Kaapsehoop, originally spelled Kaapsche Hoop, received its name from the Dutch they gave the town this name because of all the gold that was discovered within its boundaries. Due to the town being located very high above the De Kaap Valley (The Cape Valley). The town is between large natural clearings, which lie among large rock fields. The town is near the top of the surrounding escarpment overlooking the De Kaap Valley, 800 meters below. You can see for kilometres provided there is no mist in your way.