About Hopefield

Hopefield is situated on the Cape West Coast, in the Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Western Cape DestinationsHopefield, Cape West Coast

Despite the fact that Hopefield, when compared with nearby popular West Coast towns like Paternoster, Saldanha, Velddrif and St Helena Bay, tends to be something of a wallflower, it is fast earning its place on the calendars of those who know where to holiday.

Hopefield's claim to fame is that it is the oldest town on the West Coast. Not only does it lie in the heart of the Sandveld but it serves as the wheat and sheep farming centre of the region. It is also well known for its honey, not least because over 500 different species of fynbos grow here, and attract bees by the dozen. In 1853 Hopefield began its life on a farm called Langkuil, which lay on the Zoute River. The town still lies but 130 kilometres from Cape Town on the R45 and two of the original farms of the town are today national heritage sites.

Despite the town's commercial value - it serves as the commercial centre for Voorbaai, the area east of Saldanha Bay - there are guest farms and little cottages just outside town, on the banks of the Berg River that offer visitors place to stay and unwind, particularly during the wild flower season after the winter rains, usually around August, September.

Attractions include the archeological site on the farm Elandsfontein where fossil bones and human artifacts date back to the early Stone Age, the beautiful Hopefield Dutch Reformed Church built in 1879 (the organ still plays on Sundays) and examples of the Hartebeeshuisie or reed house, traditional homes of the area.

But it is the beauty of the Berg River, its accompanying vleis, cracked pans, big sky, veld, fynbos and old buildings that make the place so attractive. That and the fact that the sea is just down the road.

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Beautifull town with amazing flowers in season and friendly people. Planning to go back again this year for their Flower...

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