Hopefield is situated on the R45 only 120 km from Cape Town.
Hopefield is a wheat and sheep farming centre on the banks of the Sout River. It is known for its spectacular displays of wild flowers in and around town, as well as for the fossil deposits, which can be seen at the Fossil Museum. Two of the farms on the outskirts are maintained as National Heritage sites.
The Dutch Reformed Church congregation is over 150 yrs old, while the Church building in town is 92 years old.
Hopefield celebrated being in existence for 150 years in 2003. It is the oldest town on the West Coast.
50 m Elevation
Hopefield is largely defined by flowers, birdlife and farming, together with a history steeped in archaeological finds...
Fossil deposits from Elandsfontein are on display at the tourism bureau, together with a cast of Saldanha Man.Wheat and sheep farming continue to feature as the town´s mainstay. Honey farming, in turn, is fuelled by the bees´ attraction to the sweet fynbos flowers - 500 species in all!Each spring, the green winter wonderland is transformed to an overnight spectacle of blindingly bright indigenous daisies and fynbos.It comes as no surprise, therefore, that Hopefield hosts an annual spring wildflower show, which takes place every August. Budding botanists will also likely find their feet (not to mention their soul) on the Kerschboschfontein Walking Trail or the Heldervlei Hiking Trail. Apply foot to pedal on the Kopervlei 4x4 Trail.
31B Atrium Building, Main Road
P.O Box 395
Tel +27 22 7151142
Tel +27 22 7142088
Fax +27 22 7151141