South Africa's Best Land Based Whale Watching

De Hoop Nature Reserve and Marine Protected Area is one of CapeNature’s flagship nature reserves, probably most commonly known for its enormous Southern Right Whale migratory calving population.  The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently reported that “De Hoop MPA is critically important for the conservation of the Southern Right whale (Eubalaena australis) which is an endangered species.

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Where Wildlife Roam Free

Lowland fynbos underbrush meets grass plains and forested gorges, only to run into a long white beach with rocky shores and blue waters. De Hoop Nature Reserve’s diverse landscape is an amazing home to impressive birdlife and wildlife, of which the rare Bontebok and Cape Mountain Zebra reign.

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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 simply another way to pass a rewarding dayDay visitors welcome, and restaurant open daily.

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Father’s Day At De Hoop

Father’s Day Lunch &  Craft Beer Pairing: Did you know, beer or ale has been served with meals for over 12 centuries. In fact, the very first...
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Treat yourself with SPA @ De Hoop’s June Specials

SPA @ De Hoop is running two fabulous specials for June. The themed package for the month is an indulgent 80 minute A Whale Away Treat –...
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Mother’s Day at De Hoop

It’s almost that time of year again when we pay tributes to our moms. From a family lunch, a fun outing, breakfast in bed, to a cute card, there are...
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Easter Holidays At De Hoop

With a variety of accommodation and activities on offer De Hoop Nature Reserve is a winner all the way!  The ideal family getaway destination, De...
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In the Press

Sun, sea and seclusion

A heaven-sent hamlet on a swath of pristine beach, Nature’s Valley has the distinction of being completely surrounded by National...
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The new Shed venue at De Hoop delights

Nestled within the magnificent De Hoop Nature Reserve, De Hoop Collection is the most memorable place to celebrate a weekend wedding or a special...
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The Peter Goffe-Wood Show – 2nd Last Show for 2015

Many of you will be packing the trunk, and hopping into your car with your dearest to explore some of the gorgeous coast-line in the Cape these...
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EnduroHub : Nature reserves, whales, proteas, vultures and extraordinary MTB

The third annual Potberg and De Hoop MTB event took place in the Overberg region from 7-9 August and proved to be a feast for mountain bikers and...
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De Hoop’s new luxury digs

Cape Town – The De Hoop Collection offers a wide range of self-catering and luxury accommodation in one of the most beautiful parts of South...
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From Our Blog

Christmas in July at De Hoop in Pictures

We had a fabulous time at this year’s Christmas in July at De Hoop! From a fun chocolate workshop, to Santa’s visit and yummy high tea...
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Yoga with Marianne Wiid at De Hoop!

De Hoop Collection invites you to deepen your yoga practice at its second Yoga Retreat with the Iyengar yoga teacher, Marianne Wiid in the pristine...
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De Hoop Marine Protected Area Celebrates 30 years in 2015

De Hoop’s Marine Protected Area turns 30 years in 2015 and we’re celebrating with workshops and events with a marine focus where guests will learn...
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Rejuvenate your team with a Corporate Retreat

There’s no question about it – everything is getting busier, and this includes the workplace. Deadlines are squeezed tighter, and...
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Marcia’s Christmas Salad Recipe

It’s the season for friends and family, so why not gather around for a festive salad inspired by Christmas! Haloumi, Cherry and Baby Spinach...
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“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at De Hoop for making our stay extra special. All the staff that we met were smiling, friendly and happy…” – Liesel and Gerhard

Wow! Where do I start? What an amazing wedding weekend! We all had such a blast and John and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of you help and hard work in making it happen.” – Natalie and John

Did You Know:
De Hoop is ranked #1 on Trip Advisor for Specialty Lodging in Bredasdorp with over 200 reviews!