Located high up in the stunning beautiful Amatola Mountains, the hamlet of Hogsback is reminiscent of a bygone era, where life is slow and tranquil and one can enjoy the beauty of nature at its best.
Feed your soul at Laragh-on-Hogsback where nature is timeless and infinite. Relax on your covered patio; listen to the sounds of the forest around you – birdsongs in the morning, the chirping of insects in the evening.
Enjoy the stupendous full moon rising over the three Hogs or get-up early and watch the glorious sunrises. Gaze at Tor Doone in anticipation of your walks to the several waterfalls set amongst one of the few sub-tropical mountain forests left in South Africa.
* Wall heaters in bathrooms.
* Bathroom with walk-in showers and rain shower rose except Magnolia which has a bath with shower.
* Double volume, open-plan living area leading to a private covered deck.
* Weber braai, patio table and chairs.
* Optional services:
- Continental breakfast - served in your room
- Guided bird watching tours with Hogsback’s premier birder.
We are less than 1km from the Village of Hogsback.
Hogsback is a nature lover's paradise - a mountain hamlet surrounded by the Elandsberg, Amathole Mountains, the Hogs - 3 mountains with ridges that resemble the 'bristles' of a Hog - and Gaika's Kop. It is in the heart of Frontier Country where the 8th Frontier war was started.
In Room Facilities:
* Each cottage is self-contained with separate entrances and entertainment decks designed to ensure your privacy and comfort, and sleeps a maximum of 4 guests in 2 bedrooms.
* Two bedrooms – main bedroom downstairs and a loft bedroom upstairs.
* Electric blankets on all beds – all linen & towels provided.
* Closed combustion wood burning fireplaces.
* First basket of firewood supplied, thereafter charged.
* 40” flat screen TV’s with DSTV - Mnet, all movie & sports channels.
* Fully equipped kitchens with large fridge/freezer, microwave oven, 4-plate gas hob and under-counter oven.
Walking trails through the forests include the Big Tree - a 300-year-old Yellow Wood. The Arboretum - a living museum of the different trees found in Hogsback - is en route to the 39-steps waterfall, one of the many spectacular waterfalls to visit. The Amathole trail - a grueling 6-day hike - ends in Hogsback near the Swallow Tail waterfall. Abseiling is an option at the popular Madonna & Child waterfall. Kettle Spout waterfall offers panoramic views across the Tyume Valley.
There are over 200 species of birds including the endangered Cape Parrot. Look out for the rare Samango monkey. For the more active, there are mountain bikes for hire, fly-fishing on the nearby farms, and horse riding.