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. Birders observe wading birds on the shores of the vlei while the Potberg Mountains are home to a colony of endangered Cape vultures. Hikers and cyclists have close-up encounters with bontebok, Cape mountain zebra, eland, baboons and ostrich. 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 or scenic game drives. Lazing on the beach and snorkeling in the many turquoise rock pools is simply another way to pass a rewarding day. Day visitors welcome, and The Fig Tree Restaurant is open daily.
**Press Release: De Hoop fully operational after fire**
The De Hoop Nature Reserve is well-known as a magnificent destination for nature lovers as it offers marine coastline as well as the Potberg Mountains. The Opstal area is a central base from which to explore the reserve, but unfortunately, over the last weekend a fire broke out which affected the dining room and lounge area quite badly. Excellent team work from staff and fire fighters contained the fire and contingency plans were set in motion in order to ensure that guests would not be inconvenienced.
Temporary facilities have been set up at the Cloete Room so that guests don’t have to leave the area to dine or relax at leisure. So it’s all systems go at De Hoop, with daily activities resuming, especially with whale watching in the bay.
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De Hoop Collection is a wonderful place to have a memorable and relaxed wedding, birthday celebration, or family reunion with your nearest and dearest. Nestled within the De Hoop Nature Reserve, we can accommodate around 160 guests at De Hoop Collection in various types of accommodation with a range of affordability and luxury.
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