The rustic farm-style setting of Die Houthoop is ideal for visitors to Namaqualand who would like to experience true Namaqualand hospitality. Die Houthoop welcomes nature lovers who would like to see Namaqualand in all its splendor. The flower season starts from June to October when winter rains have converted the veldt to a green “winter wonderland”. We have a quaint chapel on the farm which for any christening or wedding services. Informal walking trails are safe. You might see the “meerkat” or suricate, a small mammal while walking. Plants can be identified and for the inquisitive person, there is a world on insect life. The cold Atlantic Ocean, dramatic West Coast and seasonal endemic wild flowers create an unique West Coast atmosphere. This is reflected at the Houthoop Guest farm. We invite you to our home where you can enjoy our hospitality and well-cooked homely meals, while relaxing in our rustic Namaqualand environment – a 100% big sky country.

 

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DIE HOUTHOOP

The rustic farm-style setting of Die Houthoop is ideal for visitors to Namaqualand who would like to experience true Namaqualand hospitality.

 

Die Houthoop welcomes nature lovers who would like to see Namaqualand in all its splendor. The flower season starts from June to October when winter rains have converted the veldt to a green “winter wonderland”.

 

Quaint chapel on the farm which is available for  christening or wedding services.

 

Informal walking trails are safe. You might see the “meerkat” or suricate, a "small mammal" while walking. There is a variety of plant life to enjoy on your walks and for the inquisitive person there is a world of insects, all the contributing to the unique ecosystem of the flower-utopia.

 

The cold Atlantic Ocean, dramatic West Coast and seasonal endemic wild flowers create an unique West Coast atmosphere. This is reflected at the Houthoop Guest farm. We invite you to our home where you can enjoy our hospitality and well-cooked homely meals, while relaxing in our rustic Namaqualand environment – a 100% big sky country.

 

Please feel free to view our Gallery and get an idea of the beauty that surrounds us.

 

 

 

 

Activities include: swimming pool, 4x4 routes (Shipwreck and dune route*), bird watching, sea fishing, or crayfishing and a local hiking route*. * Information follows. (Reminder: please remember to buy an angling / crayfish permit at the post office in Springbok.)

 

WATER IS

brackish

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Die Houthoop guest farm is centrally situated in the Northern Cape, Namaqualand:

 

• close to the sea (15km) and

• the Namaqua National Park

• on the way to Richtersveld National Park (only mountain desert in SA),

• 60 km from Port Nolloth,

• 85 km from Hondeklip bay;

• 115 km from Springbok.

WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE Open Africa Namaqua Coastal route

 

 

Our informal setup is safe and ideal for nature lovers who would like to see Namaqualand in all its splendour. The flower season starts from June to October when winter rains have converted the veldt to a green “winter wonderland”.

Guests are welcome to go on informal walking trails. You might see the “meerkat” or suricate, a small mammal while walking. Plants can be identified and for the inquisitive person, there is a world on insect life. Please feel free to view our Gallery and get an idea of the beauty that surrounds us.

 

Spektakelberg was so named by Simon van der Stel when he expressed his amazement at this miracle of nature and exclaimed: “What a spectacle!”

Simon van der Stel, Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, discovered the rich copper deposits of Namaqualand during 1685 although, long before any ship docked at Table Bay the local Nama people had fine tuned the art of smelting copper and using it for domestic and decorative use.

Copper and diamond mining brought a diversity of people to the area and thus created economic stability. In Namaqualand the visitor will find indescribable treasures amongst the wide selection of remarkable fauna and flora.

 

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ADDRESS

Die Houthoop Guest Farm

Steenvlei, Kleinzee, 8282

CONTACT NO

Jackie (Manager) -

Tel -

087 095 0236

083 967 5774

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