About De Hoop Collection
De Hoop Nature Reserve is a World Heritage Site and offers the finest whale viewing in Southern Africa. The Marine Protected Area, which extends five kilometres out to sea, is one of the largest marine protected areas in Africa, providing a sanctuary for a vast array of marine life.
The De Hoop Collection offers a wide range of accommodation. From affordable self-catering chalets and cottages to five-star fully catered lodges. Crisp linen and towels provided.
Melkkamer Manor House:
The majestic gabled Melkkamer Manor House has been beautifully renovated and its four en-suite bedrooms offer fully catered five-star luxury and service.
Melkkamer Foreman’s Cottage:
Melkkamer Foreman's Cottage is a charming private sandstone cottage hidden amongst rambling milkwood trees. It is within walking distance of the vlei and the Melkkamer Manor House.
Melkkamer Vlei Cottage:
Melkkamer Vlei Cottage is a sandstone house dating back to 1872. This quaint cottage overlooks the largest wetland on the southern Cape coast.
These three spacious houses are set among the milkwoods close to the vlei. They all have three spacious bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms and special outside braai area.
Opstal Manor House / Suites:
The Opstal area forms the heart of the De Hoop Collection and offers a range of accommodation situated amidst the splendour of rich fynbos plains and close to the central office, Fig Tree Restaurant and shop.
Equipped Cottages at the Opstal:
These cottages are all fully equipped for self-catering stays. They all have well appointed kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms with crisp linen and towels.
De Hoop Village at the Opstal:
In the heart of the De Hoop Nature Reserve and surrounded by rich wildlife and fynbos is De Hoop Village – three bedroom stylish chalets in the De Hoop portfolio.
The thatched Opstal Vlei Cottages are two-bedroomed cottages with fireplaces overlooking the wetland.
Campsite Rondawels at the Opstal:
The Campsite Rondawels at the Opstal are a comfortable and affordable accommodation option for couples or family holidays. Camping and caravan sites are also available.
This beach front house was State President FJ De Klerk’s “Camp David”. No neighbours, absolutely stunning accommodation for groups of friends.
Experience & Explore
Interpretative walks through the fynbos to the rock pools and guided bird walks are just some of the activities available, as well as whale watching and game viewing. The magnificent night skies lend themselves to star and constellation identification.
Four mountain bike trails traverse the reserve allowing one to experience the full biodiversity of De Hoop. The recently introduced walking trail needs to be booked in advance and covers a similar coastline to the well established ‘Whale Trail.’