"We stayed in the Equipped Opstal cottages. It is a bit of a tight squeeze. However, we came not to sit in our cottage but to experience and experience we did. Having coffee while ostriches, eland, zebras, etc walk by just feet from you, tick. Watching a vulture colony come alive, tick. Seeing an oct..."more
"Nice calm place to stay"
"Excellent whalewatching. Very helpful people at the reception. Great place!"
"On our second visit to De Hoop nature reserve we once again stayed at the small encampment there. Since our last visit in 2004 there has been much improvement to the accommodation. Fo those who want an 'away from it all' experience, this is perfect. Both the park and beach areas are spectacular a..."more
"We stayed for 2 nights in a Rondavel. It was a great experience. We participated on bird excursion early in the morning and stars viewing in the night. Good dinner and breakfast in the restaurant and nearby a lot of animals to encounter as zebras, bonteboks ...."
"Beautiful place to relax"
"We stayed in a Rondavel with shared facilities which was great but only on a cold wet windy day, the outside shower previously amazing was not so any more brrr! Our description stated self catering but was only a kettle, toaster and braai so our shopping was futile. However the restaurant is very go..."more
"Excellent venue, service, and accomodation. "
"What a beautiful and well-run place"
"What a wonderful time we had. A must for all birdwatchers.
Lourens and Marina Erasmus"
"We had such a great stay at De Hoop. The accommodation was very clean and comfortable. Seeing the many animals was a wonderful surprise and the scenery spectacular!"
"De Hoop is special - perhaps it is the remoteness, perhaps it is the location; or perhaps it is simply the people. The staff at the De Hoop Collection are amazing in their hospitality - be it at the shop, the various guided activities, the bar or the restaurant. They are helpful, knowledgable and fr..."more
"The De Hoop nature reserve is really beautiful (Whale watching from the shore) and definitively worth visiting. For accomodation there is no real alternative than De Hoop Collection. We were a little disappointed since we booked an Opstal Vlei Cottage, but were asigned an Equipped Cottage upon arriv..."more
"A lovely stay again .Your Fynbos is looking fantastic after all your rains.I look forward to my next visit.Jacky"
"good accomodation, clean, nice reserve, beach, dunes, river, it has all, i hope i will go back again one day"
"We booked a vlei cottage but when we arrived were told that there had been a mix up and we were put into a village cottage instead with free breakfast.
As birdwatchers, we particularly booked the vlei cottage and would not have booked in the village so free breakfasts were not really compensa..."
"First class stay and meals, very clean and excellent guide Pinky. Lots to see like whales, eland bontebok, birds and other fauna and flora."
"I really enjoyed unwinding at De Hoop. The scenery was wonderful and everything was peaceful. Staff at the restaurant were very friendly and helpful. As a single traveller I really enjoyed my time there."
"We really enjoyed every moment of our stay. The accommodation was beautiful, clean and fresh. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful. Location was absolutely breathtaking. Restaurant food was delicious. Highly recommended."
"Great nature, excellent food and service."
"We enjoyed the beautiful rondavel with a lovely view of the river and koppie. To see the river and the baboons while showering was quite a treat! All-in-all, a nice experience."
"Loved the dunes, beautiful rock pools and abundant bird life. Koppie Alleen looks like a great place to stay.
We stayed in the Opstal's equipped cottages and my six- and four-year old had a ball."
"We enjoyed our stay. The baboons were a bit scary, the weather was great. The first night was awesome, as we had the privilege to stay in one of the guest houses. The walks we took was awesome, as we walked each morning and each night after we had eaten. The animals we saw was a great experience for..."more
"We stayed in one of five rondavels in the De Hoop National Park and loved it! The park is so peaceful, you see zebras, bontebok etc. You can make coffee/tea or a braai in front of the rondavel. The De Hoop Collection also has a nice restaurant. The dunes at the beachfront were wonderful and unforget..."more
"Beautiful surroundings, enjoyed riding bicycles and seeing animals, great beach at Koppie Alleen- pity about the blue bottles. Will definitely be visiting again."
"A great place. Our first visit and certainly not our last."
"We loved our little rondavel overlooking the vlei and would choose it again but we did feel it was rather expensive for accommodation with shared toilets and outdoor showers."
"My stay in de Hoop will stay in my memory. There I found a magic beauty and energy, found a rare peace surrounded by nature and animals, met welcoming and impassioned people (the cook and the guide who took us through nature). My rondavel was my perfect little home for the three days looking onto to..."more
"We spent two nights at the Vlei Cottages and had such a relaxing time. The reserve is so beautifully laid out with cottages situated very close to the vlei. The restaurant service was excellent and I have to rave about the cappuccinos. It is a fantastic place to chill out from a busy lifestyle. ..."more
"Pleasant, comfortable stay but a bit expensive considering quality of equipment, facilities and finishes in the cottages. Good menu and food at restaurant. Restaurant staff were also very accommodating about providing children with 'kiddies fare' which was not on the dinner menu. "
"De Hoop is a gem and I was delighted with the standard of the rondavels where I stayed for four nights, and especially with the high quality of the food, wines and decor of the Fig Tree Restaurant.
The weather was challenging much of the time, with high winds, cool temperatures and some cloud..."
"The cottages were perfect. Staff were excellent. The service was really good. I would definitely revisit this resort again. A totally wonderful atmosphere with a magnificent surrounding. "
"The house was lovely, setting was nice and the bedrooms was nicely equipped. Staff was helpful, friendly and interacted with my boys very well. The place was clean and well kept. We had a great time and were well looked after."
"The place is so stunning, I had a lovely stay at De Hoop Collection Nature Reserve and would definitely go back again."
"Our stay was really wonderful, it’s such a beautiful place, and it’s nice and clean, and very well put together. Everything was so perfect and the people were so friendly, I would go back anytime."
"From arrival on Thursday evening I was warmly welcomed by the owner and staff of the establishment, my stay throughout the weekend was very pleasant. We would recommend this establishment to others."
"We had a really great stay in the beautiful De Hoop Collection Nature Reserve. Recommended."