Families, honeymooners and lovers of nature will find this Overberg accommodation is an ideal retreat.
At this Garden Route Nature Reserve visitors can simply camp or choose from a wide variety of attractive holiday homes and beautiful 5-star luxury lodges. There is something for everyone at De Hoop. All the accommodation is of a high standard.
This Overberg accommodation is affordable and stylish. Different options and settings to suit families with children and those looking for secluded luxury are available. The pristine surroundings are perfect for learning about nature and the environment. Accommodation options at De Hoop Nature Reserve include:
Campsite Rondawels at the Opstal
The attractive Rondavels (thatched roundhouses) have a lovely position on the vlei and some self-catering equipment (e.g. kettle, toaster). The attractive Rondavels (thatched roundhouses) have a lovely position on the vlei and some self-catering equipment (e.g. kettle, toaster). The 5 Rondawels overlook a protected part of the vlei with plenty of birdlife. The Rondawels consist of twin beds which can be made to double on request, bedside table, bathroom basin, cupboard, kettle, bar fridge, some basic cutlery and crockery, toaster, braai and outdoor dining area, communal bathrooms, showers and kitchen at the campsite. Guests are advised to bring their own pots.
Campsites and Caravanning at the Opstal
There are 10 well spaced campsites and 5 caravan sites (not electrified). Guests share communal bathrooms, showers and kitchens. There is a lovely area for picnicking and each site has its own barbeque area.
De Hoop Village at the Opstal
There are 9 lovely cottages in the fisherman, whitewash-walled style, with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in each. They are well appointed and self-contained with linen and towels and little extras provided.
Equipped Cottages at the Opstal
These self-catering cottages each have a name, 6 have 2 bedrooms and 1 has 3 bedrooms, all have 1 bathroom. They are well appointed and self-contained with linen and towels and little extras provided.
Opstal Vlei Cottages
Hoopoe, Pelican and Fish Eagle cottages each have 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom and overlook the vlei. They are well appointed and self-contained with linen and towels and little extras provided.
There is a stunning view from these rondawels located on a cliff overlooking the vlei. There are x2 rondawels comprising of one room with four beds – perfect for a family of four. Facilities include a shared kitchen and a separate ablution block. Guests can braai and sit around the fire at the boma area.
Melkkamer Foreman’s Cottage
This lovely, self-contained stone and thatch cottage is set among Milkwood trees and a short walk from the vlei and Melkkamer Manor House. Visitors can self-cater or arrange meals at the Melkkamer Manor House. The cottage has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Gas appliances are provided but no electricity - perfect for fireside and lantern lit evenings inside and out.
Melkkamer Vlei Cottage
Located in a unique wetland setting across the vlei from the Opstal area, this charming cottage has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It is well equipped and has gas appliances, but no electricity – ideal for fireside and lantern lit evenings inside and out. Visitors can self-cater or arrange to have their meals at the Melkkamer Manor House.
Melkkamer Manor House
Comprises of four beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms. All meals are included and prepared in the kitchen by a private chef. Melkkamer Manor House offers 5-star service and luxury and is perfect for discerning guests looking for sole-use villa accommodation.
These 3 houses are set amongst Milkwood trees behind the Opstal Manor House, slightly away from the general area. All the cottages are well appointed and self contained. They have 3 spacious bedrooms and 1 bathroom.
Opstal Manor House
The Manor House accommodates 6 people in 3 en-suite rooms; the Shearing Studio and Stable Suite each have 1 en-suite room. All suites are luxurious and fully catered. The Fig Tree Restaurant and deli offers meals all day, teas and coffees, picnic baskets and prepared meals delivered to the accommodation.