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De Hoop Nature Reserve
De Hoop Nature Reserve
De Hoop Nature Reserve
De Hoop Nature Reserve
De Hoop Nature Reserve
De Hoop Nature Reserve
De Hoop Nature Reserve
De Hoop Nature Reserve
De Hoop Nature Reserve

De Hoop has a great diversity of ecosystems...

...which visitors can explore by foot quite safely.

Discover De Hoop’s beautiful coastal environment...

...where spectacular sand dunes rise up high.

You can join guided walks to learn about the reserve’s marine life.

De Hoop Opstal is the only place to stay within in the park.

De Hoop is a place that’s worth visiting.

De Hoop Nature Reserve

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De Hoop Nature reserve is a small reserve in the Cape of South Africa.
Despite its small size, it offers a great range of habitats...
...where visitors can walk around quite safely and freely.
In the lowland fynbos…
...you’ll often find surprisingly large numbers of eland…
...along with herds of bontebok and Cape mountain zebra…
…and the ubiquitous ostrich.
At the edge of De Hoop's large wetland...
…you can go on guided hikes…
Other guided activities in the reserve include tracking tortoises for children…
…and intertidal walks with a knowledgeable guide…
...at De Hoop's beautiful coastline.
There, you can enjoy unspoilt sandy beaches…
...rocky terraces,...
...pristine rock pools…
…and some impressive sand dunes,…
…which are often especially fun to children.
The only accomodation in the De Hoop Reserve is The Opstal,…
…where travellers can choose between self-catering and bookings on a 'full board' basis.
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De Hoop Nature reserve is a small reserve in the Cape of South Africa.
De Hoop Nature reserve is a small reserve in the Cape of South Africa.
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Despite its small size, it offers a great range of habitats...
Despite its small size, it offers a great range of habitats...
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...where visitors can walk around quite safely and freely.
...where visitors can walk around quite safely and freely.
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In the lowland fynbos…
In the lowland fynbos…
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...you’ll often find surprisingly large numbers of eland…
...you’ll often find surprisingly large numbers of eland…
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...along with herds of bontebok and Cape mountain zebra…
...along with herds of bontebok and Cape mountain zebra…
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…and the ubiquitous ostrich.
…and the ubiquitous ostrich.
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At the edge of De Hoop's large wetland...
At the edge of De Hoop's large wetland...
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…you can go on guided hikes…
…you can go on guided hikes…
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Other guided activities in the reserve include tracking tortoises for children…
Other guided activities in the reserve include tracking tortoises for children…
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…and intertidal walks with a knowledgeable guide…
…and intertidal walks with a knowledgeable guide…
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...at De Hoop's beautiful coastline.
...at De Hoop's beautiful coastline.
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There, you can enjoy unspoilt sandy beaches…
There, you can enjoy unspoilt sandy beaches…
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...rocky terraces,...
...rocky terraces,...
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...pristine rock pools…
...pristine rock pools…
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…and some impressive sand dunes,…
…and some impressive sand dunes,…
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…which are often especially fun to children.
…which are often especially fun to children.
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The only accomodation in the De Hoop Reserve is The Opstal,…
The only accomodation in the De Hoop Reserve is The Opstal,…
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…where travellers can choose between self-catering and bookings on a 'full board' basis.
…where travellers can choose between self-catering and bookings on a 'full board' basis.

Trips visiting De Hoop Reserve

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Bontebok Self-drive Safari

12 days • 5 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO PORT ELIZABETH AIRPORT

This well-rounded safari encompasses fine dining, a range of activities and elegant accommodation across some of South Africa’s most stunning locations. Visit Cape Town, the Winelands and sections of the spectacularly diverse Garden Route.

US$1,390 - US$1,550 per person

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Cape Genet Self-drive Safari

20 days • 8 locations
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO CAPE TOWN AIRPORT

Enjoy fine-dining in Cape Town, whale-watching in Hermanus, and a range of walking and water-based activities throughout De Hoop’s Nature Reserve, the Klein Karoo and Plettenberg. This relaxed self-driven safari concludes with stays in The Winelands and Namaqualand.

US$2,910 - US$3,490 per person

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Where to stay in De Hoop Reserve

Our suggestions for places to stay in De Hoop Nature Reserve


De Hoop Opstal

The Opstal

The Opstal forms part of the central hub of the De Hoop Nature Reserve and has a range of rooms and cottages to suit most people


88% (21 reviews)
Lekkerwater Beach Lodge

Lekkerwater Beach Lodge

Overlooking a stunning beach and the Indian Ocean, Lekkerwater Beach Lodge is a modern camp with very comfortable rooms in a little known yet beautiful reserve.


100% (2 reviews)

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