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The Edge Mountain Retreat

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Bluff End, Hogsback 5721, South Africa
The Edge Mountain Retreat
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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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Brussels, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Edge for 2 nights in July. I would never stay here again and would recommend to avoid this place. We stayed in one of the B&B garden rooms. However this is just a pretty name. In reality these are motel like rooms that even lack basic hygiene. We arrived at 2:30 pm, half an hour after... More 

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Grahamstown, South Africa
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Hogsback a bit and always felt everything needed a good wipe and the service was glacier slow- but not this time. Our lovely garden room- cherry blossom was a real treat. Electric blankets, a panel heater and a fireplace helped keep us warm but the bathroom is a fridge and could use a heated towel rail. Even... More 

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Grahamstown, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The edge offers wonderful food with an amazing view of the valley. If you enjoy good food and wonderful views, this is a very good option. The edge has so much more to offer! And definitely a place to visit

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Port Elizabeth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stunning views. Well kept cottage, neat and clean. Double-sided wood burning fireplace between lounge and bed, is perfect for those cold winter nights and with such a view, sundowners on the deck is a must. The staff is friendly and accommodating, they really make you feel welcome. Well worth the money money spent, will definitely return.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I came to The Edge for three days of writing with 10 other colleagues. We were looking for uninterrupted quiet and the kind of ambience that encourages productivity. We found it. The weather was gloomy (perfect for writing) but cleared in the evenings for beautiful walks to take in the stunning scenery. The rooms are adequate and no complaints there... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

What could be paradise found in beautiful Hogsback was spoiled by poor housekeeping and a lack of attention to detail. The room does not get serviced every day unless expressly asked for, the gas heater cylinder was empty (we admittedly did not report this but chose to get into bed instead), and only one hand towel was provided despite a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Arriving at The Edge takes some time since it's really on the edge of the village, a gravel road leads you to the accommodation. The complex is quite nice, gives a bit of a camp like feeling. We've booked a room, which was OK at first sight. After 2 nights unfortunately the room wasn't that good at all. If the... More 

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Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We really love the place and it wasn't our first visit in Hogsback. We stayed in the Cliffside cottage with breathtaking views. Unfortunately, there are some negative points. We arrived at 2 pm and made a request several days before to check in at that time. The cottage was not ready. We went to the restaurant for some afternoon snack... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Wonderful rondavel to stay in and very peaceful. Ideal. For a romantic getaway. You won't be bothered with any noise, nature only. Breakfast at that time was a bit limited, as there was 3 options to choose from - all quite bit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was my second visit to this beautiful, laid back country hotel set in the picturesque village of Hogsback. We spent 4 nights in Lavender cottage and two nights at Thunderstone. I cannot rate The Edge highly enough. With Wouter and Pieter's friendly smiles and the fantastic Tricia at reception, always willing to assist us in any way possible, The... More 

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