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.
Accommodation is varied and ranges from comfortable self-catering cottages and houses to luxury suites. The Fig Tree Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and boasts an impressive wine collection in the walk-in cellar – a converted silo. Other facilities include two swimming pools and a tennis court.