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De Hoop Collection - Melkkamer Homestead

Rated 5.0 in 1 Reviews

De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape
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The De Hoop Collection offers a range of accommodations, from cozy Self-Catering Cottages and Houses to opulent Luxury Suites and Majestic Manor Houses. The Melkkamer Homestead, a collection of stunning sandstone buildings dating back to the late 1800s, is located on the other side of the vlei, providing a remote and exclusive oasis. These historic units blend rustic charm with modern comforts, featuring gas-powered appliances, candlelight, and lanterns to create an enchanting ambiance. A generator is provided for the Melkkamer Manor House and Melkkamer Foremans Cottage, illuminating them at pre-determined times.

All three cottages are fully equipped for self-catering, allowing guests to embark on a culinary adventure. Alternatively, guests can indulge in a delightful dining experience at The Fig Tree Restaurant located at the Opstal, with advance booking being essential. For those who prefer self-catering, it is recommended to ensure ample supplies as the nearest towns are an hour's drive away.

De Hoop stands out among other reserves by offering an exceptional outdoor experience. With its breathtaking coastline, majestic sand dunes, vibrant vlei, and an impressive array of rare fynbos plants, it is a nature lover's paradise. Guests can witness diverse antelope roaming freely, while the Potberg Mountains serve as a haven for a thriving colony of endangered Cape vultures, captivating birdwatchers from around the world.

Avid hikers and cyclists can embark on adventures with close encounters with bontebok, Cape mountain zebras, eland, and baboons. Guests can choose from a variety of activities such as scenic day walks, exhilarating mountain biking excursions on gravel roads, and captivating game drives. They can also indulge in lazy beach days or go snorkeling in the enchanting turquoise rock pools.

The Melkkamer Homestead offers an escape to the tranquility of a bygone era, allowing guests to revel in the serenity of peace, beauty, and history. The Shed is a newly renovated wedding venue with spectacular views of the vlei, accommodating up to 120 guests and suitable for all special occasions. SPA @ De Hoop provides a relaxed state of mind, enabling clarity of thought and enhancing beauty with pedicures, manicures, facials, and a wide range of massages.

The Melkkamer Foremans Cottage is a charming accommodation tucked away among the milkwood trees, a short walk from the vlei and the Melkkamer Manor House. It features three bedrooms, an open-plan sitting room with a dining room and fully equipped kitchen, a fireplace, an outside shower, and a barbecue area. The house has no electricity, and a generator is switched on at pre-determined times.

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