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Hog Hollow Country Lodge is situated in a private nature reserve, with views of the surrounding valleys and Tsitsikamma Mountains. The lodge is situated alongside a central dam, creating a private oasis on the edge of an indigenous forest.

Relax by the pool overlooking the Matjes River Gorge, or stroll along the forest's walking trails to see the elephants at the Knysna Elephant Park. Keurbooms Beach and Nature's Valley are just a short drive from the lodge. Book a boat ride out to sea, and get close to the whales and dolphins that visit this coastline. Whales calve in the area between July and September, while the dolphins play here all year round.

highlights

  • Nestled on a private estate near Plettenberg Bay
  • Stunning Location & views
  • Eco-friendly Lodge
  • Excellent personalised service and a family atmosphere

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Facilities

Hog Hollow Country Lodge has three lounge areas where you can relax.

Enjoy a cool drink in a comfy lounger by the pool, grab an intriguing book and sit in the reading room looking out over the indigenous forest, or go bird-watching in the Ficus Lounge.

Sip on a tasty night cap as you kick back on comfy cushions at the boma and listen to the night sounds.

General Facilities

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    Babysitting service available
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    Wi-fi available
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    Swimming Pool
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    Bar

Dining

Hog Hollow Country Lodge's chefs prepare excellent meals using only the freshest local produce. Farmhouse breakfasts are served on the wooden deck overlooking the forest on sunny days, or indoors beside the fireplace when it is cooler.

Enjoy a delicious dinner around the communal table in the friendly atmosphere of the candle-lit main house. Complement your meal with a fine wine from the wide selection. Special menus can be drawn up for children and guests with special dietary needs.

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Hog Hollow Country Lodge has 16 comfortable suites, all of which offer uninterrupted views of the forest and Tsitsikamma Mountains. The rooms are decorated with earthy colours, naturally woven fabrics, artefacts from north-east Africa, and local hand-crafted woods.

Each room has a private wooden deck overlooking the forest, as well as a king-sized bed, and an en suite bathroom with both a bath and shower.

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Other Room Types

Separate from the main lodge, there is a 3-bedroom, 2-storey villa offering extraordinary views of the valley and mountains. The spacious lounge has comfortable furniture, satellite TV, and a fireplace, and opens onto a wooden deck and infinity pool. The en suite master bedroom is on the main floor, with two smaller bedrooms upstairs - one of which is en suite. There is a children's room on the upper level, complete with TV and DVD and pool table.

Activities

  • Biking
  • Boat excursions
  • Day tours
  • Picnics
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Sep 2014 - 19 Dec 2014 $130 Bed & Breakfast
  • 20 Dec 2014 - 10 Jan 2015 $140 Bed & Breakfast
  • 11 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015 $135 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 May 2015 - 31 Aug 2015 $135 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Sep 2015 - 19 Dec 2015 $135 Bed & Breakfast
  • 20 Dec 2015 - 10 Jan 2016 $145 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Luxury Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Hog's Hollow is a great place, the rooms are decorated with so much love to detail, the atmosphere is relaxed, the staff very friendly and efficient, the swimming pool is nice and the view spectacular. It was like a piece of paradise.

    Gudrun Wacker, February 2014
  • So glad you recommend this place. So very glad. Beautiful place to stay and so much good stuff to see nearby. Great staff - we arrived early and they made a real effort to get our room ready and let us check in early. Loved the communal dining; it just completely makes that place. My other half made use of their stables down the road and went riding twice – she told me the staff there were also brilliant and she enjoyed the rides. If the weather had been better this may have got 10 /10 – but they can’t be blamed for that!

    Tim Gamester, February 2014
  • Our last stop and we were so happy to stay for 3 nights, such a beautiful place. Such a beautiful comunual dining area and we greatly enjoyed our meals there. We did lots of family adventure things here and Jas even did the world's biggest bungy jump. A gorgeous part of the world and you could do as little or as much as you wanted. There is one place that I wanted to mention to you, as we were driving toward Plettenberg Bay, about 15 minutes outside the town we saw this place call 'The Heath' and pulled in. For families this is a great mention as a lunch stop, it consists of 2 gorgeous curio/souvenier/nick nack shops, a cheese shop and a cafe that serves the most amazing food. Best of all it has the hughest outdoor playground with picnic tables dotted around, so parents with kids can be served the food/wine/coffee while their kids are happy playing, seriously no parent could ask for more. Happy kids and happy parents all at the same time. We actually drove back out here the next day, even though we had to go back out the other side of town from Hog Hollow, just because it was so lovely.

    Leah Arnold-Phillips, October 2013
  • My parents were very very happy and satisfied by the trip. They were very appreciative of the guide for the garden route tour. When they'd mentioned about their dietary requirements he made an effort to take them to lunch at places they would like the food and spoke to the chef at 'Hog Hollow Country Lodge' about the same. Also thank the chef at the lodge for taking the time to speak to my parents and preparing a good meal. They had a great time.

    Disha Manikumar, September 2013
  • Hog Hollow, a warm welcome was extended there again and we enjoyed a lovely communal dinner with the other guests, it came as a nice change to here about everyone elses travels.

    Debbie Barnes, March 2012
  • Hog Hollow was fabulous!

    Femi Faminu, October 2011
  • Hog Hollow’s staff service was probably the best I have experienced including some fairly highly rated 5 star hotels that I have been to. Rooms were very nice in a beautiful setting and a great location overall to access many sights and activities. It is absolutely FANTASTIC. Lovely rooms, incredible service, excellent food, nice pool area. Good base to see all the sights and activities that the Knysna/Plettenberg area has to offer. Nothing was too much trouble - they even washed our car without us asking!

    Jo Lecouilliard, January 2011
  • The accommodation and setting were magnificent and we enjoyed having dinner on the deck and lounging in the hammock. We went to the local market and to Plettemberg Bay and to Knysna and enjoyed each .

    Dave Thomas, April 2009
  • Hogs Hollow is absolutely lovely, the location, the rooms, the food is fantastic and the hospitality and service the best I have ever had. I would highly recommend Hog Hollow to anyone. Joe had hot milk and a gingerbread man by his bed when we retired and reading books for his age group. For a hotel who aren't mad on children he was treated so well. There is so much to see in that area we could have done with another few nights. Not a place for people who don't like monkeys they often stole breakfast off the tables which we found great fun but might firghten others.

    Sue Tomlinson, November 2008
  • The place we liked most was Hog Hollow - The gastronomy was not at the same level as everywhere else in the country.

    Helene Weber, November 2008

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Jehan Begg

Jehan Begg

Africa Safari Expert

"African culture combined with luxury and warm hospitality is what you can expect from this lodge. Enjoying the spectacular view from the deck is a must!"

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Hog Hollow’s staff service was probably the best I have experienced including some fairly highly rated 5 star hotels that I have been to. Rooms were very nice in a beautiful setting and a great location overall to access many sights and activities. It is absolutely FANTASTIC. Lovely rooms, incredible service, excellent food, nice pool area. Good base to see all the sights and activities that the Knysna/Plettenberg area has to offer. Nothing was too much trouble - they even washed our car without us asking!

Jo Lecouilliard, January 2011 >View more reviews