Hopefield

West Coast, South Africa

 

Surrounded by delicate fynbos and undulating green wheat fields in winter, Hopefield is a historic town on the West Coast of South Africa.   

Just 120km from Cape Town and inland from Langebaan, it lies at the heart of the arid Sandveld, with the Zoute River running through it.

 

As the region's oldest town, it is not surprising that Hopefield has an old world atmosphere.   It's origins date back to 1851, when farmers donated money to build the majestic whitewashed Dutch Reformed church -where the well maintained and loved century old organ is still played on Sundays.

 

For special occasions or on select Saturdays,  Julian Melck, owner of the historic guest farm Kersefontein, will entertain you with passionately delivered organ recitals from 11:30 - 12:00.   Julian always give and informative talk about the fascinating history of the organ, one of only 10 Forster and Andrews Organs imported into South Africa and installed in 1911.    

To find out if Julian is playing this Saturday - follow our Facebook page for regular updates. 

 


Hopefield is not just the bread basket of the West Coast, it has over 500 different species of naturally occurring Sandveld Fynbos, and it's unique biodiversity is an Eden for botanists and flora lovers!  Thanks to this biodiversity, some of the finest raw Fynbos and Eucalyptus honey is harvested and bottled here. 

 

Every August, the popular Hopefield Fynbos Show showcases the breathtaking and diverse flora of the region. This year the Fynbos Show will take place from 25 - 28 August 2016.

 

 

Source: www.capewestcoastpeninsula.co.za

 

 

 

 

For a glimpse at the annual Fynbos show, watch last year's promotional video.

(Video courtesy of Storyteller productions)