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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.

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 another way to pass a rewarding day.


The reserve is home to a wide variety of Cape Dutch-inspired accommodation, known as the De Hoop Collection. The lodgings range from affordable self-catering chalets to more luxurious self-catering cottages and upmarket fully catered lodges. There is something for everyone.

Facilities include The Fig Tree Restaurant, two swimming pools, a boules courtyard and a tennis court.

Our choice of accommodation:

Opstal Manor House. 3 en-suite bedrooms. Catered for dinner, bed and breakfast (DBB)

The Opstal Manor House is a beautiful original home which has been restored. Outside is a massive Natal Fig Tree.

Bedrooms have 1 x 4 poster King bed with bath and shower, 1 twin bed with bath and shower and 1 single for a child with shower.


De Mond Villa: 5 en-suite bedrooms.   Catered for dinner, bed and breakfast (DBB).

This private villa is in an idyllic setting with incredible views. Interiors are lovely, there is WiFi and a private outside area with barbeque and swimming pool. Fully off grid.

1 Bedroom en-suite has bath and shower and 4 have showers.

5 guests minimum with a minimum stay of 2 nights. A range of activities are included: Guided Marine Walk, Nature Drive, Guided MTB plus Guided bird and vlei walk.


Melkkamer Manor: Self catering 4 bedroom en-suite house, fully equipped. / Alternately may be catered for.

Beautiful private, remote, late 1800’s stone Manor House with spacious kitchen, a cosy lounge and charming dining room.  There are fireplaces inside and a lovely outside braai area under the milkwood trees.

2 King sized beds and 2 twin bedrooms all with bath and shower. Also 2 guest toilets.

This exclusive homestead is a 40 min drive from the Opstal/ central area and restaurant and a 10 minute boat ride across the vlei.

Gas powered appliances, with candlelight and lanterns add to the romance and charm.  A generator is available.

Serviced daily. WiFi available.

This beautiful house can also be booked on a DBB basis and  range of activities would be included: Guided Marine Walk, Nature Drive, Guided MTB plus Guided bird and vlei walk.

Escape to a bygone era in the peace and tranquillity!


A range of Suites which are catered for on a DBB basis. Each has a kettle, coffee, tea and a bar fridge and they are also close to the restaurant and facilities.

Opstal Stable Suites: Sleep 2. Catered for DBB.

King sized bed with mosquito nets. En-suite with bath and shower.


Opstal Vlei Suite. Sleeps 2. Catered DBB.

Overlooking the vlei in a courtyard with giant fig trees.

1 king size bed with mosquito net. Shower and bath. Seating area outside overlooking the vlei.


Cloete Suites. Sleep 2. Catered for DBB.

Views of grassland where game can be seen grazing or a spectacular view of the majestic old fig trees in the courtyard.

Beautifully decorated with a seating area and an en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. Cloete Suite 1 has a lovely fireplace for chilly winter nights.


Dassie Suite. Sleeps 2 en-suite. Catered for DBB.

With a fabulous view of the vlei, view the birdlife and majestic sunsets from your veranda. Wake up to the sound of the birds and the chance of Otter sightings from your room.

There is a sitting area and cosy fireplace for winter.

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  • Price Range Self Catering Cottages & Houses: R2950 (4 people) per night to R5200 (6 people) per night. - Luxury suites: R2450 pp for DBB to R3990 pp for DBB.