Hog Hollow Country Lodge

One of my favourite properties on the Garden Route! This 4 star lodge is located on the edge of the Matjies River Gorge, 18 kms out of Plettenberg Bay and it offers a breath-taking view of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

The rooms are decorated in vibrant bright coloured fabrics and kept in a comfortable African style, all units have a spacious bathroom and a terrace as well as a view onto the trees.

You can enjoy the same view from the pool and pool deck which invites guests to relax and cool off on a hot summer’s day.

There’s a big terrace in the main building which is almost like an outdoor lounge. What I really liked was the fire pit on the terrace which is great in summer and in winter, always nice to have a fire on in the evening! Very South African… 🙂

The restaurant at Hog Hollow serves breakfast, lunch and dinners. Normally there’s a children’s meal for dinner already included while the parents can order from the a la carte menu.

There’s a long dinner table where guests are seated all together and can chat about their travel experiences. This might not be everyone’s cup of tea, so if you prefer to enjoy a quiet evening with your loved ones only, a private table will be arranged for you.

The lodge offers great horse trail activities for everyone from beginners to advanced riders. You actually drive past the horse stables on your way to the lodge. One can walk comfortably to Birds of Eden and Monkeyland and then get a lift back to Hog Hollow afterwards.

This is a lovely place to just relax and put your feet up but also be close to some of the most beautiful nature sites that South Africa has to offer. Definitely worth recommending!