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De Hoop Nature Reserve

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Bredasdorp 6740, South Africa
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Excellent reserve

We visited De Hoop on November 3rd this year. The last nearly 40 kilometres is unmade up road but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
barrymack2016
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Hurstpierpoint, United Kingdom
Fantastic Experience

We were recommended to take a day trip to this nature reserve and it was the first of such for us... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
B T
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“sand dunes” (22 reviews)
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Bredasdorp 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited De Hoop on November 3rd this year. The last nearly 40 kilometres is unmade up road but passable if a little rough for an ordinary car. However, it was worth it. As soon as we entered the reserve we started seeing bontebok, eland,...More

Thank barrymack2016
De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Barry, Thank you so much for visiting De Hoop and for the great feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards Team De Hoop

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to take a day trip to this nature reserve and it was the first of such for us in our South African holiday. We were taken aback by the raw and majestic scenery of the whale trail although it was a tad...More

Thank B T
De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write this lovely review for us. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards Team De Hoop

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

De Hoop is a fantastic place to visit. We were staying in Swellendam and drove down over the dirt roads for a day trip. We ate at the restaurant which was charming, and then headed further on to the dune for whale spotting. Along the...More

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your visit and great feedback! We are pleased that you enjoyed a meal at our restaurant and the whale watching, they are just such magnificent animals. We hope you'll be back for another visit soon, perhaps staying a few nights...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the second time we'd been to De Hoop and stayed in the Opstal cottages or houses.The self catering units are very comfortable and the Opstal House was fairly private with a lovely braai area.Hiking along the lagoon edge or elsewhere is safe and...More

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Steve, Thank you for returning to De Hoop! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your return visit and that we were able to help make the experience a memorable one. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards Team...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Fabulous dunes, sandy/rocky beaches, wide savannah, variety of animals roaming park. We spent the morning watching whales bask in the bay and dolphins playing. Quite remote. No services in Park except "De Hoop collection".

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for the feedback and visit Fiona. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards Team De Hoop

Reviewed 17 October 2017

A day visit from Hermanus and after miles of shale road from Bredasdorp we finally hit the track to the entrance. 40kph speed limit - shame some of the local minibus drivers think it doesn't apply to them, overtaking at double the speed ! -...More

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to write this review for us. We agree that it is sad when road users do not comply with the rules of the road. The map provided by Cape Nature is really not needed as...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is a gorgeous place to stay overnight and watch the whales, bontebok and birds. The views are simply lovely. There is also a wide range of activities available. My major complaint is that when I arrived at about 8;30 in the evening there was...More

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thank you for choosing to stay at De Hoop. As we are situated in a Provincial nature reserve the gates close at 18h00. Management made special arrangements to accommodate a late arrival and secondly to provide a meal in the restaurant. A reminder of the...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

So we stayed there for one night, at the Dassie suite. What would have been helpful to know beforehand: there are about 60-80km of gravel roads before you even enter the nature reserve. Once you have entered the reserve the streets got even worse!! Everywhere...More

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Dear Auxopsen, Thank you for visiting and your feedback, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience with us, seeing the whales, visiting our restaurant and staying in our cottages. We do hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards Team...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

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

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Dear Georg, Thank you for visiting De Hoop and for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience in the reserve and that you were able to see many of the animals. Please note that we have various accommodation options available...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

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.

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

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

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