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De Hoop Nature Reserve

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Gravel travel, biking and walking trails to keep everyone happy

What a lovely surprise. We had an enjoyable day visit to De Hoop Nature Reserve. There is a lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
debbiesE7238HQ
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Such a gem. We took our mountain bikes with and spend half a day on our bicycles in the park. This... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
237Susan123237
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Franschhoek, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a lovely surprise. We had an enjoyable day visit to De Hoop Nature Reserve. There is a lovely restaurant and curio shop at reception, and a food truck at Koppie Alleen. Well marked biking trails and lovely walking trails. We walked along the shoreline...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Debbie, Thank you for visiting De Hoop and for taking the time to write this lovely review for us! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed some of the activities we have on offer and that we were able to help make you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a gem. We took our mountain bikes with and spend half a day on our bicycles in the park. This was like heaven. Well marked routes and a bit of everything. The beach at Koppie Alleen is a must. We had a delicious lunch...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Susan, Exploring De Hoop on a mountain bike is such a great experience and Koppie Alleen certainly is fabulous. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your lunch in our restaurant and that our staff were able to help make your visit a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Swellendam to De Hoop is something of an hour and a bit driving. Across dirt roads that is. With other traffic. Including trucks and speeding 4x4s .... And here we were, sorry European tourists in the cheaper than cheap Toyota Corolla automobile they had hired....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear SFMJ, Thank you for visiting De Hoop and for your great feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience here and hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards Team De Hoop

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular coast, white dunes, vast fijnbos area with a real sense of remoteness. Fantastic area for nature lovers. We'll come back in the whale watching season.

Date of experience: December 2018
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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and for your great feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back during Whale season! Best Regards Team De Hoop

Reviewed 31 December 2018

This was our third visit to De Hoop. Since our last visit 3 years ago we found that the restaurant facilities were greatly improved but with the same good standard of food and service. This added to our overall enjoyment of the reserve. We love...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2019

Dear David, We are happy to hear that you like our revamped restaurant! Our birds and wildlife are such a treat and birdwatching on the vlei really is a lovely experience, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed it too. Thank you for the...More

Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

You have to stay at least two days to actually experience this place. We stayed in the opstal equipped cottages. Everything is taken care of and even the table is set beautifully. I loved the fact that there is proper hot water in the shower...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2019

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and for visiting De Hoop! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as some of the activities we have on offer. We are pleased that Theo, Lizo and the...More

Reviewed 9 December 2018

Need to drive over unpaved roads to get here but was worth it. The beaches are very nice and it was very cool to see so many Portugese Man-o-war washed up on shore. Got to see ostriches in the wild and eat some legitimate South...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Dear Tauqir, We are happy that you enjoyed your visit to De Hoop and that you were able to enjoy seeing our wildlife. We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed dining at our restaurant. Thank you for your feedback. We do hope to...More

Reviewed 27 November 2018

Everything about this place is magical. A perfect combination of beauty, ocean, whales, birds and Bontebok. Our room was lovely with a fireplace and a clawfoot tub. The minibar was stocked with complimentary beverages, the food at the restaurant was excellent, the service was lovely....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

It's lovely to hear that you were able to see some whales during your visit and that you enjoyed some of the other great experiences and animals we have here at De Hoop. Thank you for your lovely feedback! We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 13 November 2018

This nature reserve with a very relaxed atmosphere, awesome weather and Bontebok as tame as you can get them. Restaurant with exceptional food and very friendly staff is highly recommendable. You can cater for yourself but put n few rand aside to treat your family....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Dear Andre, Thank you for visiting De Hoop and for taking the time to write this great review for us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards Team...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018

Beautiful fynbos, Bontebok, Eland and vlei. Amazing beaches and sand dunes and watching the whales come so near, so very special. Thank you Cape Nature

Date of experience: November 2018
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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thank you for visiting and your lovely feedback. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards Team De Hoop

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