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I Love Stutterheim Because…
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I Love Stutterheim Because…

Hi, I’m Ingrid Newbold from The Manderson Hotel & Conference Centre in Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape. Stutterheim IS BEST KNOWN FOR its indigenous forest and mountains, this small town is nestled underneath the Kologha Mountains. GET YOUR PICTU...
I Love King Williams Town Because …
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I Love King Williams Town Because …

Hi, I’m Alida  from Twins Guesthouse in King Williams Town in the Eastern Cape. King Williams Town IS BEST KNOWN FOR its historical buildings and sites. The town started as a mission station on the banks of the Buffalo River in 1834 and boasts a number of o...
7 Most Memorable Hikes in South Africa
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7 Most Memorable Hikes in South Africa

This is a difficult list to assemble, particularly in a country so filled with incredible hiking opportunities and trails that one is hard pressed to narrow it down to seven. Nevertheless, we have endeavoured to put together a list of those hikes in South Afri...
Middle Earth explored – what they’re getting up to in Hogsback
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Middle Earth explored – what they’re getting up to in Hogsback

There was something about Middle Earth being sign posted as an organic nursery that had us driving down a little obscure driveway whilst in Hogsback recently. Besides, we couldn't let the Tolkienesque name of 'Middle Earth' go unexplored, and so it was, on a r...
Hiking in Hogsback
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Hiking in Hogsback

Our roadtrip up South Africa’s east coast had already been filled with adventure (and a few mishaps) by the time we reached Hogsback in the Eastern Cape. Situated in the Amatola Mountains and named after three ridges which (apparently) look like the bristles o...
Just what they’re getting up to in Hogsback
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Just what they’re getting up to in Hogsback

Starways pottery and the Rose theatre - You don't expect to find a theatre in Hogsback. Not only is it a theatre, albeit a little one, but it's open air, in the middle of a glade of pine trees, and named after the Elizabethan theatre of the same name. The Rose...
Hogsbacks eco shrine – a voice for the Earth
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Hogsbacks eco shrine – a voice for the Earth

There is something of the sacred in Hogsback in the Eastern Cape. Perhaps it is the ethereal proximity of dense, indigenous forests that hint at faery folk, or its remoteness that make it so. But few people leave here without some element of reparation, even i...
Hogsback Labyrinth – Travelling within whilst staying in the same place
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Hogsback Labyrinth – Travelling within whilst staying in the same place

I was overawed by the Hogsback Labyrinth set in the gardens at The Edge in Hogsback in the Eastern Cape. I've subsequently read someone else's unimpressed comments and am struck anew by how two people, looking at exactly the same object, can have two such oppo...
I Love Hogsback because …
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I Love Hogsback because …

Hi, I’m Ingrid from Granny Mouse House Guesthouse and self-catering Cottages in Hogsback in the Eastern Cape. HOGSBACK IS BEST KNOWN FOR for its high altitude, 27 awesome waterfalls, mountain views, walks and hikes, clean air, indigenous forests, artistic c...