Bites Beach Cafe at De Hoop Nature Reserve

  • Bites Beach Cafe at De Hoop Nature Reserve De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape
  • Burgers, Coffee Shop, Light Meals, Pizza, Seafood, Vegetarian
  • Lunch
  • De Hoop Nature Reserve
    Western Cape

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Open to walkers and day visitors to the De Hoop Nature Reserve ...

There are few cafés which serve up views like those from Bites Beach Café by Morukuru Family De Hoop, or whose walls could speak of such times past. Bites breathes new life into an ancient structure.

With a casual daytime menu of fresh fish, wood-fired pizzas and burgers, Bites is open to walkers and day visitors to De Hoop Nature Reserve for lunch and coffee (as well as Morukuru Family De Hoop residents) whilst in the evening it will be exclusively for Morukuru Family guests, either from Beach Lodge or Ocean House, when the menu will offer African-themed fine dining featuring South African dishes with a twist.

Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, Bites offers a ringside seat for land-based whale watching, when the Southern Right whales migrate to these waters to calve between July and the end of October.  A fireplace will takes the chill off in the winter months, and, in summer, the outdoor seating offers visitors the perfect arena from which to take in and soak up the remarkable wildlife, views and sun.

The De Hoop Nature Reserve is one of South Africa’s true wildernesses formed of remarkable beaches, sand-dunes, fynbos and vlei wetlands – a place of immense beauty. Halfway between Cape Town and Knysna it remains an uncommercial hidden gem for nature lovers.

Morukuru Beach Lodge is a boutique hotel of 5 double rooms and Morukuru Ocean House is an exclusive-use property for up to 8 adults and 4 children. Both award-winning, Relais & Chateaux accredited properties are striking, luxurious and off-grid, set discretely among the fynbos of this exceptional nature reserve. 

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  • Cuisine : Burgers, Coffee Shop, Light Meals, Pizza, Seafood, Vegetarian
  • Ambience : Coffee Shop, Country, Family, Fireplace, Relaxed
  • Dress : Casual
  • Outside Area
    Outside Area
  • Place of Interest
    Place of Interest

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