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De Hoop Nature Reserve Cottages

Certificate of Excellence
Longstreet, Bredasdorp 7280, South Africa
De Hoop Nature Reserve Cottages
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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great brak river RSA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived quite upset at the reception, after meandering uselessly for more than anoe hour in endless gravel roads, calls to the central booking office for information about how to find the place... to finally be told by De hope Reception that wqe were misguided by the Reservation office... in fact his problem seems to bewelknown by De Hoop, but... More 

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south africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have just returned from a 3 night stay at the opstal village cottages.The cottages are well equipped and have electric blankets on the beds. They have an emergency light in case of load shedding. The reserve is very peaceful. the animals walk right up to the units. We had a troop of huge baboons come very close. Management warned us... More 

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review Debbie! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience at De Hoop and hope you'll be back again soon. Best Regards Team De Hoop More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The accommodation was very clean and nice and people very friendly. It is peaceful and quite. We were however disappointed with what one can do there since we actually went to watch birds. According to website there are lots of birds. We tried to walk on a very bad path next to the vlei and saw few bird species. Even... More 

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Elise, Thank you very much for your feedback, we will take your comments regarding the bird hides under advisement. We are sorry you did not see as many birds as you would have liked, unfortunately as you know ,these birds are wild animals and we cannot control when they are visible. It is pleasing to know that you however... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Been there so many times... Can't compare it with any other place in the world ... It's just so special... Accommodation can be based on self catering, each cottage having kitchen, refrigerator, barbecue. Otherwise...thers's a very nice restaurant. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Everything is perfect. (Some things you can do at DeHoop: bike rides, sea and sun,... More 

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review Mario! We hope to welcome you back again soon! Regards Team De Hoop More 

Watlington, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stayed for five nights in an equipped cottage which was excellent but the 'road' to the reserve is quite long and taxing so, if self-catering, you do need to make sure you have everything you need for your stay as you can't pop out to the shops! Having said that, we tried breakfast, lunch and dinner in the restaurant... More 

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us and for writing this wonderful review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon! Best Regards Team De Hoop More 

Didcot, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Stayed for 2 nights at one of the 4 Campsite Rondawels at the Opstal. We did not understand the attraction of the outdoor showers before we went but after showering enjoying a beautiful sunset could see the attraction. The rondawels are fairly simple but provide everything you need with a great spot on the lake. The site offers a number... More 

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great feedback and thank you for visiting De Hoop. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Best Regards Team De Hoop More 

Ashford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This was our second visit to De Hoop Nature Reserve. We returned because we enjoyed the freedom to walk around the reserve and to see bontebok, eland, ostrich and cape mountain zebra . The bird life is wonderful and on this visit we saw blue crane. The beach with its sand dunes is also stunning. We stayed in a Vlei... More 

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review David. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you'll be back again for another visit soon. Best Regards Team De Hoop More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
17 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a lovely place in a National Reserve. They have a range of accommodation choices available. It starts oddly as they sign you past reception to a car park that then requires you to walk through the restaurant back to reception. They then try and sell you a pointless booklet and various guided activities. We were in an "equipped... More 

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We do make guests aware that we offer guided activities as this is one of the main reasons guests visit De Hoop. Braai grids are secured as we have pesky baboons, which you would've seen warning pamphlets for in your cottage. It is also rather unfortunate that you had inconsiderate 'neighbors' who left their outside... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stayed one night in the Opstal Vlei Suite, an enormous suite with a huge bathroom and large bedroom/sitting room. Very clean and beautifully decorated with a great view to the 'vlei'. The area is stunning with lots to do and see. Ideal for bird lovers, botanists and mountain bikers. The only two 'let downs' were: the wooden doors were... More 

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Maddie, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you weren't satisfied with the offerings of our restaurant, we will take your comments into consideration. We are however glad that you enjoyed the rest of your stay and hope that you'll return again soon. Best Regards Team De Hoop More 

Hermanus, South Africa
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90 reviews 90 reviews
23 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Everyone needs to get to De Hoop at some time. It's such a special place for so many reasons. The Nature Reserve is unique and offers some very different experiences. The Marine Walk (2 hours with a guide) was a highlight at low tide and is highly recommended. The accommodation varies from caravan sites to the very upmarket original Manor... More 

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Catherine, What a lovely review, thank you for visiting De Hoop. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you'll return again soon! Best Regards Team De Hoop More 

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