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Lekkerwater Beach Lodge at De Hoop

Lekkerwater Beach Lodge at De Hoop Reviews & Information

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Activities, Sports & Leisure

Fynbos Walks

With 34,000 hectares of land to explore and offers the largest conserved area of lowland fynbos in the Western Cape. With an approximate total of the nine-thousand species of indigenous plants found in the Cape floral region, the De Hoop Nature Reserve and its surrounds have an estimated 1 500 species.

Informative talks

A selection of talks given by experienced nature and marine specialists, please ask for further details on booking.

Land-based whale watching

The whale is the most famous creature associated with De Hoop, from July to November (and on occasions even early December), the southern-right whale migrates to these waters from Antarctica in their hundreds to thousands. The De Hoop Marine Protected Area, which is basically a game reserve in the sea where no fishing or marine exploitation of any form can take place, so look out for the dolphins and various marine creatures frolicking in the ocean. 

The positive news is the numbers of whales is rising and in 2018,  one-thousand and sixteen whales were spotted in the annual September aerial count, almost double the average number for the time of year. 

Tidal pools exploration

Explore the tidal pools close the lodge and see if you can spot the many different species that make these pools their home. 

Bird Watching

With over 250 species of birds recorded in the De Hoop Nature Reserve you will be sure to tick off several species on your list!

Potberg Mountains Cape Vulture Experience

Take a guided tour experience to the see the endangered Cape Vultures, with an hours hike up to the Vulture Deck and enjoy a picnic with awesome views.

Please speak to us on booking should you wish to book this experience. 



Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00

Available Rooms

Double / Twin Room

Each of the seven ensuite rooms at Lekkerwater Beach Lodge is positioned to maximize the views along six kilometers overlooking the pristine white sand fronted by floor-to-ceiling glass-windows to ensure you can enjoy the marine vista. An outside veranda provides the perfect spot to enjoy a sundowner.

The interior inspiration comes from the natural beauty of the reserve with earthy colours. A wood-burning stove takes is there to warm you on those wintery days.


Lekkerwater Beach Lodge at De Hoop offers an airport transfer service. To receive a quote or make an airport transfer booking, please click the button below.

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -34.470051

Longitude: 20.482541


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.
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.

Car Rental

A car rental service is available. To receive a quote or arrange car rental booking, please click the button below.

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star