Places to visit: A scenic hotspot on the Garden Route, South Africa

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 - 6:25am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

Visit this scenic hotspot nestled on the Garden Route, South Africa

Hog Hollow Country Lodge emits a tranquil vibe which complements its rustic-yet-luxe charm beautifully. Style meets nature at this oasis of comfort and luxury. Relish the delectable food served as you feast your eyes on the Tsitsikamma Mountains and the Indian Ocean.

In the lap of nature
Soul-searing greenery all around, a luscious blue pool and country style cottages blooming with floral corsages make this place perfect for a romantic holiday.
Over the years, this chic abode on the Garden Route has become a must-visit place what with so many attractions around it - Storms River, Nature's Valley, Keurbooms Beach and whale-watching.

Food to die for
Sample a three-course dinner made with local ingredients and wines. On the menu are smoked venison or the chicken breasts stuffed with spinach and feta, kingklip, elf (shad) or steenbras. The veggies won't be disappointed either - savour the aubergine casserole, sweet potato and corn polenta. And all those of you with a terrible sweet tooth can relish a wide array of dessert options like pears poached in red wine with cinnamon ice cream.
The diet-conscious needn't worry too as most dietary requests are catered to.
Breakfast comprises a buffet of fruit salad, cereals, eggs, bacon, muffins, flapjacks, cold meats, cheeses, potato and leek patties and lychee juice.

Hog Hollow is situated near Plettenberg Bay along the Garden Route of South Africa.

How to reach there
South African Airways is the only airline offering direct connectivity between India and South Africa, 7 flights a week.

By Air
George (130km) or Port Elizabeth (220km) are the nearest airports, though they only receive internal flights. International guests can fly to Cape Town (525km) or Johannesburg (1177km), then either drive or take a connecting flight. Alternatively, it is possible to charter a helicopter from Cape Town to Plettenberg Park (25km).

From the Airport
The journey from George Airport takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes; transfers can be arranged through the hotel or you can self-drive (see below). From Port Elizabeth Airport it is a 3-hour drive.

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