From Dough To Delicious: A weekend of breadmaking at De Hoop

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We all love the smell of fresh bread straight from the oven, dripping with butter … nothing can beat the taste of homemade bread… and now here’s an opportunity to learn to make your own bread…

De Hoop Collection is delighted to invite you to its Breadmaking From Dough to Delicious’ Weekend from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 July 2021 in the De Hoop Nature Reserve.

De Hoop Collection, a Cape Country Routes member, is situated within the pristine De Hoop Nature Reserve one of South Africa’s most beautiful and tranquil areas, just a short three-hour drive from Cape Town.

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The ‘From Dough to Delicious’ breadmaking weekend promises to be ‘hands-on’ – you’ll be measuring, mixing and kneading from the get-go – relaxed and great fun. You’ll learn about making starters, doughs, ciabatta, focaccia and pizzas and you’ll leave with the confidence and enthusiasm to make your own bread and pizzas on a daily basis.

The ‘From Dough to Delicious’ Weekend itinerary:

Friday 2 July

  • 4 pm: Arrival and Check-in
  • 5:30 pm: Welcome drinks, introductions and learning to make your own starter
  • 7 pm: Dinner at Figtree Restaurant

Saturday 3 July

  • 8:30 am: Breakfast
  • 9:30 am: Ciabatta and Focaccia Workshop – baking and folding
  • 11 am: Baking bread and making minestrone soup for lunch
  • 1 pm: Lunch – your Minestrone Soup served with your own freshly baked bread
  • 2 pm:  Leisure time – guided activities available (at additional cost)
  • 5 pm: Pizza making 
  • 7 pm: Dinner – Pizza night dinner at Figtree Restaurant

Sunday 4 July

  • 8-10 am: Breakfast
  • 10 am Checkout

De Hoop Collection’s ‘From Dough to Delicious’ Weekend package:
Dates: Friday 2 July to Sunday 4 July 2021
Price: from R2 500 per person sharing

The package includes

  • two nights’ accommodation
  • all meals
  • workshops
  • excludes – drinks and activities

Booking is essential – contact Danitsa Badenhorst – 082 093 1780 /

Terms and conditions apply.
Phone 021-422 4522 or email
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In keeping with protocols regarding the Coronavirus, De Hoop Collection adheres to all stringent health and safety cleaning protocols – the safety of their guests and staff being of the highest priority.

The De Hoop Collection – a member of Cape Country Routes, is the first private/public partnership in the South African hospitality industry – opened in the De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape in 2007. The Reserve in the Overberg region, a short three-hour drive from Cape Town along the world-renowned Garden and Whale routes is the perfect holiday destination for families, couples, groups, honeymooners and wedding parties, family reunions and birthday weekends and an ideal stop-over en route from the Cape Winelands to Plettenberg Bay. De Hoop Collection offers a wide range of accommodation designed to suit all budgets. Overlooking the beautiful vlei with its spectacular birdlife is the staple of De Hoop’s dining scene, The Fig Tree Restaurant and the Silo Wine Cellar where an exceptional variety of wines can be enjoyed. De Hoop, a World Heritage site, offers world-class whale-watching and is a paradise for bird enthusiasts with its more than 260 species of birds, including the endangered Cape Vultures. As a colony of almost 200 vultures roost and nest in the Potberg Mountains exciting Vulture hikes and viewing opportunities are offered; other activities include interpretive marine walks, hiking and mountain biking trails, eco boat cruises on the vlei and Nature drives, tennis or boules. De Hoop – a nature lover’s paradise of unparalleled peace and tranquillity in what may well be one of the Cape’s last unspoiled gems.

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