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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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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited Hogsback many times over the years and have always wanted to stay at The Edge. We stayed at what I consider the nicest cottage 'Over The Edge'. A small 2 bed cottage right on the edge of the cliffs overlooking the gorgeous Hogsback valleys and mountains. Accommodation was clean and airy with lots of windows to see the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would highly recommend to anyone looking for home comforts slightly removed from the bustle. The staff are friendly (like everyone in Hogsback) and helpful and the place has a wonderfully relaxed and unstuffy atmosphere. Noteworthy is that it's dog friendly and the restaurant has some great meals.

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Sandton, South Africa
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I visited this establishment twice this year and I loved every second of it. Every little nook and cranny towards The Edge seems to have a magickal and mystical feel to it. I loved the Labyrinth and standing on the viewing platform which is "The Edge". Friendly hostess and restaurant staff. Food was excellent as well.

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Durban, Kwazulu-natal, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 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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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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