Hog Hollow Country Lodge

Reviews of Hog Hollow Country Lodge

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Below are independent comments from 21 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 W from Aberdeen
Arrived on: 6-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Hog Hollow review

Hog Hollow was my favorite place, the rooms are spectacular, we especially enjoyed lighting a fire in the evenings when it got a bit cool. The food was excellent with great service.

We left wanting to stay longer as the area has so much too offer. I am sure we will return for another stay at Hog Hollow.

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Mr C from York
Arrived on: 3-Feb-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Hog Hollow review

The highlight of the various places we stayed.

The service was excellent and non intrusive. They were very good at helping us plan our activities. The situation of the swimming pool was lovely.

The food was very good and we enjoyed the communal eating in the evening.

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Mr and Mrs L - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 24-Dec-2009 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Christmas Day a dip in the pool

Hog Hollow was the most african of this trip - much of the Cape and Garden route are more European than african, so we were delighted to be here. The staff were very attentive and their ability to remember each guest's name simply amazing.

The whole team wanted their guests to enjoy not only their stay at Hog Hollow but also the surrounding area - great emphasis was spent each morning to help us with plans, provide us with maps, directions, picnics, sun umbrellas - what ever they knew we may need. They also helped us get off the tourist route which is difficult on the Garden Route at Christmas - again great walking country.

The rooms are delightful - we couldn't decide whether to sit in the hammock, the beanbag or the sofa. We loved the provision of a CD player and the wide open doors - these were fun as you couldn't leave them open for too long without the Monkey's arriving - one tried to come in whilst we were showering !! And if its a bit chilly, which it wasn't for us - you could light your own fire - how romantic is that.

The grounds are delightul but beware if you are a little unsteady on your feet - there are some steep paths. not a problem for us, but could be for some.

The food was good but not excellent - as it was Christmas we stayed in every night but another time we may try some other local places. We enjoyed the dining arrangements being all around one table but it is reliant on fellow travellers enjoying it too for good conversation. We were lucky and had good company most evenings.

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Ms S & Mr P - Suffolk
Arrived on: 25-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Hog Hollow

We had a great time and I have no doubt that we will return again!

Bathrobes would make the rooms perfect.

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Ms S & Mr P - Suffolk
Arrived on: 29-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Hog Hollow

A great place in all ways, we will go back

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Mr and Mrs LS - Dorset
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hog Hollow - what a treasure!

Certainly has the wow factor! The setting, the rooms, the staff, everything was excellent.

Although it was full, it never felt crowded and nothing was too much trouble. We wished we could have stayed there longer as there was so much to do in the area. Might just be forced to go back in the near future! Being selfish we don't want it to become so well-known that you have to book years in advance!

Some very nice touches like the hammocks on the balconies, the drinks bars by the pool and the staff's efforts to remember everyone's name. Quite a feat!

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Mr and Mrs O - Somerset
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Hog Hollow in the rain

This is a high class operation but we arrived in the rain, it rained overnight and we left in the rain. We probably missed some of the scenery due to the rain but our room actually had little view across the gorge on whose side it was perched.

We ate and drank well, the other guests (mostly honeymooners from Ireland) were great fun and the food was very good. It failed however to make the sort of impact of Klippe Rivier or other places we stayed at. Perhaps the staff were a little over attentive with knapkins being refolded while a guest went outside for a smoke during dinner?

It is a lovely place, one is well looked after but....

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Mr and Mrs Owl
Arrived on: 6-Apr-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fabulous location, great food

A wonderful place. Lovely views from the individual lodges whidh are furnished to a high standard. Again the people were so friendly and helpful. We had intended to dine out for one of the evenings but the food and atmosphere at Hog Hollow were so good that we dined in every evening.

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Mr. & Mrs. F - Co. Cork, Ireland
Arrived on: 8-Dec-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Too many honeymoon couples, felt a bit crowded. did not need all the luxury extras.

Great location, staff were very helpful

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Squacco heron party - Rickmansworth
Arrived on: 13-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Wonderful in all respects.

We enjoyed a great welcome on our return. The staff are lovely and go out of their way to be helpful. The situation is gorgeous.

Even the monkeys trying to help themselves to our breakfasts are a great cause for amusement. There is plenty to do in the neighbourhood but equally good for those who might wish to stay in and relax.

This has been our third visit and it remains our favourite place in South Africa.

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