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De Hoop Nature Reserve

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Address: Bredasdorp 6740, South Africa
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Pleny animals and Birds

There were plenty animals to look at and many, many birds. The roads were confusing and the map was not that clear. Still extremely enjoyable.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jenny W
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
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165 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were plenty animals to look at and many, many birds. The roads were confusing and the map was not that clear. Still extremely enjoyable.

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Thank Jenny W
De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Jenny, Thank you for visiting and for your great feedback. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best Regards Team De Hoop More 

Stilbaai, South Africa
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60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

If you're going on a day drive into this park be prepared to take hats, sunblock, good walking shoes, your bathers etc. and refreshments. First drive to the Opstal area if you want to eat at the restaurant or go to the toilets and reception/gift shop and view the river etc. then drive down to the coast. We saw lots... More 

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Thank Maria V
De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Maria, Thank you for visiting De Hoop and for your feedback. Please bear in mind that De Hoop is a nature reserve (with free roaming wildlife and rough terrain) with throughfare to De Mond and Melkkamer, these areas are accessable to reserve staff which is why there are signs. If you were asked to turn around at these areas,... More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Very comfortable accommodation in a beautiful nature park with wild animals around. Spectacular sand-dunes nearby, well worth the trip on a dirt road. Excellent meal in the restaurant.

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to give us your great feedback John. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best Regards Team De Hoop More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The De Hoop Nature Reserve with its stunning coast line is always worth a visit. 10 years ago you took your kids, a spate and a bucket and enjoyed an unspoilt wilderness. Not nowadays, unfortunately. Our beach walk was transformed to an unintended but necessary beach clean-up. Within two hours we collected three bags filled with plastic and polystyrene products,... More 

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De Hoop C, Owner at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Kristin D, Thank you for visiting and the feedback. Cape Nature do regular coastal clean ups but the polution of the greater oceans by international shipping lines poses ongoing challenges....especially from Chinese and Asian countries polluting our oceans.. The entire South African coastine has this challenge! More 

Langebaan, South Africa
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We are living in coastal town, but this beach / shoreline is nature at its most beautiful. Drive to Koppie Alleen and walk about 300-400m. Then go left towards rocky shore whee you can see oystercathers, swim, tan or just enjoy the view. On the way back go towards and over the white dunes, and the vista takes your breath... More 

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the visit and your great feedback. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Best Regards Team De Hoop More 

sinajana Guam
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We stayed 2 days at this Nature Reserve. While access is via 35 km of dirt road, it is definitely worth the trouble. We stayed at an equipped cottage. While using the braai, we were visited by a family of ostriches. Numerous other animals roamed nearby, such as bontebok and eland. The "adult' swimming pool had gorgeous views of the... More 

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Mitch, Thank you so much for staying at De Hoop and for taking the time to write this great review for us. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best Regards Team De Hoop More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We did stay at the accommodation here for one night (I'm glad we did) but that wasn't the star of the attraction. This is a lonely place to visit, but full of many animal. Goodness there are almost no any people. We appreciate the good walk to the various places. We will return in SA winter (our summer) to do... More 

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write this great review for us. We are pleased to hear your enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards Team De Hoop More 

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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

What an experience!! The Whale Trail tried and tested my mental and physical strength but did so in some of the most beautiful scenery known to man! 60 odd km's travelled over 5 days with a group of amazing friends made for a wonderful holiday that was out of the ordinary!

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Donna-Leigh, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your whale trail experience here at De Hoop and we hope to welcome you back again soon! Best Regards Team De Hoop More 

Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt, France
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208 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Arriving shaken but not stirred after the 30k off road drive we were warmly welcomed by the front of house team ( including the knowledgeable sommelier) , our equipped cottage Bontebok,was clean and comfortable with nice white bedding. It maybe lacks a more comfortable lounge seating area inside as there is a large kitchen/ dining table dominating the room but... More 

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great feedback! We are very pleased to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to help make your experience at De Hoop a memorable one. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards Team De Hoop More 

Cologne, Germany
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We can recommend to visit De Hoop and hike along the whale trip. It is a nice but easy hike along the ocean.

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to write this review for us. We hope you'll visit again soon. Best Regards Team De Hoop More 

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