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The Edge Mountain Retreat

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Bluff End, Hogsback 5721, South Africa
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The Edge Mountain Retreat
Ranked #3 of 5 Hogsback B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Durban, Kwazulu-natal, South Africa
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Views, walks, rest and superb cuisine. We could not have asked for more, with the staff appropriately unobtrusive but completely attentive. The restaurant meal was superb with the waitrons amongst the best we have experienced. I recommend a visit to Jenn for a de-stress massage session! The location is spectacular and the village is charming. It's worth the drive!

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ended up renting one of the fancy cabins near the edge of the cliff. It was quite romantic and magical, even when the rain sequestered us in front of the fireplace for the day. Everything was very comfortable. The self catering kitchen was serviceable but could use some additional features given the price of the room. The view is... More 

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Randburg, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We were here on honeymoon years ago and returned recently. It remains a phenomenal spot for a romantic breakaway! We stayed in the Thunderstone thatched rondavel, fantastic huge bed with feather duvet and fireplace. Big enough that you never feel claustrophobic even when the weather outside is cold, nice comfortable couches and a selection of books to entertain. I suggest... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is a magical place. Everything from the tree avenues to lounging on the porch while looking out on the valley created a wonderful ambiance. I don't use the adjective "spiritual" easily, but at The Edge that is really the vibe that I got. Om op die rand van die krans te wees en te kan aanvoel hoe die weer... More 

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Cape Town
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was my first trip back to Hogsback in more than twenty years. Still a beautiful getaway, far off the beaten track. We chose The Edge for its magnificent views and decent self-catering pricing. Our cottage was comfortable and spacious, with a small but practical fireplace . The beds were snug and comfortable, although our unit did not have electric... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A beautiful venue with a variety of accommodation to choose from. We stayed in Cliffside which was well stocked with the necessary utensils and very spacious. The view is spectacular and the double fire place, electric blankets and heated towel rails a very welcome addition in the cold Eastern Cape winter. The magnificent labyrinth on the property is stunning and... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Stayed here, and could not ask for a more beautiful, scenic, breathtaking views. The room was good.... but really you stay here for the phenomenal, breathtaking views. It was worth the hassle in finding the place. Would direct anyone to this place.-- I trvelled there a few years back, not sure what if anything has changed. Needed to put a... More 

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Steelpoort, South africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The cottage we got was lovely. Nice electric blankets, feather duvets and fire place and sherry. It is a self catering unit but as we were only gonna be there one night we opted to eat at the restaurant. I cannot remember that I ever had such bad food. Menu had good choices but quality was bad. The waiter could... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Hogsback is a special little piece of heaven, a veritable jewel in the crown of the already exquisite Amatola mountain range. It is an ideal getaway for any person wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. Visit it in spring to experience more shades of green than even the most creative artist could imagine, while in... More 

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
38 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We visited the edge riding Harley Davidsons and the road in and out is really not suited to a motorbike. It was difficult to find and certainly off the beaten track a little. However once there it was an enjoyable stay. The rooms are spread out and some are over 109 meters from the check in and restaurant area which... More 

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Address: Bluff End, Hogsback 5721, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Hogsback
Number of rooms: 20

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