Hog Hollow Country Lodge
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Jeffrey hätte auch Paul heißen können, oder Luke. Luke heißt wahrscheinlich aber sein Sohn, dessen Namen er zwischen Laura und Elisabeth auf seinen linken speckigen, pigmentverstörten Oberarm eingebrannt hat. Auf der rechten Seite liegt seine Frau. Wahrscheinlich Elisabeth, wahrscheinlich vor 20 Jahren auch noch schön und knackig. Heute hat sie wie …
The only problem with having a bedroom so close to the sea is the noise! I was up a few times throughout the night with the sound of the waves. The same sound that soothed me to sleep during the afternoon now had me up at 1am!
Yet again not a busy day at all. First stop The Plettenberg Bay hotel which is one of the top hotels in the area, …
My second day i desided to go see the montins and caves so i hade to dress warmer because i mite get a dit cold in the caves.I tock a toower bus and whent to the caves.When i got there it was cold and dark it was very scary.After we were done are touer we whent back to cafe and hade lunch and the cave touer was about 2 hours.We were done are lunch …
Allan - We woke up pretty cold today...must have been freezing overnight. We've found the transition from city living to the slower pace of the Garden Route a little hard to make, but the easy morning and properly fantastic view from the breakfast verandah helped us (poor souls, eh?!). The staff at Hog Hollow are clearly trained to answer to your …
We got up early as we had decided to book a trip to go whale watching in Plettenberg Bay and we had to be there for 9.30. We had breakfast and then set off in the car for Plet. We found the place, only to be told that we should have been there at 9 and the boat left at 9.30, so we had missed it as we had been about 5 mins late. We were both very …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hog Hollow Country Lodge Plettenberg Bay
My boyfriend's favourite accommodation on our trip was Whalesong Lodge (De Kelders) but mine was Hog Hollow. I just loved it. It's nestled in the forest, unbelievably helpful and friendly staff, great food, lovely rooms with lots of nice homely touches e.g. biscuits cooked by chef, CD player, big balcony overlooking forest with a hammock....
I loved eating with all the other guests in the evenings.
Fantastic proximity for walking, bungee jumping (!), sea kayaking, trips to Plett or Tsitsikamma. This is a fantastic area so allow plenty of time to do stuff but also to lounge around on the sofas or on the huge deck admiring the views.
This is a fantastic find! Firstly, the location is good, just outside Plettenberg Bay, in a small rural area containing some nice attractions (monkey sanctuary, elephant rescue, few shops, close to the Boukrans bungee jump etc.).
We stayed for 2 nights (which truly was not enough time) at the beginning of October as part of our honeymoon. If you are looking for some relaxing, private & unique accommodations, this is perfect! We had an individual cottage with large bath, living area and private balcony with unobstructed view of the trees. It even had it's own fireplace so that you could light a nice wood fire in your room. The bathroom was unique with glass shower and glass partition that could open to the balcony with no drapes! Everything was extremely clean and well kept.
The Hog Hollow is one of the most beautiful places in South Africa. We were lucky enough to stay here for 3 nights (honeymoon trip) and had the most fantastic stay you could wish for.
We stayed here for two nights as part of our honeymoon and I cannot say enough good things about the place. The room or should i say little house was brilliant with amazing views. I could rave on about the staff for ever, they were just brilliant, both helpful and friendly but in a totally genuine way, made us feel like we were staying with friends and the whole place was ours to enjoy. I couldn't reccommend this place enough, and I say all this even though it rained the whole time we were there!!!!! Oh and not to forget the food....YumYumYum
We were lucky enough to get the last room here for Easter Sunday and Monday, despite booking 7 months in advance. This place is described as 'special' in the Travelbag brochure, and how right they are.
what a place.......we spent 2 nights here as part of our honeymoon ..what an amazing special place...Its so good I nearly want to keep it secert so people dont know about it..
Hog Hollow is a fantastic find and highly recommended. It has a great location next to the national park and near stunning beaches, beautiful forest views. The main lodge is beautifully designed and furnished with a large terrace for dining on when the weather is fine. Our little cottage was lovely, a terrace with hammock, sitting room with log fire, bedroom wiht hot water bottles placed there each night - and a different bedtime story on the pillow each night - something I have never seen in other hotels. The staff could not do enough to help and were very knowledgable on the local area. The food was very good and everyone dines together at a long table, we met different people each night and it was very informal and pleasant. From the hotel you can walk through the forest - accompanied by the hotel dog! Only downside was that when we arrived they were completing renovation works and the swimming pool was closed and they were finishing decorating the interior of the main lodge and building some extra cottages. We were there only hte 2nd week of the season. We did complain as we had not been informed in advance and were given a free night accommodation and dinner (although had to chase this up when got home). This was a one off and the staff were very apologetic so please don't let that put you off, you can't fail to have a blissful time at Hog Hollow.
We spent three wonderful days at Hog Hollow last October. Our room was amazing. We had a little detached house down its own wooden walkway with a lovely bedroom with a fireplace, a covered verandah with a picture window and a big squashy leather sofa and a deck with a hammock so you could lie back and enjoy the stunnning views. The rooms were decorated with fascinating local scultures and paintings.