Hogs Hollow

Overlooking the Matjies River Gorge,deep in the forest, away from it all, this is Hogs Hollow.

Barefoot luxury,nothing pretentious, close to nature.There are three lounge areas  at Hogs Hollow to escape to …..

With views of the  Tsitsikama Mountains,and the leafy forest, nature is ever present at Hogs Hollow.

Location:   Central Garden Route

Best time to visit: South Africa’s climate offers advantages  in  both seasons

Approximate per night rate :   

Hotel/Camp/Resort activities:

The whole garden route is at your disposal ie Beach, Walk, Hike, Golf, Scenery, Culinary, Game Viewing, Marine Wildlife, Ostrich Farms,

“If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.”
Lin Yutang (1895 – 1976)

The sixteen suites at Hogs Hollow are all located  in the gardens surrounding the main house, and they haveKing size beds (or twin if you prefer) with earthy colours, hand crafted artifacts, all have a  well stocked mini bar and a hi-fi with some interesting music.

At the center of the Main House is the  famously large dining room table.The outdoor Boma is a place for festive occasions and the day’s end where you can relax into  a pile of comfy cushions, with a fire crackling nearby.Under the  stars, reflecting on your day in the Garden route.

You can sit on your private wooden deck listening to the sounds of nature,under the warmth of the African sun.

  • Here there is no TV, however the view is better …
  • Hot water bottle for those chilly winter evenings.
  • Wifi access (which can be erratic because of the terrain, but you can always pop up to the main house to log in)
  • Homemade Lemon syrup 
  • Hand-baked cookies in tightly sealed jars as the monkeys do LOVE to eat them too.



Kitchen/Dining Area: Downstairs (30 m²)
Modern glossy black and stainless steel finishes and an open plan design lends itself to a sociable food preparation and dining area which forms the social hub of this home.
Inside/outside dining, an 8-seater wooden dining table, candles, lanterns and access to the veranda and pool area via wooden stack-sliding doors will ensure that you spend many hours enjoying this area.

The Villa @ Hog Hollow is about 400 metres from the main lodge and still on our private nature reserve.

It’s a three bedroomed double storey house with extraordinary views over the valley and Tsitsikamma Mountains.

The house opens up on the infinity pool and wooden decks giving it an airy and light feel.

The lounge (45m2) is spacious and sunny: comfortable leather furniture, drinks cabinet, music system, DSTV and DVD player, fireplace and wooden deck area with magnificent views over the valley, forest and mountains.

There are three rooms at the Villa:

The master bedroom downstairs (41m2) with en-suite bathroom
The main upstairs bedroom (41m2) with en-suite bathroom
The Atelier bedroom upstairs (21m2) with bathroom in bedroom & separate loo

Once at Hog Hollow you’ll find it pretty hard to tear yourself away to explore the area, but the truth is, without the spectacular attractions surrounding our small piece of paradise, Hog Hollow wouldn’t exist.

So the choice is yours: laze around the pool on balmy sunny days, relax in the sauna, read a book, or take the opportunity to visit the many attractions nearby.

We are in The Crags – and what a treat is in store for you:

Not only are there wonderful walks in and around the area, but you can walk from the lodge through the indigenous forest to Monkeyland Primate Sancutary or The Birds of Eden or The Elephant Sanctuary.

Or go and see the wild cats at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and if you like the more slithery things we even have a Snake and Crocodile sanctuary.

Not to mention a little further up the road there is the HIGHEST bungy in the world and the Treetops Canopy tours …

About 20km from the lodge is our local town – edged by the warm Indian Ocean sandy yellow beaches with Robberg Peninsula as an ever present backdrop, here you will find  many things to interest  you.

From a boat-based whale and dolphin trip around the bay , to walks on the Robberg Peninsula.  Discover the midden at Nelson’s Cave which traces humankind back over 100 000 years!

Or you might like to take a little boat up the Keurbooms River and if you are very brave,  what about a Tandem Ski Dive??

So much to do!