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 day. Day visitors welcome, and restaurant open daily.
Facilities include The Fig Tree Restaurant, 2 swimming pools, a tennis court, curio shop and laundry. We have 12 Suites situated in close to the restaurant and other facilities. Breakfast and Dinner is included in the rates of the Suites. Self-catering units are also available and range from 4 sleepers to 8 sleepers – fully equipped for self-catering with outside braai/bbq areas. Guests can enjoy our 2 walking trails and 4 mountain bike routes or take part in a guided activity. The 70km marine protected coastline, with its spectacular dunes, is a mere 20min drive from the accommodation.