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De Hoop Nature Reserve

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Bredasdorp 6740, South Africa
+27 21 422 4522
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Beautiful Place marred by poor welcome

This is a gorgeous place to stay overnight and watch the whales, bontebok and birds. The views are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
africanman_840
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Nairobi, Kenya
Phantastic nature experience and whale watch, yet a bit pricey

So we stayed there for one night, at the Dassie suite. What would have been helpful to know... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Auxopsen
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Landsberg am Lech, Germany
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
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“sand dunes” (22 reviews)
“nature reserve” (19 reviews)
“rock pools” (13 reviews)
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Bredasdorp 6740, South Africa
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+27 21 422 4522
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank africanman_840
Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Thank Auxopsen
De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded today

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 3 weeks ago

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 _3_2_5_G_A_3_2_5_
De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 5 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 3 weeks 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 6 September 2017 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 3 weeks 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 21 August 2017

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 25 August 2017

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 4 August 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 18 August 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 29 July 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 11 August 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 5 July 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 7 July 2017

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

Reviewed 24 June 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 30 June 2017

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

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