Hog Hollow Country Lodge

Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

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The hotel

Framed by the Tsitsikamma mountains, indigenous forests and lush gardens, Hog Hollow Country Lodge is an idyllic refuge. You stay in 1 of just 16 suites spread among the gardens. Fireplaces, hammocks, vibrant colours and local artworks make for a comforable and chic environment. Relaxing on the boma deck overlooking the forest and mountains is an unforgettable experience. Nearby, you can take river and bay tours, laze on the beach or walk in the nature reserves.

Amenities

  • Babysitting service
  • Horse Riding
  • Golf
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Short drive from Plettenberg Bay and the beautiful Natures Valley Beach. Approximately 2 hours from Port Elizabeth.

Hotel information

16 individual suites in gardens surrounding the main house. All with private wooden deck, ceiling fans, separate lounge area, stereo and mini-bar*. Most with cosy fireplaces. All with king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Three family Loft Suites available sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children (under 12 years).

Main house with dining room, 3 lounges (1 great for birdwatching) and dining terrace. Picnic baskets can be made up for a day's boating on the Keurbooms River. Swimming pool with large deck. Sauna. Activities in the area include: marine tours of the bay*, nature walks*, canoeing*, horse riding* and golf*. Babysitting*.

* Denotes local charge.

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May 16, 2024 Penny G Leicestershire, United Kingdom

This was a wonderful place to stay, views were breathtaking & the staff couldn’t do enough for us & a visit from the monkeys were a delight. Even washed our car unbidden.
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Mar 23, 2024 Naomi F Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

This dreamy hidden gem along the Garden Route is well worth the visit. Lovely rooms, comfy bed and great staff. The views and setting are magical and it is chilled and beautiful. We treated ourselves to a fab massage and chilled by beautiful pool. There are also lots of excursions easily accessible from here. The staff made us feel so welcome and… Read more
This dreamy hidden gem along the Garden Route is well worth the visit. Lovely rooms, comfy bed and great staff. The views and setting are magical and it is chilled and beautiful. We treated ourselves to a fab massage and chilled by beautiful pool. There are also lots of excursions easily accessible from here. The staff made us feel so welcome and taken care of. Read less
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Mar 19, 2024 262sallyf Suffolk, United Kingdom

This idyllic lodge is hidden away down a lane off the main road and the moment you drive into the parking area you could be in a different world. You are greeted with such genuine warmth by the staff you are made to feel very special. The communal rooms and large terrace are inviting and welcoming and the individual lodges are charming,… Read more
This idyllic lodge is hidden away down a lane off the main road and the moment you drive into the parking area you could be in a different world. You are greeted with such genuine warmth by the staff you are made to feel very special. The communal rooms and large terrace are inviting and welcoming and the individual lodges are charming, comfortable and well appointed. This got our vote for the best breakfast of any of the lovely places we stayed in South Africa - which is no mean feat. We also ate here two evenings and the food was delicious. The lovely ladies on reception were helpful in their advice and recommendations as where best to go during our days there. We will always have very fond memories of our stay at Hog Hollow Lodge. Here’s to the Hoggies! Read less
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Feb 25, 2024 Washington_White London, United Kingdom

What a find! We have stayed in some of the best hotels across the world and I don’t think I have ever experienced service like this. From washing your car to offering to tumble dry your damp clothes, nothing is too much trouble. It’s discreet, polite and utterly charming. The setting is captivating with fabulous views across the valley. Rooms are… Read more
What a find! We have stayed in some of the best hotels across the world and I don’t think I have ever experienced service like this. From washing your car to offering to tumble dry your damp clothes, nothing is too much trouble. It’s discreet, polite and utterly charming. The setting is captivating with fabulous views across the valley. Rooms are spacious, frequently serviced and have lovely balconies. The pool area is also lovely with plenty of sun beds and space to stretch out. The food is good and there is plenty of it; breakfast is an absolute treat. The location is ideal for those looking to explore the Garden Route with Plettenberg an easy 10 minute drive away. If you are looking for accommodation within the Plettenberg area then I would look no further than Hog Hollow. The Garden Route has plenty of good value accommodation but this has to be one of the best - for service alone I would give this place 5*. Read less
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Feb 14, 2024 Chris P Norfolk, United Kingdom

What a delightful place. Getting out of the car you wonder where the hotel is and once you walk through the “forest” archway and down a slope you are met with a delightful reception, dining room and outdoor seating Further down there are bungalows, beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you need including some lovely touches such as… Read more
What a delightful place. Getting out of the car you wonder where the hotel is and once you walk through the “forest” archway and down a slope you are met with a delightful reception, dining room and outdoor seating Further down there are bungalows, beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you need including some lovely touches such as bedtime story books The staff are wonderful, food great and nothing is too much trouble Make this your centre for exploring the area and you won’t be disappointed Read less