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Hog Hollow Country Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed 1 October 2011

Setting, staff, food and the hotel itself were amazing. So peaceful and relaxing. The staff make sure you have everything you need from catering to special diets to arranging and advising on the many activities in the area. Do go to the Monkey Sanctuary they deserve all the support they can get. Birds of Eden is also excellent.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

Prior reviewers list so many of the reasons that make Hog Hollow unique. The combination of wonderful food, warm staff, stunning views and an overall amazing team make for an outstanding stay.

Staff do all in their power to ensure you have an enjoyable stay. A wealth of activities in the area are sure to keep you busy; Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, Tenikwa and the Elephant Sanctuary are just a few. Also be sure to stop by the 'Porcupine' cermics gallery for amazing, very original artwork.

I slept amazingly well, rooms are clean but not over the top luxe. Every one has a sitting area and a deck or balcony. Views from the main deck are breathtaking.

Communal dining was very enjoyable, impossible to make a wrong selection for dinner. Entrees were excellent, and they will cater to your preferences if neccessary.

An overall winner for sure!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 23 September 2011

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!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Wiltshire
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

We spent 12 days in South Africa to celebrate our joint 50th birthdays and silver wedding and stayed at Hogs Hollow for 2 nights before going on to safari in the Shamwari. As with ever body we met in South Africa, the staff at Hogs were fantastically warm and genuine.

The communal dining in the evening was fantastic with wonderful company and beautiful food. The breakfast on the terrace was fantastic especially with one of the staff on patrol to stop mischievous monkeys from stealing your toast !!!!

The rooms were huge and ours had a balcony hanging over the edge of the forest that disappeared into the valley. To top it all the room had a small woodburner for the chilly evenings.

All in all, a fantastic hotel in a beautiful location with tremendous people. What more can you ask for.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Boerne, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 September 2011

Three couples stayed for three nights at this lovely lodge last week. The service was top notch. The rooms were wonderful. Two of our husbands ended up sick one day but the staff could not have been more accommodating. They made special meals for the ailing - soup, rice, etc. without making a fuss.

But one thing to note, the road leading to the lodge may be a bit intimidating. It seems you're driving to a back country barn but once you reach the lodge it's heaven.

The monkeys are entertaining but I think a bit annoying for the staff. One monkey jumped on our table while eating lunch on the deck and stole my sandwich. But the staff was quick to replace my stolen meal.

I highly recommend a staty at the Hog Hollow!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Banbury
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Reviewed 28 August 2011

We stayed here, two adults and two teenagers, for three nights in August as part of a 15 day stay in South Africa. The location is superb, with amazing views of the forest and within easy reach of an abundance of activities. Our rooms were beautiful, spacious, warm and with the same wonderful views. We eat in every night, having excellent food and drink, and really enjoyed the communal dining with fellow travellers.
My teenage son did the bungee jump at Boukrans, a short 15 minute drive away. Other highlights were Monkeyworld (although the monkeys at Hog Hollow are entertaining enough!), and also the Cheetah experience at Tanikwa.
As with most places we stayed in South Africa, the staff were warm, welcoming, and keen to help in any way they could. A wonderful place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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london
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Reviewed 24 August 2011

We spent four wonderful nights at Hog Hollow and loved every minute. It is a great base for exploring the local area, there is so much to do we could have stayed a week! We watched the whales in nearby Plettenberg Bay, walked along the Robberg peninsula and vistied some of the main attractions in The Crags. Hog Hollow was such a wonderful place to stay on the Garden Route we just can't wait to go back again. The staff were so lovely which helped create such a warm and relaxing atmosphere. The food was excellent and we had great fun in the evenings around the fire chatting to the other guests. Hog Hollow really is a gem of a place to stay.

Room Tip: Ask for Room 17 as the view is just amazing!
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hog Hollow Country Lodge
Address: Askop Road | P.O. Box 503, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay > The Crags
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Speciality Lodging in The Crags
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hog Hollow Country Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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