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Hog Hollow Country Lodge

‘A Hospitable Haven Under Glorious African Skies’

Overlooking the Matjies River Gorge, this congenial hub is where it all happens.; you are invited to kick off your shoes, grab a icy drink from the bar and relax . There are three lounge areas to escape to for reading or watching through binoculars; they enjoy an outlook onto of the indigenous forest valley and Tsitsikama Mountains or for bird lovers the Ficus lounge where an ancient fruit-laden tree is a favourite with Plett's prolific bird community. At the centre of the Main House is their famously large dining room table where guests can plan their daily activities over breakfast and unwind in the evening around a candle-lit table laden with gourmet delights.



In Our Opinion

‘Hog Hollow Country Lodge exists primarily because of the spectacular attractions that surround it so whenever you wish to explore you will have umpteen inspiring choices; your tranquil base with its pool, sauna and serene spaces is a home in which to be yourself and relax with your thoughts’ 

There are sixteen suites are all situated in the gardens surrounding the main house; there is no TV but the natural view is better than a commercial Sky!

  • Private bathrooms
  • One king size or twin beds

Double Suite

The inviting suites feature earthy colours with a zing and hand crafted artefacts

FEATURES

  • King size or twin beds
  • Well stocked mini bar
  • Hi-fi with interesting music
  • Private wooden deck
  • A hot water bottle for those chilly winter evenings
  • Wifi access (may be erratic due to terrain but the main house is available to log in)
  • Homemade Lemon syrup (complete with recipe)
  • Hand-baked cookies in tightly sealed jars as the monkeys love to eat them too!

  • Private bathrooms
  • One king size or twin beds

Villa

The Villa at Hog Hollow is about 400 metres from the main lodge and still on the private nature reserve; it’s a three bedroomed double storey house with extraordinary views over the valley and Tsitsikamma Mountains.

FEATURES

  • Total two bedrooms
  • Master ensuite bedroom 41sqm (ground floor)
  • 2nd ensuite bedroom 41sqm (upper floor)
  • Atelier bedroom 21sqm
  • Bathroom with separate WC
  • Double storey /open plan design
  • Infinity pool & wooden decks
  • Views over the valley and Tsitsikamma Mountains.
  • Lounge 45sqm
  • Drinks cabinet
  • Music system, DSTV & DVD player
  • Fireplace & wooden deck area
  • Kitchen/dining area 30sqm
  • Inside/outside dining
  • 8-seater wooden dining table
  • Wooden sliding doors to veranda

Leisure


• Pool
• Sauna

Activities


• Walking through indigenous forest to Monkeyland, Birds of Eden or Elephant Sanctuary
• Visit wild cats at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
• Visit the Snake and Crocodile sanctuary
• Bungee & Treetops Canopy tours nearby

Services


• Tourism services / trip planning
• Picnic baskets
• Curiosity in-house gift shop

Shopping  locally


• The Mill Mohair & Décor Centre, The Crags
• Boobabs country boutique, The Crags
• Porcupine Raku Ceramics, The Crags
• Langa Lapu, The Crags
• Old Nick’s Village, Plettenberg Bay
• The Heath in Harkerville

Dining Options
For guidance only - subject to change
Please call for details of current meal plans

Breakfast

On crisp clear mornings, farmhouse breakfasts are served on the boma deck overlooking the forest and mountains or near the huge fireplace when it is cooler; a delectable buffet with special treats and a glass of bubbly plus a seriously scrumptious variety of hot breakfast items too.

Dinner

At the centre of the Main House is a large dining room table where guests gather at dinner time; dinners being out at the boma with tasty little treats to whet the appetite.  The day ends and the full splendour of the African stars shine down on deck as your hosts invite you in to wine and dine in the candle-lit main house. If communal dining is not your thing, there are lots of lovely little areas where you can dine privately.

Hog Hollow is situated 40km from Knysna with the local town about 20km from the lodge; it is edged by the warm Indian Ocean sandy yellow beaches with Robberg Peninsula as an ever present backdrop,

Nearby Attractions
• Whale and dolphin boat trips
• Walks on the Robberg Peninsula
• Nelson’s Cave which traces humankind back over 100 000 years
• Keurbooms River boat trips
• Tandem Ski Dive

Children are welcome at Hog Hollow  and they are in for a real treat with lots of adventures; there is no TV at Hog Hollow and no fireplaces in the family friendly double storey suites.

Accommodation
• Three double storey suites suitable for children aged 12 and under 

Babysitting
• Organised on request

Amenities and facilities
• Special turndowns each evening
• Glass of fresh milk & a gingerbread man each evening
• Children’s stories / box of toys
• Buckets & spades & body boards for family days at the beach

Parents should be aware
• Hog Hollow Country Lodge is set on the edge of the Matjies River gorge and as such it has a very steep landscape profile
• The family rooms have specially designed balconies which are higher
• There are unfenced dams / pool - supervision is needed

Dining
• Early dinner times if required 17.30 to 18.30
• Families eating at scheduled time of 19.30 will be allocated their own table
• Special children’s menu / chef open to chat about alternatives
• Special dietary needs catered for – please ask in advance

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