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De Hoop Nature Reserve Cottages

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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Watlington, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
22 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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 

Scarborough
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136 reviews 136 reviews
61 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We stayed in one room of the old manor house. No-one else had booked the other rooms in the house. We were upgraded from the twin bed room to one of the larger rooms with the queen bed. This was fortunate because the small room would have been extremely tight for us, the furniture AND our luggage. We felt that... 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 feedback, we will take your comments into consideration. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards Team De Hoop More 

Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stayed here over Christmas, aiming to escape the madding crowd in other coastal destinations. Blue Crane cottage was well appointed and comfortable with three bedrooms and shared bathroom and toilet. There is a lovely braai area under a huge, old milkwood tree. There was not much of a view, though we enjoyed being able to see antelope and zebra... More 

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

Thank you so much for visiting De Hoop and for your great review! We hope to welcome you back again soon! Best Regards Team De Hoop More 

malta
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We spent a relaxing three days in this quiet, beautiful place. The food in the restaurant was surprisingly good for such an out-of-the-way place. The staff were a delight, friendly, smiling and helpful. A small maintenance problem in our cottage was fixed immediately. The variety of wild birds and the ease of viewing gave us pleasure and we recommend the... More 

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

Dear gurujay, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll return again soon. Please note that there are various guided activities offered at De Hoop, info available on our website as well as reception. Best Regards Team De Hoop More 

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