Hogsback: A beautiful mountain village in the Eastern Cape

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Hogsback: A beautiful mountain village in the Eastern Cape

The Hogsback Inn was established in the 1880’s and was the first building to be constructed high up on the plateau, Hogsback, Eastern Cape. Picture: Jacques Nelles

The Hogsback Inn is an ideal base for hikers and general nature lovers, and makes for a magical winter holiday destination for families.

Roughly a thousand kilometres from Gauteng, in the heart of the Eastern Cape, nestled high up in the densely forested Amatola Mountain range often shrouded in mist, lies the small village known as Hogsback. There is much debate as to the origins of how this quaint little village obtained its name. Some believe it was named after Captain Hogg, a Commander of Fort Michell during the 1880s when British troops were stationed there. Others insist it was named after the three peaks that overlook the village, that do somewhat resemble a hog’s back. It also happens to be a geographical...


 


 


 

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