MAP
The Safari Experts
/34
Images
  • arrival
  • opstal village cottage
  • main lodge
  • vehicle safari
  • beach
  • nature walks
  • quad biking
  • motorboat safari
  • evening
Opstal Village
7.0
Rating
30
USD
Rotate phone to view
34
full screen images

Opstal Village

...

... is located in the De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Whale Coast area of the Western Cape in South Africa.

De Hoop is a wonderful 340 square kilometre coastal reserve, lying some 250km east of Cape Town, is the wilderness highlight of this part of the coast. It is comprised mainly of rare fynbos vegetation, with its myriad of 1500 rare and endemic plant species. There are also 86 mammal species including bonteboks and cape mountain zebras, plus 260 bird species. It is also the most aesthetically pleasing location from which to view whales from the shore July to October, although from a greater distance than other locations.

At the heart of the reserve is an old farmstead known as De Opstal, situated some 7km inland from the coast and overlooking a large lagoon. There are lots of accommodation options here, with cottages of various specifications, plus camp grounds. Other facilities include a restaurant, bar, shop, pool and tennis court.

Opstal Village are 600m southeast of the central farmstead and comprise nine 3-bedroom self-catering cottages, forming part of a large staff village. Not so attractive as some of the other options round about and priced accordingly.

Activities on the De Hoop Nature Reserve include gentle vehicle safari, sand-boarding, cave tours, snorkelling, mountain-biking, quad-biking, coastal hiking and whale-watching (generally from Jun/Nov) At De Opstal there is the main restaurant, a tennis court, two swimming pools, a gym and a small spa.
Seasonal Lodge Rating
Jan 7.0
Feb 7.0
Mar 6.5
Apr 6.0
May 5.5
Jun 5.5
Jul 6.0
Aug 6.0
Sep 6.5
Oct 7.0
Nov 7.0
Dec 7.0
Your Trip
Get in touch with us now and we will get right back to you
with a set of individually tailor-made sample trips
From there it should be easy
to fine tune to your perfect african adventure
Trip Search
All the trips we have ever built are here for you to browse
Select a location or experience and a price range to get started
Related Lodges
Jay Hanson
Jay Hanson, Senior Safari Consultant
There's no time too soon
to get in touch,
please don't feel that you have to
have everything all lined up
before giving us a call.