Please ensure that you arrive at the Lekkerwater car park at around 14h00. As a rough guide
(depending on drive times) it will take you an hour and 30 minutes from Swellendam to the car park
within De Hoop. Please add on times for any additional stops i.e. re-fueling etc
Drive west on the N2 to Swellendam and Cape Town.
The N2 skirts to the south of Swellendam with two access roads into the town off to the right/
About 8km after the R60 turnoff to Swellendam, there is a turn-off to the left saying Infanta and
Malagas – do not take this turn off, but continue for a further 3.3km until the next dirt road turn-
off where you will turn left. It is NOT signposted but is just past the Kluitjieskraal sign. There is a
large farm building on your right and signposted from the opposite direction.
Drive on the dirt road for 31km.
At the T-junction turn left and follow Whale Trail signs for 11.7km.
IGNORE THE TURNOFF & SIGN TO MORUKURU AND THE DE HOOP COLLECTION.
KEEP DRIVING STRAIGHT.
As you arrive at the Potberg entrance gate to the reserve - you will see a large De Hoop/ Cape Nature Sign.
A further 800m ahead on your left, you will see a small wooden hut where you will be asked to sign into De Hoop and pay the entrance fee (currently R50 per person).
Always stay on the main track, following Lekkerwater signs. A further 400m ahead there will be a small swing gate.
Open the gate, drive in, and ensure the gate is closed again.
There is one more small gate between you and your destination but the second gate is usually open.
Keep driving on the main gravel road for another 14.6km from the main De Hoop Nature
You should see the reserve sign at the main entrance to De Hoop, you see a sign and a turning for Lekkerwater on your right.
Ignore that and drive another 250m and you will arrive at signs for Lekkerwater Beach Lodge Car Park on your left-hand side.
Follow those tracks off to the left and you will be able to park your car under shady trees, where you will be met and then driven 6km to the lodge in Lekkerwater’s vehicles.
If you are uncertain or lost, please call Lekkerwater on 021 007 5589.
Please note that De Hoop's entry gate closes at 16h00 sharp, therefore you need to ensure you are through the gate by this time.