Hog Hollow Country Lodge

Reviews of Hog Hollow Country Lodge

Excellent(94%) From 29 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 29 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 from Twickenham
Arrived on: 17-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Stunning views

This is a lovely lodge with stunning views across the wooded ravine. The lodges are extremely comfortable, with lovely touches like a short African story book and a chocolate on your pillow every night. They have a fire pit in the evenings on the terrace and a delightful dining room where you can choose to sit with other guests. The food is good.

The swimming pool area is gorgeous. We walked down into the ravine and up the other side to visit the bird sanctuary. However, The elephant sanctuary is very expensive and not worth it!

Would definitely like to have stayed longer.

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Mrs J. from Bristol
Arrived on: 17-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely stay at Hog Hollow

A very beautiful lodge in a great position. Our room was enormous, with a large wooden terrace (great for stargazing) and everything you could need including a wood burning stove. Food was great - I could get used to sparkling wine at breakfast! There is a nice walk down through the valley.One evening it was cold and we went to bed to find hot water bottles. Can't wait to go back when the weather is better!

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Mr R & Mrs M - Cape Namibia and Bots
Arrived on: 10-Mar-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hog Hollow Country Lodge review

We had an excellent stay here which we wished could have been longer 2 days could have been 3 or 4 .

The staff were very friendly which seemed to be contagious as all the guests mixed and led to a party atmosphere. Maybe it helped that we were all Brits! It is a very good idea to provide an opportunity for everyone to sit round the table together.

Interesting walk to an amazing bird sanctuary and monkey sanctuary provided exercise and entertainment.

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Professor and Mrs M - Staffordshire
Arrived on: 25-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Hog Hollow Country Lodge review

Hog Hollow was disappointing. The 'poor' rating reflects the fact that it isn't a cheap place to stay - similar in cost to Angala but not comparable in standard and not anywhere near as well looked after. The setting is stunning, but the lodge is let down by an apparent lack of maintenance and continual investment.

The chairs on the breakfast balcony were of the plastic garden variety, replaced during our stay by new Ikea - type plastic chairs, Our room was good internally and had a big balcony deck, which was spoilt as the trees in front were overgrown and obstructed the view. The only furniture on the very large deck was a small, worn and uncomforatble two seat garden 'sofa' (again rather like IKEA furniture). There was rubbish under the deck and a plastic bag caught in the tree in front of our balcony, possibly as a result of monkey mischief, but none of it was removed even after we told staff.

Some other people staying said it was 'lovely', others, like us, weren't impressed.

Four nights was too long for a stay here unless you wanted to visit rather artificial attractions such as monkey sanctuaries and 'elephant contact experiences' (we didn't).

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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
Overall:
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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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