10 Things to Do in Hogsback That You Shouldn't Miss

September 16, 2017 Jacquiline Darosa

Discover the best top things to do in Hogsback, South Africa including Hogsback Arboretum, Crystal Corner, Hogsback Adventures, St Patricks on the Hill, Hogsback Visitors' Information Centre, 39 Steps, The Chocolate Shoppe, Camelot Fairy Meander, Starways Pottery and Gallery, Mafika Pottery.
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1. Hogsback Arboretum

Oak Avenue, Hogsback 5721, South Africa
Excellent
48%
Good
42%
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10%
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4.5 based on 85 reviews

Hogsback Arboretum

Reviewed By hez0 - CapeTown

Enjoyed my walk around the Arboretum admiring the blooming azaleas however it is in desperate need of some attention. The Bridges are missing planks and are rickety and many of the tree name plates are missing. Such a pity as this is such a draw card to the area.

2. Crystal Corner

1 Bramble Close, Hogsback 5721, South Africa +27 76 147 7345
Excellent
75%
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23%
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2%
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Crystal Corner

Reviewed By MoccaJava - Port Elizabeth, South Africa

This was a great find. A special little shop in the country with a huge selection of crystals. There is also a gallery with stunning photo's of the area. Access is via a dirt road in fairly good condition. Well worth a visit . Enjoy!

3. Hogsback Adventures

9 Main Road, Hogsback 5721, South Africa +27 45 962 1070
Excellent
84%
Good
13%
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1%
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2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Hogsback Adventures

The one and only way to experience Hogsback - Bicycle Rental, Abseiling and Archery. Mountain Biking: Our scenic bike tour takes you past numerous Waterfalls to hidden viewpoints off the beaten track. The guide's local knowledge will entertain you with interesting facts about the area while you take in the breathtaking views. Enjoy a refreshing swim in a natural jacuzzi and a picnic at Robinson Dam. Meander through pine plantations along the old jeep tracks, then enter the indigenous Forests where you'll face some single track madness. Abseiling: Abseil down a 35m waterfall into the indigenous Forests below - an exhilarating alternative to reaching the bottom of the famous Madonna & Child Waterfall. Archery: Looking for something safe, easy and fun for the whole family, then try your hand at the age old tradition of Archery.

Reviewed By mamadigam - East London, South Africa

this was my first time adventurers axperience, it was very scary at first but i enjoyed myself and i would like to do a repeat. candy knows how to put people at ease, thanks to her i made it to the end.

4. St Patricks on the Hill

Hogsback 5721, South Africa +27 45 962 1128
Excellent
58%
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37%
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5%
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4.5 based on 37 reviews

St Patricks on the Hill

Reviewed By JacquiLH

Last time we visited the church had been destroyed by fire so it was so amazing to see it restored. One of the only churches in SA that is not locked apparently, so you can go in and have a look around. It is beautifully maintained. If you in Hogsback you should make a point to get there

5. Hogsback Visitors' Information Centre

Hogsback 5721, South Africa +27 45 962 1245
Excellent
61%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
8%
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3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 56 reviews

Hogsback Visitors' Information Centre

Reviewed By philippe D - Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Very helpful and knowledgeable. i recommend to stop there before you start anything. they are up to date with the latest

6. 39 Steps

At the Hogsback Arboretum, Hogsback 5721, South Africa
Excellent
40%
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44%
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16%
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4 based on 25 reviews

39 Steps

Reviewed By CFEIII - Austin, Texas

39 steps is the name of the waterfall in the arboretum, It is a pleasant walk to get there and an opportunity to see some unique trees that were planted over 100 years ago including California Redwoods, bristlecone firs, and yellowwood. Really enjoyable visit

7. The Chocolate Shoppe

Main Road, Hogsback 5721, South Africa +27 74 721 4885
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5 based on 3 reviews

The Chocolate Shoppe

The Chocolate Shoppe is situated on the main road of this quaint village. We sell handcrafted chocolates made from the finest Belgian couverture chocolate.

Reviewed By Gemma T - Cape Town Central, South Africa

What a great little find nestled in the quaint village of Hogsback. You can just tell that each chocolatey delight is lovingly handmade with much care and attention.
A shop you definitely can't just walk past - you have to pop in for a taste, you won't be disappointed!

8. Camelot Fairy Meander

5 Main Road, Hogsback 5721, South Africa
Excellent
20%
Good
60%
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20%
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4 based on 5 reviews

Camelot Fairy Meander

Reviewed By philippe D - Port Elizabeth, South Africa

a huge garden transformed in Fairy land by the owner/ sculptor.. just wander around and find the hidden fairies ...

Booysens Cresent, Hogsback, South Africa +27 45 962 1174
Excellent
35%
Good
16%
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33%
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16%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 6 reviews

Starways Pottery and Gallery

Reviewed By Angel3585 - East London, South Africa

I'm not really a pottery fan but I like exploring - especially in little towns like Hogsback. We went up a foot path that pointed towards the pottery - a little steep, so be prepared. There is pottery, beading and even essential oil goodies to purchase. The rose theatre was lock so I can't tell you what that is and there was a building in the front with a sign that just said gallery but this was also closed unfortunately.

10. Mafika Pottery

Plaatjies Kraal Road, Hogsback, South Africa +27 79 701 6453
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3 based on 1 reviews

Mafika Pottery

Reviewed By Angel3585 - East London, South Africa

Mafika Pottery was started by Luyanda which trained with Anton from Starways Pottery (also in Hogsback). We were greeted by a very lady which let us browse.Not alot to see but very well done. And the prices are quite good for such work. Even though I'm not a fan of pottery ware I did find something that I like in a beautiful green colour. And the view from the little shop is stunning too. Two for 1 special.

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