Hopefield, the oldest West Coast town, is surrounded by delicate fynbos and waving green wheat in winter. It is a historic town in the heart of the Sandveld, bisected by the Zoute River.
Hopefield is a small settlement east of Saldanha Bay and Langebaan. In earlier years, this small town, was considered the capital of the West Coast, with banks, filling stations and a multiple other shops and businesses. The only access to the towns of Vredenburg, Langebaan and Saldanha was through Hopefield.
Its origins date back to 1851 when farmers donated money to build the majestic whitewashed Dutch Reformed Church and today two of the original farms in the town are National Heritage Sites.
Attractions include the beautiful Hopefield Dutch Reformed Church built in 1879 where the original organ still plays on Sundays, examples of the Hartebeeshuisie traditional homes of the area and the historical Cape Dutch homesteads, Coenradenburg and Langrietvlei.
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