VISIT

MALGAS & INFANTA

Koppie Alleen

DAY VISIT - DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE

De Hoop Nature Reserve and Marine Protected Area is one of CapeNature’s flagship nature reserves, probably most commonly known for its enormous Southern Right Whale migratory calving population.  

 

Few other reserves offer as complete an outdoor experience as De Hoop – sea, sand dunes, the vlei, a floral sensation of rare fynbos plants, diverse antelope and the Potberg Mountains. Birders observe wading birds on the shores of the vlei while the Potberg Mountains are home to a colony of endangered Cape vultures. Hikers and cyclists have close-up encounters with bontebok, Cape mountain zebra, eland, baboons and ostrich. Activities are diverse and guests choose between various day walks through the rich fynbos plains or along the deserted coastline, or mountain biking along the many gravel roads or scenic game drives.

 

This reserve is managed through a partnership between CapeNature and De Hoop Collection, where De Hoop Collection takes charge of most tourist activities and accommodation.
 
At Koppie Alleen you can relax on the beach, explore the coast line and caves, view whales in season (winter months) or snorkel in the many turquoise rock pools. Because this is a Marine Protected area, the pools are full of life. Day visitors are welcome, and the restaurant open daily.

 

Other Activities at De Hoop (enquire at reception):

1) Guided Bird Walk

2) Guided Marine Walk

3) Eco Boat Cruise

4) Vulture Experience

5) Spa Treatments
 

WHEN IS THE RESERVE OPEN: 

07:00 - 18:00
(Fridays 7:00 - 19:00)
WEATHER FORECAST: 
Hot Summers and Cold Winters
Most rain: March, October and November

DO NOT FORGET:

Sunscreen and Hat
Picnic basket
Water
Towls
Beach Umbrella
Snorkel, Mountain Bike

CONSERVATION FEE:

Adults = R40

Kids = R20

Wildcard = Free

    

HOW DO I GET THERE?

Drive 54km from Swellendam to De Hoop Main Gate

Drive 15km to Koppie Alleen

Park and walk 600m to beach

Swellendam to Beach Map

FOOD IN THE RESERVE:

In season Koppie Alleen has a food trailer, but rather pack your own picnic basket just in case they are not open. De Hoop has a great restaurant at Die Opstal.

MUNICIPALITY

  

​Phone: + 27 (0) 28 514 8500


Fax: + 27 (0) 28 514 2694


Website: www.swellenmun.co.za

Located: 49 Voortrek St, Swellendam

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