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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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Cape Town
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
61 reviews 61 reviews
37 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Gordon's Bay
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Cliffside cottage is great. It is big and has lovely views when the mist clears. But be warned... go and enjoy the view immediately when you find it clear - the mist rises very quickly and it changes from clear view to white-out in minutes. The food in the restaurant was very good. Our only complaint was that the wood... More

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south africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

If you want to relax, go to Hogsback.Units are Beautiful!Try Heavens above,a must!We had breakfast there and it was stunning.The gardens are well kept and only a pleasure to stroll around in.Don't book for only one night you do need at least two nights!!

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Durban, South Africa
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We loved the view and gardens, it's so peaceful and beautiful! We were in a BnB room and found it comfortable.The food is outstanding! Dinner is terribly over priced but very good food non the less. We didn't find much to do in Hogsback but we enjoyed just relaxing at the Edge. You must make sure you see the view... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

We stayed over in one of the lovely double rooms on our way to Jeffreys Bay. Stunning little village with lovely restaurants and pubs. The restaurant at The Edge Mountain Retreat can do with a bit of renovation though. Staff very friendly and helpful. Will be back in winter for the Christmas in July weekend. Hope for snow. Imagine it... More

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Address: Bluff End, Hogsback 5721, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Hogsback

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Distinctly different! Lovely characterful, self-catering cottages, all with log fire-places, those on the edge of the cliff have some of the most spectacular views in SA. We also have B&B en-suite garden rooms. Cosy restaurant and bar with fire-places, serving delicious, mostly organic, locally grown fare. Great food and superb wines at excellent prices. 15 acres of beautiful gardens. Experience walking our acclaimed 'Labyrinth on the Edge'. ... more   less 
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