Hopefield was founded on the banks of the Zoute River (“Salty River”) in 1853 and was originally a church community. The town is named for the two surveyors, Hope and Field, who laid it out on the farm Langekuil.

Adventure And Sport

Hiking, bird-watching: The farms Helderwater and Langrietvlei have some hiking trials. Langrietvlei is also a good spot for bird-watching.

Archaeology And Palaeontology

Saldanha Man Fossils: Thirteen kilometres south of Hopefield, the farm Elandsfontein features the site where fossil deposits of the so-called Saldanha Man were found. The local Tourism bureau has a fossil display.

Fauna And Flora

Fynbos show: Every August the town hosts a fynbos show.

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