Hogsback is a little village hidden away, high up in the Amatola mountain range. It is surrounded by indigenous afromontane forest that provides a certain mystical, magical charm that soothes the spirit and rejuvenates the soul. The many hiking trails lead adventurous visitors past glorious waterfalls and past ancient trees. It is also home to the last remaining Cape parrots and the colourful Knysna Loerie. The majestic views and spectacular sunrises and sunsets can only fill you with wonder, peace and tranquility. It should be on everybody’s bucket list!
Break away to Hogsback, whether you are planning a romantic weekend, want to experience local arts or try some extreme mountain sports! Hogsback will cater for all your needs! Foodies will love all the quaint restaurants and eateries, where you can indulge in delectable unique cuisine, for every taste and budget!
If you need help with bookings, don’t hesitate to contact our Tourism Information Centre ( +27 (0)45 962 1245 ) or any of the welcoming establishments waiting to make your stay here in our quaint little village a memorable one!
Legend have it….
The Amatola Forest in the Hogsback area is often claimed as Bloemfontein born, JRR Tolkien’s inspiration for The Lord of the Rings and many Tolkienesque names can be found.
Hogsback initially provided home to the earlier English farming settlers after the frontier wars. Among the earlier settlers was Thomas Summerton, who was a gardener by trade. He is said to have planted many apple orchards, hazelnut avenues, berry fruit trees and many colourful flowering plants that have spread throughout the area.
Featured photo by Josef Steyn