This surpassed all expectations, in the middle of the fabulous fynbos with an incredible lake for bird-watching and great views.
The self-catering rooms are great, we made one meal, saving a bit of money and then ate in their restaurant one night. We had a good meal next to a log fire and lots of delicious wine and great prices.
One great treat was a bird-watching tour at 6am, difficult to get up that early but so worth it. We saw the otters on the lake and fish-eagles and our guide was so knowledgeable. We learnt loads and it was v cheap, free if you stayed for two nights.
The highlight was sitting on the glorious beach and watching whales swim by and leaping out of the water so close. Anyone into photography would have a field day.
People were very friendly and helpful too, but you need to bring your own food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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, with world class whale watching in season. 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. Accommodation ranges from neat campsites to luxury suites. Onsite restaurant open daily, and day visitors welcome. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- De Hoop Nature Reserve Cottages Hotel Bredasdorp