De Hoop Collection

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  • The Opstal Vlei Cottages provide a stylish self-catering option to the discerning guest.  © Paul Karnstedt
  • These three-bedroom houses set in among the Milkwood trees behind the Opstal Manor house. © Paul Karnstedt
  •  © Paul Karnstedt
  • Every year, some 40% of the world’s Southern Right Whales come to these shores to breed. © Peter Chadwick
  • Description
  • Facilities
The De Hoop Collection offers accommodation ranging from camping to more luxurious options set in the magnificent surrounds of the De Hoop Nature Reserve. Few other reserves offer as complete an outdoor experience as De Hoop, with sea, sand dunes, the vlei, a floral sensation of rare fynbos plants, diverse antelope and the Potberg Mountains.

Birdwatchers spend time along the shores of the vlei observing wading birds, while the Potberg Mountains are home to a colony of endangered Cape vultures. Hikers and cyclists have close encounters with bontebok, the Cape mountain zebra, eland, red hartebeest and baboons. Activities are diverse and guests can choose between various day walks, the Whale trail, mountain biking along the many gravel roads, horse riding and scenic game drives. Lazing on the beach and snorkelling in the many turquoise rock pools are great ways to pass the days.

De Hoop offers a holiday experience for any type of traveller, from the backpacker to the guest preferring the finer things in life. A truly memorable getaway awaits.
  • Type: Self-catering, Camping and Caravanning
  • Sleeps: 144
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 17

17 Reviews on De Hoop Collection

We booked a vlei cottage but when we arrived were told that there had been a mix up and we were put into a village cottage instead with free breakfast. As birdwatchers, we particularly booked the vlei cottage and would not have booked in the village so free breakfasts were not really compensation. I spoke to the booking clerk who said she had emailed me the previous day but the only email I received was on the morning of our arrival. Eventually we were offered free dinner as well and the posibility of moving into the manor house for our second night but as the water was cut off in most of the complex while we were there but remained on in the village cottage we were in, we stayed put. The cottage was well furnished and very pleasant but very close to the road and we were woken by traffic at 5am both mornings. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful. The restaurant served good though not outstanding food and we thought the choice [only 2 options for each course] rather limited. The place itself is beautiful but as a couple slightly expensive.


15 March 2014

First class stay and meals, very clean and excellent guide Pinky. Lots to see like whales, eland bontebok, birds and other fauna and flora.


27 October 2013

I really enjoyed unwinding at De Hoop. The scenery was wonderful and everything was peaceful. Staff at the restaurant were very friendly and helpful. As a single traveller I really enjoyed my time there.


22 April 2013

We really enjoyed every moment of our stay. The accommodation was beautiful, clean and fresh. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful. Location was absolutely breathtaking. Restaurant food was delicious. Highly recommended.


14 January 2013

Great nature, excellent food and service.


12 November 2012
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Campsite Rondavels x 5

Includes: Self-catering

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

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Shower only, Separate toilet
Beds Twin beds, Queen beds
Other Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge
Views Lagoon, Mountain

De Hoop Village x 9

Includes: Self-catering

These self-catering cottages are fisherman-style houses characteristic of the Western Cape Coast. Ideal for families and friends, the cottages are well appointed and provide guests with a home away from home.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom, En-suite, Separate toilet
Beds Twin beds, King beds
Other Self-catering, Air-Conditioning, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
Views Garden

Koppie Alleen x 1

Includes: Self-catering

With its remote location, towering white dunes, and pristine rock pools on the shoreline offering a wonderland of tiny eco-systems, Koppie Alleen is the ideal getaway for families or small groups seeking a unique location.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Shared bathroom, Separate toilet
Beds Queen beds
Other Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
Views Sea, Garden

Opstal Cottages x 7

Includes: Self-catering

There is one three-bedroom cottage called Eland and six two-bedroom cottages; Mountain Zebra, Bontebok, Baboon, Steenbok, Duiker and Grysbok.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom, En-suite, Separate toilet
Beds Twin beds, King beds
Other Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
Views Garden

Opstal Houses x 3

Includes: Self-catering

These three-bedroom houses are set amongst the Milkwood trees behind the Opstal Manor House. They have spacious bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchens, private bathrooms and outside braai areas. Called Blue Crane, Black Oystercatcher and Giant Kingfisher, these houses are well appointed and perfect for families or groups of friends.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Shared bathroom, Separate toilet
Beds Twin beds, King beds
Other Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Air-Conditioning, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
Views Garden

Opstal Vlei Cottages x 3

Includes: Self-catering

The Opstal Vlei Cottages are stylish, self-catering units overlooking the vlei. Set amongst a dazzling array of wildlife and fynbos, these are perfect for the discerning guest.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom, Separate toilet
Beds Twin beds, Queen beds
Other Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
Views Lagoon

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