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De Hoop Nature Reserve

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Bredasdorp 6740, South Africa
+27 21 422 4522
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Worth a visit, but plan ahead.

It's only accessible through a long stretch of dirt roads, so plan ahead when it comes to driving... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Georg A
Beyond all expectations

Incredibly beautiful beaches, whales, old buildings, dunes. Whales galore, close to the beach, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MarinaPearson
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
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Bredasdorp 6740, South Africa
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+27 21 422 4522
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Reviewed yesterday

It's only accessible through a long stretch of dirt roads, so plan ahead when it comes to driving and staying overnight. Fun place to drive around in. You can spot Ostriches, Kudu, Baboons, Elands, Boks, Zebras, Turtles,... in the main area and whales (in whale...More

Thank Georg A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredibly beautiful beaches, whales, old buildings, dunes. Whales galore, close to the beach, and many animals. Bontebok with very young calf. Fynbos just coming into bloom.

Thank MarinaPearson
De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Marina, Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed everything our beautiful reserve has to offer and we hope to welcome you back again soon! Best Regards Team De Hoop

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an entire day there. Gravel roads in the national park and excellent trails led to a fabulous coast strip. We saw like 10-12 whales. You definitely want to bring field glasses to watch. We have seen southern right wales breaching multiple times. Amazing!...More

Thank chrisweiss82
De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Chris, Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write this great review for us. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the show, the whales put on and hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards Team De...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful beyond words. Whales to view in abundance. Fynbos in full bloom. Photographic opportunities of restored historical cape buildings and nature at its best. We found the booking experience, the restaurant and the accommodation to be an outstanding experience in every way. Kind, hospitable...More

Thank cloudcisticola
De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting De Hoop and for your wonderful feedback! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we could help make the experience here a memorable one. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Best Wishes Team...More

Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

We had a great time here, much more than expected. We saw wonderful whales, best we have seen. There is lots of other things to do, lots of moutain bike routes, hiking, birding and just walking along this beautiful but if coastline. Kept us busy...More

Thank soeknog
De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and for visiting at De Hoop! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed all the activities we have on offer while staying with us and that the whales gave you a show. We hope to...More

Reviewed July 29, 2017

My husband and I just had the good fortune to spend two days at de Hoop and wish we had stayed longer. To start with the reserve is exquisite - a wonderful combination of fynbos and coastline, with both land and sea animals to enjoy....More

Thank 4Jones29
De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2017

Thank you for visiting and for the great feedback! It's great to hear that you enjoyed all the lovely outdoor activities the reserve has to offer! We are happy to have had a hand in making your experience at De Hoop a memorable one and...More

Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

We stayed at week with our young daughter and it was great. We saw bontebok, Eland and loads of ostriches. Bontebok was almost extinct and rebred from only 17 that was left. Roads in good condition and friendly staff. We will return.

Thank Houtkabouter
De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2017

We look forward to your return! Thank you for visiting and the great feedback! All the best Team De Hoop

Reviewed June 24, 2017

Excellent lodge, food and service. The sand dunes and the animals were amazing. Zebras, baboons, kudos, so cool.

Thank brodis01
De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2017

Thank you so much for visiting and the great feedback! We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards Team De Hoop

Reviewed May 25, 2017

We love camping but this was one of our favorite spots till date. the camping spot was stunning, private and clean. You are surrounded by bucks, baboons (there were not a nuisance at all), mice, birds and plenty more wildlife. It really felt like there...More

Thank Johanniev
De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2017

Dear Johannie, Thank you for your wonderful feedback and for visiting De Hoop! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit here and we do hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards Team De Hoop

Reviewed May 22, 2017

While we visited out of whale season there was still a lot to see and do. The vlei/lake has large numbers of flamingos pelicans and other water birds. Flowering proteas and fynbos made a lovely backdrop to all the animals we saw. The coast line...More

Thank Peter F
De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2017

Thank you for visiting and for the feedback Peter. We hpe to welcome you back again soon! Best Regards Team De Hoop

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