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Hog Hollow Country Lodge

Askop Road P.O. Box 503, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay 6600 South Africa
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#3 of 5 lodges in The Crags
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Boating
Hiking
Books, DVDs, music for children
Parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Canoeing offsite
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Indoor play area for children
Highchairs available
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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Washington White wrote a review Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom26 contributions41 helpful votes
What a find! We have stayed in some of the best hotels across the world and I don’t think I have ever experienced service like this. From washing your car to offering to tumble dry your damp clothes, nothing is too much trouble. It’s discreet, polite and utterly charming. The setting is captivating with fabulous views across the valley. Rooms are spacious, frequently serviced and have lovely balconies. The pool area is also lovely with plenty of sun beds and space to stretch out. The food is good and there is plenty of it; breakfast is an absolute treat. The location is ideal for those looking to explore the Garden Route with Plettenberg an easy 10 minute drive away. If you are looking for accommodation within the Plettenberg area then I would look no further than Hog Hollow. The Garden Route has plenty of good value accommodation but this has to be one of the best - for service alone I would give this place 5*.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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30chrisp30 wrote a review Feb 2024
Norfolk, United Kingdom64 contributions40 helpful votes
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What a delightful place. Getting out of the car you wonder where the hotel is and once you walk through the “forest” archway and down a slope you are met with a delightful reception, dining room and outdoor seating Further down there are bungalows, beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you need including some lovely touches such as bedtime story books The staff are wonderful, food great and nothing is too much trouble Make this your centre for exploring the area and you won’t be disappointed
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tracy K wrote a review Jan 2024
Winkfield, United Kingdom78 contributions25 helpful votes
Simply Heavenly. The location took our breath away; Wilderness as far as the eye can see and nestled amongst the most awe-inspiring fauna and flora. This gem is something to behold. The attentive staff were first class and at your beck and call for every wish your heart desires. Thank you Hog Hollow for an amazing holiday.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kate J wrote a review Jan 2024
Gosforth, United Kingdom13 contributions5 helpful votes
Hard to know what to mention first ! The staff are absolutely amazing, trying to help as much as they can , also advising and booking activities as well as making g sure you have everything you need at the Lodge . The lodges are scrupulously clean -as are all the public places. The breakfast is so delicious, beautifully prepared and presented , impossible to eat it all . Lastly but definitely not least the stunning views from the main veranda cannot be adequately described. Highly recommend this hotel
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Only thing are the power cuts which are common throughout SA but hotel can often give you...
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Abwald wrote a review Jan 2024
7 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed here for a few nights and were here for New Years Eve. The staff were friendly and helpful throughout our stay. We enjoyed getting to know other guests as we were sat with others for our evening meal. The menu choices were good and there was an extensive wine list to choose from. We were definitely full after our 3 course meals. The facilities are the lodge are good and despite the weather being cloudy and wet we did make use of the pool and sauna. It was lovely having a bedtime story and a sweet treat left on our pillows. Thank you to the staff at Hog Holllow for helping us to make memorable memories.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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anne t wrote a review Nov 2023
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Everything was absolutely perfect and the service was outstanding. Best place we have stayed in in S.A. We loved everything about it. The staff were remarkable without being too intrusive. Really enjoyed the food and wine. And the breakfast well presented. If I had any criticism, it would be the inevitable food waste at breakfast...as each person/table has a complete spread from every option of the continental breakfast and so what you don't want (and there is a lot!) is binned which is wasteful and upsetting as unnecessary.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Helen R wrote a review Nov 2023
9 contributions1 helpful vote
Unique property offering individual private villas complete with balcony and fire place. Meals were amazing and cost effective and offered in the lovely dining room or on the deck overlooking the forest. Great location to explore the surrounding attractions.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Was impressed that they washed our car each morning. Did have some power outages but did not...
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MARK R wrote a review Nov 2023
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This is a very nice eco-friendly lodge. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. Could have done with a little bit more light at night to help guide you to your cabin or could provided guest with a torch. Set in beautiful surroundings in the middle of the forest so perfect for bird watching and fully immersing yourself in nature. Also like the complimentary car wash service. Cappuccinos, lattes and espressos was offered at breakfast so we thought it was included as part of breakfast was not told that it was chargeable until we received our bill on checking out. Would definitely stay here again and recommend this place for a beautiful stay in relaxing surroundings.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Joanna Melton-Butler, General Manager at Hog Hollow Country Lodge
Responded 15 Nov 2023
Thank you so much for bringing that to our attention. We are supposed to let you know that it's only filter coffee and/or Ceylon tea which is complimentary at breakfast, and we apologise for not doing so. We have amended the breakfast and dinner menus to reflect what beverage is complimentary and which is not and also the price. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to you coming back to stay, this time with all the information at your fingertips.
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4_Wandering_Walkers wrote a review Oct 2023
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom60 contributions56 helpful votes
Second visit to Hog Hollow after a 9 year gap and it’s just as good as ever. Such a beautiful setting, stunning views from your balcony, the main deck or the pool area. The staff have changed of course, but they were every bit as attentive and friendly as last time. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was excellent.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Mumof2girls2013 wrote a review Oct 2023
Durham, United Kingdom66 contributions45 helpful votes
Hogs Hollow is a gorgeous lodge in the Crags. The rooms are large, spotlessly clean and very well appointed. But the biggest selling point is the staff. They truly are the most lovely people. Nothing was too much trouble. They took the time to talk to us and get to know us. They were very keen to offer tips and suggestions on where we should go. They helped us sort out whale watching excursion when the time changed They advised on tide times etc. Just everything was absolutely perfect. The monkeys were so funny and a real bonus for our stay - although understand they are very naughty!! So I can't recommend Hogs Hollow enough !
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,752 - R 4,873 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hog hollow country hotel plettenberg bay
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapePlettenberg BayThe Crags
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hog Hollow Country Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Hog Hollow Country Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary (1.5 km), Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre (1.6 km), and Birds of Eden (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hog Hollow Country Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hog Hollow Country Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hog Hollow Country Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hog Hollow Country Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hog Hollow Country Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Peppermill Cafe, Bramon Boutique Wine Estate, and Thyme and Again Farm Stall, Bakery, Coffee Shop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hog Hollow Country Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hog Hollow Country Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Hog Hollow Country Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Timber Shed (12.9 km) and Van Plettenberg Beacon (12.9 km).
Does Hog Hollow Country Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.