#CoolSpaces | De Hoop’s Christmas in July! #DeHoopGetaway

Come and join in a not-to-be-missed opportunity for the whole family – Christmas in July at De Hoop.

Xmas in July

De Hoop Nature Reserve, a World Heritage Site, is situated just three hours’ drive from Cape Town on the world renowned Garden and Whale routes in the Overberg region near the southern tip of Africa. It is the perfect family getaway and offers self-catering cottages and private lodge accommodation.

Enjoy fabulous whale-watching, hiking, birding, eco boat cruises, mountain biking, tennis and stargazing; and in July experience some early Christmas magic with entertainment duo Emile Minnie and Hanmari Pretorius … plus a visit from Father Christmas, at De Hoop Collection’s annual “Christmas in July”!

From 14 to 16 July enjoy a festive weekend of Christmas merriment and good cheer, crammed with biscuit and chocolate-making for kiddies, a visit from Father Christmas with gifts and delicious tea and cake for all, the kiddie’s dinner on Saturday evening, followed by a guided night walk (with a guide), Star stories and smores and a movie; Chocolate-making workshops for adults with renowned chocolatier, Richard von Geusau and entertainment on Saturday evening with a musical show by Emile Minnie and Hanmari Pretorius, followed by a traditional Christmas dinner in the cosy Shed.

Minnie and Pretorius, a highly sought after entertainment duo, have performed together since 2015 and their mix of jazz standards, golden oldies, country and French love songs always delight. Pretorius’ sultry alto combines with Minnie’s captivating baritone to bring exquisite harmonies to the well known Christmas carols, Silent Night, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Little Drummer Boy and I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas. Their musical versatility allows them to switch seamlessly between vocals, piano and clarinet.

Whatever you choose to experience – making chocolate, meeting Father Christmas, walking around the reserve, going on guided birding walks, listening to the magnificent voices of Emilie and Hanmari, boating on the vlei or enjoying the scrummy food, you are assured of enjoying a first-rate Christmas at De Hoop – in July!

As numbers may be limited for certain activities it is advised to pre-book to avoid disappointment*


Winter Special rates apply*

…but wait – there’s more…book for the July school holidays and take advantage of a De Hoop Village unit (sleeps 6) for only R1 500 per night (Usual price R 4590); fun day activities for the whole family – bird walks, marine walks exploring the rock pools and evening activities  – “Star Stories and Smores”, exploring the De Hoop Sky, Stalk the lantern; and you can even bring your own bikes to ride among the bontebok and eland and parents can book a relaxing  spa treatment and experience Spa @ De Hoop’s new range of Elemis products.

Phone 021-422 4522 or email res@dehoopcollection.co.za



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When taking pics at De Hoop please use these hashtags – #dehoopcollection #dehoopgetaway


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