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De Hoop Nature Reserve Cottages

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Longstreet, Bredasdorp 7280, South Africa
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The unspoilt pristine white beaches and absence of technology made this one of the best quality family holidays we have had for some time. Quiet tranquillity with luxurious accommodation and excellent food and service. Do not miss the marine walk - an absolute must!

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

Thank you so much for staying at De Hoop and for the fabulous feedback Ptolla! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards Team De Hoop More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rustic accommodation in a beautiful reserve! Our accommodation had a fireplace but we weren't told that we could purchase wood so we couldn't light it and it was a very cold and wet night! We were also not told that we had a fully equipped kitchen which we could have made use of instead of eating in the dining room... More 

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

Dear Lynne, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so sorry to hear that you did not know about the curio shop where we sell essentials like firewood etc. Also that you were not aware that you were booking a self catering cottage, however these details are all set out on our website and would have been happily... More 

great brak river RSA
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52 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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

Thank you very much for your great feedback Pierre, we shall review your suggestions. We are happy that you enjoyed the rest of your stay and hope you'll be back again soon. Kind Regards Team De Hoop More 

south africa
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

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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89 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 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
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 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
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 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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106 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 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 

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