Escape to a beautiful private nature reserve in Tsitikama on South Africa's Garden Route. For the environmentally conscious holidaymaker, Hog Hollow Country Lodge offers the rare combination of real contemporary luxury and eco-responsible green thinking. A dedicated recycling programme has seen the lodge accredited with the Wilderness Foundation Green Leaf. Equally high on the agenda here though is your holiday happiness.
The Lodge, the resort’s social hub, overlooks the Matjites River Gorge and is divided into lounges that suit every mood. The Reading Room is your literary sanctuary with views of the Tsitsikama mountains and forest valley as inspirational as the words on the pages. The Pool Lounge opens out to the refreshing blue pool and its comfy recliners, while bird-lovers will enjoy watching the feathered friends who visit the fruit tree in the Ficus Lounge.
Children are more than welcome and are traeted to special turn downs each evening with a glass of milk and a gingerbread man. Babysitting can be arranged and there are children’s stories and a whole box of toys too.
The dining room table in The Main House is famously large and doubles as both a breakfast time planning station for the day’s activities, and a candlelit dining area laden with delicious dishes in the evening. Following a stimulating day exploring the region’s attractions, repair to The Boma for a nightcap accompanied by the soothing sounds of a crackling log fire.
The Hog Hollow Horse Trails join a wealth of activities at this resort that showcase the landscape’s charms. Saddle up and witness the vineyards, fynbo forests and open plains of the Tsitikama from a unique perspective.