Hog Hollow Country Lodge

Reviews of Hog Hollow Country Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 25 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 25 of our travellers who have visited Hog Hollow Country Lodge , and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs V - Surrey
Arrived on: 30-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Sociability encouraged at Hog Hollow

Just fabulous.

Walks nearby and so much else to do in this area. We planned to spend time in the nearby parks but the staff suggested other more entertaining options (boating on the Keurbooms!)

Staff great and so helpful. food excellent and a real effort to get the safari campfire feeling before the evening meal. Delightful room with amazing views.

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Dr & Mrs S - Cheshire
Arrived on: 8-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Hog Hollow Country Lodge review

Excellent location overlooking open countryside.

We very much enjoyed the communal evening dining. It was very nice to meet and talk with other guests.

Service was particularly good, even by South African standards

There are many steps throughout the property, and it is certainly not wheelchair friendly, and could be a problem for someone with limited mobility.

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Mr & Mrs H - York
Arrived on: 7-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Could be so much better

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hog Hollow. However the place was established over 20 years ago and the fabric and furnishing in the lodges was looking worn. The disappointing thing there was the view from our balconies. The shrubs and trees are so overgrown that there was virtually no outlook despite what their website "promised". When we commented to the manager on leaving it was made obvious that no action would be taken.

Such a disappointment as otherwise the place was excellent.

The locality around was good with lots to do and see.

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Mr & Mrs S - York
Arrived on: 7-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Hog Hollow Plettenberg.

A good location with excellent staff. The rooms were good but in need of updating and the surrounding vegetation needed pruning to allow more light and visibility.

The safe was not usable as it wes not secured to the wall and despite reporting it it was not dealt with. Otherwise it was a pleasant stay and again the staff were very attentive.

A nice touch was the car was washed every morning as part of their service.

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Mr & Mrs F from London
Arrived on: 16-Nov-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hog Hollow Country Lodge review

Lovely spot

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Ms & Mr. T - London
Arrived on: 1-Jan-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Hog Hollow Country Lodge review

A different style again and a very lengthy reception. The lady in charge is a bit of a star, you do things her way which is fine but after a dusty drive, you'd like to have your room and a shower.

Once we got to the room, it was very pretty and nicely designed, getting a bit worn in places in the bathroom though.

Dinner was a scream as peoples food got mixed up but it sorted in the end. We slept well, breakfast was brilliant and we felt revived and really to push on.

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Mr & Mrs F from Glastonbury
Arrived on: 29-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Exceptional stay at Hog Hollow Country Lodge

Excellent accommodation in a private chalet. Service from the staff could not have been better. When we had a very wet day they went out of their way to ensure we were warm and comfortable: it was no hardship to stay at the Lodge all day!.

When we had problems with our car they even made the phone calls to the car hire company for us.

The location is amazing, possibly unique and certainly very, very different. It feels like you are in the tree canopy. Food also top quality.

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Ms H and Family - Roke, Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 8-Apr-2014 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Happy to be back at Hog Hollow

This is our second visit and just as wonderful as the last year. We stayed a little longer (4 nights) as there is just so much to do in the area and the lodge is so friendly. Room was delightful, staff are brilliant and the food delicious. Carmen, the manager, was ever so helpful sorting out bookings for us. It is a great place to stay with kids as they have lots of nice touches for them - cookies and milk, beach towels and toys, etc. We didn't go horse riding this year but did last year and it was great.

What we love about this area is there is so much to do - The Elephant Sanctuary, The Monkey Sanctuary and the Bird Park. Storm River is a great day out (try a short walk along the Otter Trail - the views are awesome). We also spent some time at Robberg which was stunning. The highlight was a walk with a cheetah for those of us taller than 1.5 meters. Incredible experience.

So Hog Hollow plus the activities make for a truly great stay. We will be back!

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Mr and Mrs M from Farnham
Arrived on: 25-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Exellent location to explore the Craggs

We really loved Hog Hollow - it was one of the highlights of our holiday. The staff are excellent and do all they can to ensure you have a great time. They booked visits for us - walking with Cheetahs and they also gave advice about local places of interest. If you walk to a local place of interest from Hog Hollow, then all you need to do is call and they will collect you!

One of the things we really loved was the evening dinner - all the guests meet for cocktails sat around the open fire and then are sat around a huge table for dinner- a great opportunity to meet other travellers and swap stories, experience and advice. Can't believe that a member of staff went round the table and introduced us all with no notes about names! Food was excellent too!

It was the only accommodation that didn't provide bath robes - perhaps a thought for the team at Hog Hollow?

There is lots to see at The Crags so worth at least a couple of days - preferably 3.

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Mr & Mrs W from Texas
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Hog Hollow Country Lodge review

If we had stayed longer there were a multitude of activities we could have participated in but did not. A very pleasant and appealing facility and quite surprised with the wonderful facilities.

The food was outstanding.

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