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About King's Lodge Hotel

High up in the Amathole Mountains lies the quaint and picturesque village of HOGSBACK. A mountain hamlet set against the backdrop of the 3 Hogs mountain range and surrounded by forests of trees, so tall, that they seem to be kissing the edges of the sky and so other worldly that it is rumoured that it is where JRR Tolkien got his inspiration to write the “Lord of the Rings“ trilogy. Tucked away within the womb of this magical utopia, surrounded by a cluster of trees and just a Unicorn gallop away from the centre of this village, the KING’S LODGE HOTEL rises in perfect harmony with its surroundings.

Draped in history and standing as a true testament to Mother Nature's natural beauty, the KING’S LODGE HOTEL possesses a rural countryside charm that rivals no other. From it's rustic 'log cabin' type natural exterior, to the warm and welcoming fireside charm of its idyllic homespun interior, it transports the spirit of all who cross its threshold, back into a forgotten time of wholesome living, warm hospitality and soul-inspiring tranquillity.
The KING’S LODGE HOTEL is the portal to the free reign of imagination, from where you can step out each morning and take your spirit on a fantasy ride of mystical wonder. Whether you choose to casually stroll along the many hiking trails on offer in Hogsback, or cool your feet in the refreshing mountain water of the rock pools at the base of one of the many waterfalls.

King's Lodge is a country hotel set in peaceful surroundings, offering cosy and comfortable accommodation and a warm welcome. The colonial homestead offers affordable accommodation in homely en-suite hotel rooms and quaint self-catering cottages.

Situated in the heart of the Hogsback, King's Lodge Hotel is the ideal base from which to take in all that Hogsback has to offer. Indulge in scenic mountain walks, explore the galleries and craft shops or visit the area's justly famous gardens with their stunning displays of rhododendrons and azaleas.
A wonderful getaway for all ages, Hogsback is both a rejuvenating and relaxing escape from the hum-drum of city life. The King's Lodge Hotel is your home away from home.

DUE TO COVID 19 OUR RESTAURANT IS CLOSED. However, we have wonderful restaurants within walking distance of King's Lodge.

Wedding Venues: Hogsback hosts a very quaint little chapel, see attached. Our garden is big enough for a marquee up to 150 people. There is a big dining hall that can accommodate up to 80 people

Family Safaris: Hogsback is hiking paradise with long walks for avid hikers and shorter distances for families and the elderly. Meander over to the tourist information centre for a detailed map with all the information about the various hikes.

  • Response Rate: 98%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 35
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 25 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Cosy
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Eastern Cape
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Important Information

We thank you for your enquiry.

Our restaurant in currently closed but Hogsback have wonderful restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. Our Bar is open from 11am daily.

During covid-19 Housekeeping on departure.

We have a TV lounge for those wanting to watch TV and sport channels at our Bar.

We thank you for your enquiry.

Our restaurant in currently closed but Hogsback have wonderful restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. Our Bar is open from 11am daily.

During covid-19 Housekeeping on departure.

We have a TV lounge for those wanting to watch TV and sport channels at our Bar.

Our restaurant is currently closed. Hogsback offers a selection of restaurants which are within walking distance of the hotel. Alternatively, you can order in as the restaurants in the village do deliver.

We have a TV lounge and Bar for sport channels. Due to the weather in Hogsback we cannot guarantee TV and internet reception. Internet is normally repaired quite quickly but the replacing of the DSTV dish can take a couple of days.

Our guests are looking for a getaway in paradise so we do not permit late and loud parties on our premises. Music is to be kept down and must under no circumstances be heard by your neighbours. We are sure you will agree that you want to hear the birds and quietness that our beautiful village offers.
Pool area during Covid-19 is open by arrangement so as to protect our guests. We do not allow any alcohol in shared areas including the pool area. Our children who visit are precious and we want to ensure that they are our top priority at all times.
Special occasion arrangements can be discussed with management before confirming your booking.

We know you are going to love our beautiful village and the peace and quiet that it offers. Please feel free to contact us should you require any additional information.

Kind regards
Management and Staff of King's Lodge Hotel
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Stay between 30 Jun 2021 and 30 Nov 2021 and get 30% off on selected rooms. Valid every Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Sun.

  • 1 night min stay (check-in between 30 Jun 2021 and 30 Nov 2021)

King's Lodge Hotel Rooms

Reviews for King's Lodge Hotel

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Xoliswa Matinise
28 September 2021

The staff was very friendly and we were warmly welcomed

Kylie Paremore
29 August 2021

It was lovely its central in the main.

Sam Boucher
12 July 2021

Perfect overnight stay. Clean , heated blankets and warm shower with good water pressure. Fireplace with good pull and wood provided in abundance. Best of all, pet friendly so our 3 fur babies could accompany us!

Pax V. D. Wende
11 January 2020

Old style cottage and furniture, with very comfortable warm beds, open fire place provides warmth and atmosphere. Unique surroundings and very green. The drought has a negative effect on the tap water quality and the waterfalls in the area are dryish. Hopefully the current rains will improve these.

Daryn Searle
28 December 2019

Rib eye steak was cooked to perfection; beds were we’re comfortable; quaint little place to stay in hogsback and we will be back.

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King's Lodge Hotel is 1.8km from the centre of Hogsback , the nearest airport 110.2km (East London Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling