2017/10/01 - 2018/09/30) From R 1,200.00 Rates include: Self-catering
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Opstal Figtree Suite
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Valid: 2016 | 2017 rates (2016/10/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 2,150.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Valid: 2017 | 2018 rates (2017/10/01 - 2018/09/30) From R 2,350.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
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Cloete Suites
Sleeps 2
4 Units
Valid: 2016 | 2017 rates (2016/10/01 - 2017/09/30) From R 2,150.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Valid: 2017 | 2018 rates (2017/10/01 - 2018/09/30) From R 2,350.00 p/p sharing Rates include: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
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Cloete Cottage
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Valid: 2016 | 2017 rates (2016/10/01 - 2017/09/30) Rates on request Rates include: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Valid: 2017 | 2018 rates (2017/10/01 - 2018/09/30) Rates on request Rates include: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
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Check in & check-out times

Check-in: 14:00

Check-out: 10:00

Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.

GUEST FEEDBACK

De Hoop
14 Mar 2017

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at De Hoop. Our accommodation was a 2 bedroom Equipped Cottage at the Opstal which was an ideal size for our needs. It was less than a 5 minute walk to the reception & restaurant. The location of De Hoop is remote but stunning. Here are our thoughts & advice for passing on to fellow travellers: • Mention that whilst the approach road to De Hoop that starts virtually from the N2 turn off at Spitskop is gravel thus subject to potholes & some rutting in places is some 50 Kms takes 1 hour 15 minutes from turning off N2 until reaching Reception. Our rental car was a Toyota Corolla & coped fine on this surface but you cannot travel much above 40 Kms per hour. • We stayed for 5 nights. On reflection, we felt 4 nights would be ideal & certainly to do justice you should stay for a minimum of 3 nights. We had enough time to do the inland walks, the boat trip on the viei as well as walk over the trails down at the beach at Koppie Alleen, situated some 15 Kms from Reception &, again, on gravel road. At this beach there is a choice of beach trails or going in the other direction, the magnificent sand dunes that stretch for miles. • The Fig Tree restaurant at Opstal (beside the Reception) is excellent in both quality of the food & value for money. It should be made clearer to prospective guests that the shop at Reception is very (and I mean “VERY”) limited in its stock. For those guests thinking of doing self-catering our advice must be to stock up well before arriving at De Hoop otherwise there is a 15 Kms drive to the nearest shop of which we cannot comment on its stock/supplies. • All the staff we met were friendly & helpful. There were two incidents relating to our accommodation: faulty shower head & soaking bath matt that were rectified within minutes of mentioning them. As you probably are aware De Hoop is a joint venture between Cape Nature (Public Sector) & De Hoop Management (Private Sector). In comparison to the many places we have stayed at both in South Africa & elsewhere in the world we would say the service from the staff whether in the restaurant, the activities & the cottage was very efficient & done with a broad smile on the face. • For those not attracted to walking in remote places not on paved streets with not a shop in sight De Hoop might not be the place to visit. For those, however, who love quietness, magical evening skies with various animals walking very close to your accommodation eg 5 eland munching the grass in our back yard one morning & where knowledgeable guides can explain to “Townies” like us what nature can offer you must visit De Hoop. It is our intention to return. Many thanks to Portfolio’s Gail Oliver for recommending this first class place. "

Scott & Midge Lockhart
Thanks!
18 Oct 2016

"I can't thank you folks enough for all you did for us We had a great stay and I would recommend your establishment to any one. The accommodation was excellent and your kindness on up grading us very much appreciated.Thanks once again. "

John and Carmeline Curry
Our stay at De Hoop
10 Aug 2016

"Hi, Despite the bad weather we had a super stay. Friendly and helpful staff. We left some things behind and they phoned us immediately ,before we even left the Park. We stayed in Giant Kingfisher. Regards Frik "

Frik from South Africa
De Hoop Collection
20 Jan 2014

"Excellent, staff extremely helpful, self catering cottage very well equipped, comfortable and well kept. Lots to do if you want to hike, bike, guided tours, Eco-friendly quad bikes available or just enjoy the beauty of the landscape and animals! We chose to self cater breakfast and lunch and use restaurant for dinner - very good food and fabulous service. Overseas visitor really enjoyed the visit, as we did."

Sallianne from South Africa
De Hoop cottages
30 Dec 2013

"Beautiful place, beautiful accommodation!"

Erda van Zyl from South Africa
Very good service
25 Nov 2013

"Staff is very friendly and guest orientated. Rooms are spacious and clean. Sleeping quality is excellent. Food is delicious. Only thing we did not like is that there is no door between bedroom and bathroom."

Rico Broder from Switzerland

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DIRECTIONS & MAP

Directions:

Self-drive from Cape Town (scenic route approx 3.5- 4hours):

  • Take N2 to Caledon. From Caledon drive on the R316 through Napier to Bredasdorp.
  • From Bredasdorp take the R319 to Swellendam out of town for about 6kms and then turn right - sign posted De Hoop / Malgas / Infanta.
  • Travel on the 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.

Self-drive from Cape Town (fastest and easiest route approx 3.5 hours):

  • On the N2, travel from Cape Town to Swellendam, past Caledon and Riviersonderend.
  • Pass the Bredasdorp turn off and look out for Spitskop turnoff on your right. ( it is 13km before Swellendam)
  • Turn right onto the Spitskop road and travel for approx 45km until you get to 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.

From Swellendam:

  • Drive on N2 for 13km in the direction of CapeTown, 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.