Elementally Speaking

Our blog about all things Garden Route

Whale Watching Season 2017 in Plettenberg Bay Is Upon Us!

20170621 Whale Watching Season
Between July and November, visitors to Plettenberg Bay can delight in viewing the activities of Southern Right whales.

Hog Hollow Country Lodge sponsors a child in the "Adopt A Swimmer" program.

20170206 Hog Hollow Country Lodge sponsors a child in the "Adopt A Swimmer" program.
Adopt A Swimmer is a program that aims to teach under-privileged children to swim, overcoming their fear of water, and, in so doing, afford them skills in tackling life with integrity.

Tying the knot: 3 Fabulously Unique Wedding Venues in Plettenberg Bay

20161117 Three Fabulously Unique Wedding Venues in Plettenberg Bay
With its fantastically moderate weather between November and May, coupled with fabulous scenery and myriad attractions for visitors, it's not hard to understand why Plettenberg Bay is a popular destination for wedding parties from around the...

Road Less Traveled: Three Easy 4X4 Routes On The Garden Route

20160924 Road Less Traveled: Three Easy 4X4 Routes On The Garden Route
Featuring greatly varying topography, from mountains, to ancient indigenous forests, to rocky coastline, the Garden Route is ideal for off-road 4X4 exploration. Aside from the many informal 4X4 trails scattered throughout the Garden Route, there...

2 Varying Difficulty Trails on The Garden Route to Suit All MTB Enthusiasts

20160916 2 MTB Trails
With such a wide range of terrains, from lush mountain forests, to rocky hills and jagged coastlines, the Garden Route is truly paradise for mountain bikers. You don't need to go far in any direction along the national road to find trails to...

3 Great Reasons, Over a Single October Weekend, to Visit Plettenberg Bay

20160905 3 Reasons To Visit Plettenberg Bay In October
The jewel of South Africa's Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay, just 20 minutes from Hog Hollow Country Lodge, with its stunning scenery and many attractions, is a tourist mecca.
As if that wasn't enough, the month of October...

4 Memorable Dining Experiences in Plettenberg Bay

Ah, holidays - don't you just love them? And, probably every vacationer's favourite occupation on holiday is eating out. This week we feature 4 memorable, uniquely diverse, restaurants close to Hog Hollow Country Lodge.

3 Fabulous Boutique Wine Estates To Eat and Drink at Near Hog Hollow

20160816 Boutique Vineyards Near Hog Hollow
The Plettenberg Bay Wine of Origin Region, promulgated in 2005 and now boasting 20 wine producers, is becoming well known for its Sauvignon Blanc.
Increasingly is the area also becoming known for excellent Methode Cap Classique (MCC)...

Earth: 5 Beautiful Short Hikes You Can Do On The Garden Route

20160805 Five Beautiful Short Hikes
If you're into hiking, the Garden route offers a collection of some of the best trails on the planet.
Here, we feature 5 trails within easy reach of Hog Hollow Country Lodge.

Win a Night for Two at Hog Hollow Country Lodge

Win A Night for 2 at Hog Hollow
Jenman African Safaris are celebrating the beauty of the Garden Route with a chance to wIN one night’s complimentary accommodation, including breakfast, for two people (sharing) at Hog Hollow Country Lodge. This prize is worth a whopping R3700! Simply LIKE their

Water: 4 Watersports Activities To Try On The Garden Route

4 Watersports Activities
For the watersports enthusiast, The Garden Route offers plenty of opportunities to get one's feet wet. Here are 4 activities to indulge in whilst staying at Hog Hollow Country Lodge.

Air: 4 Aerial Adventure Activities You Simply Must Try On The Garden Route.

Air: 4 Aerial Adventure Activities You Simply Must Try On The Garden Route.
For adrenalin junkies, there are many activities on offer close to Hog Hollow Country Lodge. For those of you who enjoy getting your fix aerially, here are a few suggestions.
  1. Bungy Jumping. At 216 metres,

Hog Hollow Country Lodge is a proud sponsor of the Kids of Kurland school project!

Kids of Kurland
Just a few kilometres away from Hog Hollow Country Lodge lies Kurland Village, a remote rural township with a high incidence of unemployment which has resulted in problems with alcoholism, HIV and domestic violence.

The Kids Of Kurland School Project...

It's On! Whale Watching Season in Plettenberg Bay.

Whale Watching in Plettenberg Bay
July to November in Plettenberg Bay is prime whale watching season, as southern right whales migrate northwards, from colder waters close to Antarctica, to South Africa's east coast to mate, calve and rear their young.
Plettenberg Bay, just 20 minutes drive from

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