Hog Hollow Country Lodge

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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 Sanctuary. 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.


  • Nestled on a private estate near Plettenberg Bay
  • Stunning location and beautiful views
  • Eco-friendly lodge on the Garden Route
  • Excellent personalised service and family atmosphere


  • Biking
  • Boat excursions
  • Day tours
  • Picnics
  • Horse riding



The Suites of Hog Hollow Country House are situated in the manicured gardens that surround the main house. Tranquil retreats, each has been decorated in earthy colours with hand-crafted artefacts scattered throughout adding a splash of vibrant African colour. All of the Suites have king-size beds, a private wooden deck, a well-stocked mini-bar and a hi-fi. Sip a sundowner on your deck and revel in the sights and sounds of one of the most beautiful areas of the Garden Route.


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.


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.

General facilities

  • Curio or Gift shop
  • Restaurant
  • Secure parking
  • Computer facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Beauty or wellness therapist
  • Sauna & steam room
  • Babysitting service available
  • Wi-fi available
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar


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Traveller Reviews

Hog Hollow Country Lodge

Gudrun Wacker

"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."

Tim Gamester

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; i t 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!
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Leah Arnold-Phillips

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 ju mp. 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.
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Disha Manikumar

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.
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Debbie Barnes

"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."

Femi Faminu

"Hog Hollow was fabulous!"

Jo Lecouilliard

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. I t 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!
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Dave Thomas

"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 ."

Sue Tomlinson

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 reti red 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.
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Helene Weber

"The place we liked most was Hog Hollow - The gastronomy was not at the same level as everywhere else in the country."

Kaarina Meyer

"They were absolutely superb. I felt so spoiled!"

Katrina Stagner

This was our favourite. It's a stunning place and we were ready for pampering service. The location was close enough to Plettenberg Bay and even Knysna for a bit more activity but we were happy to putter around. One more night would have been fant astic but maybe it was best for our stomachs - the food was fab and we started to feel the weight gain!
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Joel Pelavin

"The lodge is very cool and I think we would have enjoyed another day there. We went whale watching and to several wildlife reserves and really liked the accommodations and communal dining."

Wanda Porteous

"We were so pleasantly surprised to see how special Hog Hollow was, that we wished we had arrived earlier in the day, the service at this establishment is absolutely second to none! What a hidden gem!"

Trevor Curphey

"This was fantastic."

Lauri Veijalainen

Hog Hollow - was also very nice. Great bungalows and good set up with kids downstairs. Food was the best here ( and priciest:) ) during our trip. We managed to get to the main table only the last eve as families with kids were placed to the kiddie ta ble, with a good reason.
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