About Hogsback

A picture of the 3 hogs in hogsback

Hogsback is a little village hidden away, high up in the Amatola mountain range. It is surrounded by indigenous afromontane forest that provides a certain mystical, magical charm that soothes the spirit and rejuvenates the soul. The many hiking trails lead adventurous visitors past glorious waterfalls and past ancient trees. It is also home to most of the last remaining Cape Parrots and the colourful Touraco (Knysna Loerie). The majestic views and spectacular sunrises and sunsets can only fill you with wonder, peace and tranquility. This should be on everybody’s bucket list!

Break away to Hogsback, whether you are planning a romantic weekend, want to experience local arts and crafts or try some extreme mountain sports! Hogsback will cater for all your needs! Foodies will love all the quaint restaurants and eateries, where you can indulge in delectable unique cuisine, for every taste and budget!

To make an inquiry about any of the amazing stays here on the mountain, please use our accommodation page. Plan your next visit, by seeing what upcoming events will be taking place or go extreme by booking your next fun adventure!

Legend has it….
The Amatola Forest in the Hogsback area is often claimed as Bloemfontein born, JRR Tolkien’s inspiration for The Lord of the Rings and many Tolkienesque names can be found.

Hogsback initially was home to the earlier English farming settlers after the frontier wars. Among the earlier settlers was Thomas Summerton, who was a gardener by trade. He is said to have planted many apple orchards, hazelnut avenues, berry fruit trees and many colourful flowering plants that have spread throughout the area. To learn more about the History of Hogsback, click here.

History of hogsback