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Self-catering farm accommodation Robertson

Eric and Laetitia invite you to come and have a rest on our peaceful and beautiful farm. Enjoy stunning views of nature and the Langeberge. Limited cell phone reception will assure you of recovery from a hectic life! We are approximately 90 minutes' drive from Cape Town which makes it an easy weekend getaway in the winelands of Robertson and on the popular and scenic Route 62. De Hoop Cottages offer affordable self-catering farm accommodation near Robertson. The farm, "Laaiplaas", is situated right at the end of the De Hoop-Kloof at the very foot of the Langeberg. Only 10 km from town and 15 minutes’ drive from all necessary shops if need be, as well as all the wine cellars that our valley is renowned for. The setting of the farm, hidden behind a substantial koppie, ensures a peaceful and tranquil sojourn, cut off from the noise and bustle.

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  • Welcome to De Hoop Cottages @ Laaiplaas Robertson
  • Here you can relax and enjoy being close to nature
  • Experience the majestic view from our farm
  • Our cottages are nestled in a beautiful blue gum forest
  • Boshuisie - Situated privately in a kloof - for the more adventurous who wants the camping experience without pitching a tent.
  • De Hoop Cottages offer open plan self-catering cottages and a bush cabin
  • Be reminded of yesteryear
  • Enjoy the peace and quiet - leave your worries at home
  • Apart from breathtaking mountain views, you can enjoy pristine nature, do some bird watching, go for a walk on the farm or in the kloof with its clear mountain pools, have a swim in the farm dams or just sit on the deck and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
  • Welcome to our farm
  • Welcome to our farm
  • Welcome to our farm
  • Welcome to our farm

 

LIST OF BIRD SPECIES (According to the Sasol  Birds of Southern Africa guide)

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•    Dabchick – Klein Dobbertjie
•    Whitebreasted Cormorant – Witborsduiker
•    Reed Cormorant - Rietduiker
•    Danter – Slanghalsvoël
•    Purple Heron – Rooireier
•    Grey Heron – Bloureier
•    Blackheaded Heron – Swartkopreier
•    Cattle Egret – Bosluisvoël
•    African Spoonbill – Lepelaar
•    Hamerkop – Hamerkop
•    Hadeda Ibis – Hadeda
•    Sacred Ibis – Skoorsteenveër
•    Spurwinged Goose – Wildemakou
•    Egyptian Goose – Kolgans
•    South African Shelduck – Kopereend
•    Yellowbilled duck – Geelbekeend
•    Redbilled Teal – Rooibekeend
•    Fish Eagle – Visarend
•    Booted Eagle – Dwergarend
•    Black Eagle – Witkruisarend
•    Martial Eagle – Breëkoparend
•    Jackal Buzzard – Rooiborsjakkalsvoël
•    Steppe Buzzard – Bruinjakkalsvoël
•    Gymnogene – Kaalwangvalk
•    Black Harrier – Witkruispaddavreter
•    Pale Chanting Goshawk – Bleeksingvalk
•    Blackshouldered  Kite – Blouvalk
•    Black Sparrowhawk – Swartsperwer
•    African Goshawk – Afrikaanse Sperwer
•    Lanner Falcon – Edelvalk
•    Peregrine Falcon – Swerfvalk
•    Rock Kestrel – Kransvalk
•    Francolin – Kaapse Fisant
•    Greywing Francolin – Bergpatrys
•    Helmeted Guineafowl – Tarentaal
•    Common Quail – Afrikaanse kwartel
•    Redknobbed Coot –Bleshoender
•    Moorhen – Grootwaterhoender
•    Buffspotted Flufftail – Gevlekte Vleikuiken
•    Blue Crane – Bloukraanvoël
•    Threebanded Plover - Driebandstrandkiewiet
•    Crowned Plover – Kroonkiewiet
•    Blacksmith Plover – Bontkiewiet
•    Spotted Dikkop – Dikkop
•    Rock Pigeon – Kransduif
•    Rameron Pigeon – Geelbekbosduif
•    Redeyed Dove - Grootringduif    
•    Cape Turtle Dove – Gewone Tortelduif
•    Laughing Dove – Rooiborsduifie
•    Tambourine Dove – Witborsduifie
•    Namaqua Dove – Namakwaduifie
•    Redchested Cuckoo – Piet-my-Vrou
•    Diederick Cuckoo – Diederikkie
•    Klaas’s Cuckoo – Meitjie
•    Spotted Eagle Owl – Gevlekte Ooruil
•    Barn Owl – Nonnetjie-Uil
•    Fierynecked Nightjar – Afrikaanse Naguil
•    Alpine Swift – Witpenswindswael
•    Black Swift – Afrikaanse Swartwindswael
•    Whiterumped Swift – Witkruiswindswael
•    Little Swift – Kleinwindswael
•    Redfaced Mousebird – Rooiwangmuisvoël
•    Speckled Mousebird – Gevlekte Muisvoël
•    Giant Kingfisher – Reusevisvanger
•    Pied Kingfisher – Bontvisvanger
•    Malachite Kingfisher – Kuifkopvisvanger
•    European Bee-eater – Europese Byvreter
•    Hoopoe – Hoephoep
•    Lesser Honeyguide –Kleinheuningwyser
•    Acacia Pied Barbet – Bonthoutkapper
•    Ground Woodpecker– Grondspeg
•    Olive Woodpecker – Gryskopspeg
•    Cardinal Woodpecker – Kardinaalspeg
•    Knysna Woodpecker – Knysnaspeg
•    Clapper Lark – Hoëveldklappertjie
•    Greater  Striped Swallow – Grootstreepswael
•    European Swallow – Europese swael
•    Whitethroated Swallow – Witkeelswael
•    Pearlbreasted Swallow –Pêrelborsswael
•    Black Saw-wing Swallow – Swartsaagvlerkswael
•    Brownthroated Martin – Afrikaanse Oewerswael
•    Rock Martin – Kransswael
•    Forktailed Drongo – Mikstertbyevanger
•    Whitenecked Raven – Withalskraai
•    Black Crow – Swartkraai
•    Cape Bulbul – Kaapse Tiptol
•    Sombre Bulbul – Gewone Willie
•    Southern Olive Thrush – Olyflyster
•    Cape Rock Thrush – Kaapse Kliplyster
•    Familiar Chat – Gewone Spekvreter
•    Stonechat – Gewone Bontrokkie
•    Cape Robin – Gewone Janfrederik
•    Karoo Robin – Slangverklikker
•    Victorin’s Warbler – Rooiborsruigtesanger
•    African Sedge Warbler – Kaapse Vleisanger
•    African Marsh Warbler - Kleinrietsanger    
•    Grassbird – Grasvoël
•    Longbilled Crombeck – Bosveldstompstert
•    Barthroated Apalis – Bandkeelkleinjantjie
•    Neddicky – Neddikkie
•    Greybacked Cisticola – Grysrugtinktinkie
•    Levaillant’s Cisticola – Vleitinktinkie
•    Spotted Prinia – Karoolangstertjie
•    Fiscal Flycather – Fiskaalvlieëvanger
•    Dusky Flycatcher –Donkervlieëvanger
•    Paradise  Flycatcher – Paradysvlieëvanger
•    Cape White-eye – Kaapse Glasogie
•    Cape Batis – Kaapse Bosbontrokkie
•    Cape Wagtail – Gewone Kwikkie
•    Longbilled Pipit – Nicholsonse Koester
•    Grassveld Pipit – Gewone Koester
•    Fiscal Shrike – Fiskaallaksman
•    Southern Boubou – Suidelike Waterfiskaal
•    Southern Tchagra – Grysborstjagra
•    Bokmakierie – Bokmakierie
•    Redwinged Starling – Rooivlerkspreeu
•    European Starling – Europese spreeu
•    Pied Sterling – Afrikaanse Witgatspreeu
•    Cape Sugarbird – Kaapse suikervoël
•    Malachite Sunbird – Jangroentjie
•    Orangebreasted Sugarbird – Oranjeborssuikerbekkie
•    Black Sunbird – Afrikaanse Swartsuikerbekkie
•    Greater Doublecollared Sunbird – Groot-Rooiborssuikerbekkie
•    Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird – Klein- rooiborssuikerbekkie
•    House Sparrow – Huismossie
•    Cape Sparrow – Gewone mossie
•    Greyheaded Sparrow – Gryskopmossie
•    Southern Masked Weaver – Swartkeelgeelvink
•    Cape Weaver – Kaapse wewer
•    Yellowrumped Widow – Kaapse Flap
•    Red Bishop – Suidelike Rooivink
•    Pintailed Whydah – Koningrooibekkie
•    Common Waxbill – Gewone rooibeksysie
•    Swee Waxbill – Suidelike Swie
•    Yellow Canary – Geelkanarie
•    Bully Canary – Dikbekkanarie
•    Cape Canary – Kaapse Kanarie
•    Whitethroated Canary – Witkeelkanarie
•    Streakyheaded Canary – Streepkopkanarie
•    Cape Siskin – Kaapse pietjiekanarie
•    Protea Canary – Witvlerkkanarie
•    Cape Bunting - Rooivlerkstreepkoppie

 

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Telephone: +27 (0)23 626 4154
Cell - Eric: +27 (0)82 694 7940
Cell - Laetitia: +27 (0)82 056 3316
Email: info@dehoopcottages.co.za
GPS: 33°45'07.8"S 19°57'09.8"E
Location: Laaiplaas | De Hoop | Robertson | South Africa
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