My hubbie and I stayed at Hog Hollow for 3 nights during our gorgeous 2 week trip to South Africa in Sept 2011. We were so so so sorry to have to go. We could have stayed forever!
On arrival, we were immediately taken by the gorgeous, relaxed surroundings. We were checked in and settled into our suite in no time at all and O MY the view was to die for! Right out over the jungle, not a single property to be seen, just trees and bush and the gorgeous birds of prey hovering over! The sounds were equally engaging, monkeys, birds, the sounds in the distant sancturaries at the Crags. It was just so so relaxing. Hot water bottles, sweeties and bedtime stories helped us sleep so so well before the cheeky monkeys woke us in the morning looking for company. They were hilarious!
Communal dining was gorgeous. We met some fab people and had great fun. Food was perfect-if you didnt fancy what was on the menu, you could opt for an alternative, but we were always happy to stick to the menu and it was excellent.
There is free internet usage available which is very quick and easy.
On our first night, we were invited for pre-dinner-drinks and canapes (as every night) on the balcony/terrace of the main house. We were so surprised to find, they had organised a local South African singing group and we sat by the fire in this gorgeous wilderness, sipping, munching and enjoying the entertainment from this fab group! That is a memory we will always cherish.
There is so much to do around Hog Hollow and the staff are so good to help you organise your day, whether it is active or relaxing, they have great suggestions and are only too happy to help out. We visited a monkey sanctuary, Teniqua (big cat sanctuary) and Birds of Eden, all very worthwhile trips and not far at all from Hog Hollow.
One particular activity we really enjoyed was a horseriding trek with Debbie, the owner which we had on our second last day, nice and early in the morning. Amazing start to the day! She has 4 (as far as we know) stunningly well looked after horses and she took us out, the pair of us, with her assistant, who was such a great guy, for an amazing "safari on horseback" around the area. It was delightful. Many may prefer just to walk (rather than trot, canter etc) and that is fine too but I would defo not shy away from this activity-it was so special, we even got to help feed the horses and brush them down after the ride (man do they care about their animals!) They are lovely gentle horses and I felt very relaxed right up close to them. Very trustworthy. My horse was Zak and he really was beauitiful.
Hog Hollow was the tops. Highly reccomend it!
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- Also Known As:
- Hog Hollow Country Hotel Plettenberg Bay
- Hog Hollow Country Lodge South Africa/The Crags