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About De Hoop Collection - Melkkamer Homestead

The De Hoop Collection offers accommodation ranging from comfortable Self-Catering Cottages and Houses to Luxury Suites and Majestic Manor Houses.

The sandstone buildings on the opposite side of the vlei (wetland) are known as ‘Melkkamer’. This remote and exclusive homestead is a 40 min drive from the Opstal area and boasts 3 units dating from the late 1800’s. There is no electricity and all the units have gas powered appliances, with candlelight and lanterns adding to the romance and charm of this unique area. A generator is available for the Melkkamer Manor House and Melkkamer Foremans Cottage and is switched on at pre-determined times for the convenience of our guests.

All three cottages are fully equipped for self-catering or guests can drive around for dinner to The Fig Tree Restaurant at the Opstal. Please note that booking a table for dinner is essential. For those who prefer to self-cater, kindly ensure that you have adequate supplies, as the nearest towns are an hour’s drive away.

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 and baboons. Activities are diverse and guests can choose between various day walks, mountain biking along the many gravel roads and scenic game drives. Lazing on the beach and snorkelling in the many turquoise rock pools are great ways to pass the days.

Come and escape to a bygone era in the peace and tranquillity that is the Melkkamer Homestead.

Safari: Enjoy the scenic game drives at De Hoop.

Spa: SPA @ De Hoop is a place where one can be in a relaxed state of mind, enabling clarity of thought, which in turns enhances beauty. Enjoy pedicures, manicures, facials and a wide range of massages.

Wedding Venues: The Shed is a newly renovated wedding venue with spectacular views of the vlei and can accommodate up to 120 guests. This unique venue is suitable for all special occasions.

Conference Venues: Conference facilities are available in The Shed and can accommodate up to 120 attendees. The conference attendees can be accommodated in any of the accommodation options available at De Hoop. Facilities include Internet, whiteboard and projector.

Romantic: If you are the adventurous type, consider spending a few days of your honeymoon in De Hoop where you can hike, bike, whale-watch or snorkel, or simply laze on the beach enjoying the miles of private rockpools and undisturbed shores.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 8 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 22
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 1 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beach
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

A 50% deposit is required for bookings made more than 45 days in advance.
The De Hoop Collection/Cape Nature reserves the right to automatically release reservations being held for which payment has not been received.

Availability and pricing

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  • Melkkamer Vlei Cottage Sleeps 8 Includes: Room Only The lovely old stone cottage overlooks the stunning De Hoop vlei. It has four beautifully appointed bedrooms with 2 sepa... see more
    • Adults
      • Melkkamer Foreman's Cottage Sleeps 6 Includes: Room Only The Melkkamer Foremans Cottage is charming and tucked away amongst the milkwood trees. It is a short walk from the vlei... see more
        from R3298 Room rate
        • Adults
          • Melkkamer Manor House Sleeps 8 Includes: Room Only This beautiful remote, old stone Manor House comprises four magnificently appointed bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a... see more
            from R9777 Room rate
            • Adults

              Reviews for De Hoop Collection - Melkkamer Homestead

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              Martha Augusta Van Niekerk
              10 November 2018

              Loved "transport "on boat from our house to the opstal .enjoyed Pieter..his knowledge of the area and very friendly.

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              De Hoop Collection - Melkkamer Homestead is 15.2km from the centre of De Hoop Nature Reserve , the nearest airport 211.6km (Cape Town International Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling