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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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Rating summary
  • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We stayed in Heavens Above which is a really lovely, cosy and romantic cottage. The views are spectacular, its a pity we only got to see it on our first day as from then on we woke up literally in the clouds every day after that. We made do with sitting in front of the fireplace after that. Wood was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Loved everything about the Edge. Friendly, welcoming and helpful reception. Stayed overnight in one of the comfortable, immaculate, clean, well equipped en-suite rooms. Beautiful gardens. A Labyrinth to keep you amused. Fantastic views. The inclusive breakfast menu offered choices not normally associated with a B&B and all cooked to order - wonderful. We were treated to a great value wine... More 

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East London, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stayed here in December 2014 in one of the 2 person garden cottages (Peach). We found the cottage very quaint and charming. We were very comfotable and would have loved it to have been winter so we could fire up the indoor fireplace. We are seasoned Hogsback explorers, and for some reason this was our first time staying at... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

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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