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Situated 12 miles east of the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay, Hog Hollow Country Lodge sits in a private nature reserve on the edge of indigenous forest, with wonderful views of the surrounding valleys and Tsitsikamma Mountains.
The 16 individual suites are situated in lush gardens surrounding the main house, and each room is decorated using natural woven fabrics, artefacts from around Africa and local handcrafted woods. The comfortable, stylish suites offer private wooden decks, hammocks for sunny afternoon naps, king-sized beds, a lounge area, en-suite bathrooms and most have cosy fireplaces for those chilly winter nights. There are also special family rooms available.
Excellent breakfasts are served on the boma deck in the warmth of the morning sunshine, or inside by the fire on chillier days, while high quality communal dinners are served in the candle-lit main house.
There is a swimming pool and sauna at the lodge, and further afield, guests can enjoy a lovely walk from the lodge through the ancient indigenous forests to either Monkey Land primate sanctuary, the Birds of Eden or the Elephant Sanctuary. Other attractions include over 50 charted walks, horse riding, golf, canoeing, abseiling, bungee jumping (the world's highest - a mere 216 metres), whale and dolphin watching, a treetop canopy walk or a scenic glider flight around the bay.
Owners Andy and Debbie Fermor are a pretty laidback pair, and Hogg Hollow's friendly feel is testament to their charm.
Isabel, Original Traveller