The Edge Hogsback Self-Catering & B&B Cottages Hogsback Eastern Cape
is situated in the Amatola Mountains of the Eastern Cape Province, about
1300m above sea level. By road from Queenstown (to the north), Grahamstown
(to the south) and East London (to the east), it is approximately one and a
half hours drive. Hogsback, with its wonderful mountains, spectacular views,
mystical forests, swirling mists, beautiful birds, butterflies and
mushrooms, and its often glorious sunsets, has an air of enchantment and
tranquility all of its own. It is the ideal holiday destination for nature
lovers. Hogsback is well known for its beautiful spring, summer and autumn
gardens. It often snows in winter and this is always a reason for much
excitement and celebration!
Once in Hogsback, you are surrounded by mountains and indigenous forests with waterfalls and magical streams. You can explore Hogsback by means of hiking trails, short or long walks, leisurely drives, or by mountain bike. Hosts can organize horseriding and mountain bike hire. There are superb hikes and mountain bike rides through beautiful indigenous forests, along magical forest streams, past some stunning waterfalls, with spectacular views of the mountains and the valley below. We can organize trout fishing in various dams in Hogsback. There are two game reserves within 60kms of Hogsback. At the local hotels there are swimming pools, a tennis court and bowling green, which may be used with permission.
“The Edge”: At "The Edge", hosts have 12 cottages in the large 15 acre garden of a private property. From the edge of the cliff, which runs along the side of the property, there are spectacular views of surrounding mountains and a deep gorge with beautiful indigenous forest and fascinating swirling mists and cloud formations.
• Spectacular views
• Lots and lots of character
• Fully equipped self-catering cottages
• A beautiful garden setting
• Braai facilities and Fire wood
• Honeymoon Specials
• "Tea Thyme": our garden tearoom provides yummy breakfasts, teas, lunches, and dinner on request
• The Labyrinth: Come and experience walking our acclaimed Chartres design Labyrinth, one of the largest in the world
"Over the Edge" Thatched Rondavel - Tucked away on the edge of the cliff, this romantic and cozy, private thatched rondavel has the most spectacular views, a king size bed with feather duvet, two comfy old leather chairs in front of the log fire, charming old furniture and an abundance of character. It has an open plan kitchen and separate bathroom. Perfect for honeymoons or romantic getaways!
"Thunderstone" Thatched Rondavel - This luxurious, rondavel is furnished with beautiful old furniture, and is only meters away form the edge of the cliff and has the best view in Hogsback! Look over the gorge at indigenous rain forests and waterfalls, even from the king size bed with its feather duvet! Sip a glass of wine on the veranda or in front of the log fire and watch the spectacular sunsets, and birds of prey, Cape Parrots and Louries as they make their way back to their nests. The rondavel has an open plan kitchen and a bathroom with a double shower. The ideal hideaway for honeymooners and romantics wanting something extra special.
“Heaven's Above!" - Thatched Cottage - This is our most special cottage. It is perched on the edge of the cliff and indigenous forest and has an unbelievably dramatic view, even from the lovely deep bath! It is luxuriously furnished with king-size bed, feather duvet, and two comfy leather couches to relax on in front of the log fireplace. Commune with nature on the beautiful wooden deck (which takes you right to "the edge") while marveling at the spectacular views! The perfect spot for breakfast, a sundowner, or to simply relax and soak up the sun. This must be one of the best locations in the country. Seeing is believing! Perfect for honeymooners!
"Lavender" Thatched Rondavel - This luxurious, large rondavel is really exceptional, and ideal for celebrating a special occasion. Surrounded by large trees and lavender, it overlooks the formal, walled rose and herb garden. It has a luxurious king size bed with feather duvet and mohair blanket, beautiful old furniture including a comfortable old leather lounge suite in front of the log fire. It has an open plan kitchen and a bathroom with a double shower. Enjoy the beautiful garden setting or take a 50m stroll to the edge of the cliff and admire the view.
"Fire-Fly" Cottage - Close to the edge, this luxurious, romantic and cosy cottage for two also has spectacular views, two comfy chairs in front of the log fire-place, a king-size bed with feather duvet, and a huge bath big enough for two! The veranda, from where you can sit and watch swirling mists and beautiful sunsets, also has an undercover braai.
"Stargazer" Cottage - 'Stargazer' is a lovely, cosy thatched cottage with beautiful views from every room. It has two bedrooms both en-suite. One bedroom has a double bed, the other, two single beds. All the beds have fluffy feather duvets and electric blankets. The comfortable lounge and diningroom has a huge stone fireplace, and together with the thatched roof and beautiful old furniture, "Stargazer" cottage has a lovely, relaxed feeling. It also has fully equipped kitchen, and veranda with undercover braai.
"Sugar-Bird" Cottage - This is a two bedroom cottage with open plan living area and separate bathroom. It has a queen-size bed in the one room and two single beds in the other. It has a log fire, old world furniture, and lots of character. It is a short stroll to the edge of the cliff, which is the perfect spot for sundowners or to simply relax with a good book!
"Kudu Shack" - is a small and snug cottage for two. It has a double bed, two comfortable chairs in front of the log fire, fully equipped open plan kitchen and separate bathroom with a shower. It is a short stroll to the edge of the cliff and fantastic views.
Daedalus' Shelter and Minos' Keep - In Greek mythology, Daedalus built the Labyrinth in which King Minos kept his Minataur (half man and half bull). Close to our Labyrinth, these two separate, lovely cosy cottages each sleep two and are only a 50m stroll to the edge of the cliff and the viewsight. Both cottages have beautiful old furniture, en-suite bedrooms, open plan living areas with a fire place, and are fully equipped for self-catering. Daedalus' Shelter has two single beds, and Minos' Keep has a queensize bed. All beds have snug feather duvets.
Birch Wood and Apple Tree Cottages - These two garden cottages are semi-detached. Each unit has its own en-suite bathroom with shower, and a fully equipped kitchen. Each sleeps two, Birch Wood has a double bed and Apple Tree has two single beds, side by side. Both are very comfortably furnished, have cosy feather duvets, and a comfy couch between the bed and the log fireplace. Each has its own braai area. The cottages are about 150 meters from the viewpoint.
En- Suite Rooms: Ideal for overnight or short stays, this row of 4 en-suite rooms each has its own entrance. The bathrooms have showers, not baths. These rooms are not equipped for self-catering, but each has a kettle, cups, and tea and coffee. Bedding and towels are provided. The rooms do not have TV's. Three rooms have double beds and one has 2 single beds. Guests are welcome to use the lounge and dining area at Tea Thyme.
Rates per room per night, specials, seasons, meals, children policy: on request
|"Over the Edge" Thatched Rondavel|
|"Thunderstone" Thatched Rondavel|
|“Heaven's Above!" - Thatched Cottage|
|"Lavender" Thatched Rondavel|
|Daedalus' Shelter and Minos' Keep|
|Birch Wood and Apple Tree Cottages|
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