Set amidst sea, sand dunes and the vlei, surrounded by a floral sensation of rare fynbos plants, diverse antelope, and sporting stunning views of the Potberg Mountains, De Hoop Nature Reserve offers a complete outdoor experience.
Choose from these options:
- R2 379 for a two night stay for four
- R3 499 for a three night stay for four
The Reserve at a Glance
Only three hours from Cape Town, De Hoop Nature Reserve is situated in the Overberg region, near the southern tip of Africa. It is one of the largest natural areas managed by Cape Nature and a favourite destination for hikers, cyclists, bird watchers and whale watchers. Families can paddle and snorkel in the bright blue rock pools, take a game drive or even horse ride. Bird watching on the vlei is a must and hikers can tackle the Potberg Mountains. The reserve has 86 mammal species. Most notable are the rare Bontebok and Cape Mountain Zebra, as well as Eland, Grey Rhebuck, Baboon, Yellow Mongoose, Caracal and the occasional Leopard. De Hoop is also famous for its variety of bird species and more than 260 species have been recorded on the reserve. The only remaining breeding colony of the rare Cape vulture in the Western Cape occurs at Potberg.
- Picnic sites, swimming pool, tennis courts, boules, spa
- Restaurant / deli (Breakfast, light lunch, dinner, teas, picnics)
- Information centre, reception and shop
- Start of vlei trails and biking trails
The cottages are whitewash-walled, fisherman-style houses characteristic of the West Cape Coast. Ideal for a family and friends getaway, the cottages are well appointed and provide guests with a home-from-home setting. Catered and self catered options available.
- Close to the hub of central offices, restaurant, deli and shop
- Kitchen, lounge / dining area and outdoor braai and dining area
- Three bedrooms: One double room, one twin room and one bunk room
- One bathroom: towels, soap, hand wash, shampoo and conditioner and body lotion provided
What to do in the Overberg region
The Overberg has rugged mountain ranges, fynbos, rolling wheat and canola fields, and splendid coastal vistas. The region stretches along coasts with beautiful beaches, and over mountain ranges with interesting geological formations, abundant birdlife and fynbos. The roads will take you on a journey through valleys with picturesque vineyards, orchards and beautiful landscapes of green, gold and brown. The Overberg caters for sport enthusiasts and eco-adventurers alike, with its diverse activities on offer: tackle a 4x4 trail, dust off the old golf clubs, ride a horse, go on a sunset cruise, learn to fly fish, spot the whales or dare to go shark cage diving. For those who wish to spend their holiday at a more leisurely pace, enjoy fragrant wines, sit back in country gardens with a good book or relax in a natural hot spring.