Set to a mountain backdrop close to Plettenberg Bay, this spectacular lodge makes the most of its breathtaking surrounds.

Gaze out across the amazing vistas of indigenous forest to the magnificent Tsitsikamma Mountains from this stunning rural lodge. Found just outside Plettenberg Bay with its variety of restaurants, exciting whale-watching trips and pristine beaches, this delightful and peaceful lodge sits in a private nature reserve. There's an intimate atmosphere, created by the sociable dining set up and the local, longstanding staff that make this lodge such a wonderful place for embracing the wildness of the surrounding forest canopy.

Dining at the lodge is an authentic experience. On a clear day, you can enjoy delicious farmhouse breakfasts out on the wooden deck overlooking the forests as you listen to the call of monkeys and birds. In cooler weather, breakfast is served inside by the fireplace. As the day fades, head to the dining area at the main house and enjoy superb food in the company of your fellow guests. Wi-Fi is available in the lodge's public areas, but the rural setting means the signal can be weak in rooms and guests looking for a digital detox will be glad to know there are no TVs in rooms. This lodge is all about getting back to nature. You can explore nearby forests, river valleys and beaches, go horse riding on the many trails with the local school while adventure seekers can try the world’s highest commercial bridge bungee jump.

The unique African suites feature a contemporary yet classic design with earthy tones complemented by splashes of colour. Each suite has king-size or twin beds, a fan and a private wooden deck with varying views – the ideal spot to while away your afternoon basking in wonderful tranquillity or making friends with a visiting monkey.

Boutique Hotel

Boutique Hotel

Intimate and tranquil, these smaller hotels offer a warm welcome and excellent personalised service. They are hideaway havens that offer the perfect place to unwind, wherever the destination.

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Key information

In a remote forested spot approx. 12 miles from the beaches, shops and restaurants of Plettenberg Bay

Airport transfer time: Approx. 1¼ hours from George airport
Rooms: 16

Good to know

Seating here is communal for the famously sociable dinners, but if this is not your thing, there are some intimate, smaller areas for private dining, so please just ask. The Hog Hollow Villa is a spacious three-bedroomed house, bookable on request.

Accommodation information

16 suites, 2 villas

Activities

• Head off to explore on one of the 50 chartered walks • Set out on a thrilling horse ride from the lodge* • Pay a visit to nearby Monkeyland or Birds of Eden* • For the adventurous, test your nerves at the world’s highest bungee jump* • Enjoy a day out by pretty Plettenberg Bay • Go on a superb winelands trail by horseback or horse-drawn carriage*

Dining

Restaurant with outdoor terrace

What's included

Breakfast at the restaurant

*Denotes local charge