De Hoop Travel Photography. De Hoop Nature Reserve, on the South Cape coast. Very much a destination on it’s own – due to it’s remote location, off of the national roads, it’s not likely that you will stumble upon it. Which makes it special, it’s one of those places where you can stop your car in the middle of nowhere and climb out and breath, and hear the crunch of gravel under foot, and then the silence shouting out the tick, tick, ticking of cooling and contracting metal and know that you are truly alone, and it is good.