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“very wonderful stay”
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The Hogsback Inn
Ranked #6 of 6 Hogsback B&B and Inns
Johannesburg, South Africa
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103 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“very wonderful stay”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Our stay here was wonderful! First time and not the last! We stayed in one of the suites in the new wing, and all I can say is that it is neither too big nor too small, just right! Comfortable seating area, fridge and coffee/tea area, beautiful fire place with wood and kindling delivered every day, and the huge double bed very comfortable with beautiful linen. bathroom very spacious, with gorgeous olde worlde bathtub, shower for TWO (two rain showerheads!), double wash basins, fluffy towels on heated towel rails....we could not fault this accommodation! Plus! .. open the sliding doors and you have a beautiful running stream outside! ..beautiful to look at and to listen to! This hotel is in a good position, especially for peace and quiet, as you are far enough from the main Hogsback road, that you cannot hear traffic. A real treat. The staff are amazing ALL ...really wanting you to feel at home and you do! breakfasts have all the choices, service excellent, as is the bar service, and the bar food. We had numerous meals in the bar and ALL wonderful, from grilled fish, curries, hamburgers, salads and deserts. We really felt at home in this easy and relaxed atmosphere. Thank you to the management and all the staff!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

I remember the Hogsback Inn from my childhood, and went back for the first time in thirty years. Hogsback is still beautiful, and highly recommended. We stayed in a self catering room. It had 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, a big lounge area with a pullout couch, and a kitchen. The self catering rooms needed quite a bit of sprucing up, but overlooking this, very good value. As Hogsback is a little hamlet, everything closes quite early in the evening, so don't wait to go out, otherwise you'll go hungry. The area is beautiful, with lovely walks, ranging from an easy stroll, to hard walks. Pick up the booklet of the walks at the tourist information. 49 Steps an easy walk, and Madonna and Child beautiful. Unfortunately the pool was green when we were there. I got the idea they have it tip top condition for the weekends, when they are busiest. Go to The Edge for a beautiful view down the valleys. Please be aware, the roads in the Eastern Cape are atrocious and in very poor condition.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

This mountain hotel has an warm and quaint feel to it. At first it is unassuming, but you soon realize that there is a deeper warmth to this old school hotel. It reminds one of an old English country lodge, set in an typical Tolkien world forest.

Room Tip: All the rooms are modern and comfortable
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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East London, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

we are return guests in Hogsback Inn . Location you cant beat .It is an old hotel but money for value. The staff are superb and welcome you like family. The Pub and the pub food is a must, a warm fire for the cold evenings

Room Tip: rooms face carpark or garden depends if you are early hikers !
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

We only stayed here one night on our way down to the Garden Route and it was ok. To be honest, we wouldn't have picked it if most other accommodation in Hogsback wasn't already booked. You can tell the place was probably quite nice in its heyday, but it's quite run down and the rooms are in need of a renovation.

We really enjoyed our dinner at the restaurant, but wouldn't necessarily choose it again for accommodation.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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East London, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

We ordered steak and chips, steak was made to our satisfaction, thanks to the chef. The service of the waiter and the reception staff were very friendly. I would recommend anybody to eat there as it is worthwhile and the food really is delicious.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

Based on a spontaneous decision my husband and I decided to travel to Hogsback situated in the Amathole mountains, Eastern Cape. We booked and stayed in a suite in the Hogsback Inn for 2 nights - it was fantastic! This Inn's staff were friendly, professional and provided world class service. Our suite was located at a stream on the edge of a magical forest - the view was thus breathtaking with the relaxing sounds of indigenous birds and the trickling stream. Our suite had an open log fire place in the middle which heated up both the bedroom and sitting room side. Tastefully decorated, spacious and has a jacuzzi bath. It was both romantic and very comfortable. There are beautiful hikes in the mountains, through lush natural forests dotted with magnificent waterfalls. A lovely romantic weekend getaway.

Room Tip: There are 4 suites - it is recommended to book one for your stay there.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Hogsback Inn
Address: Off the R345, Hogsback 5721, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Hogsback
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Hogsback
Number of rooms: 17

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