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Hogsback in the Eastern Cape is an all-year attraction and one of our most popular tours – we’ve been going there regularly every year for 2 decades!
Although Hogsback is a main feature this 9-day tour includes so much else. It’s an extensive round-trip that highlights the wonderful variety of scenery of the Western and Eastern Cape. Starting with the scenic highlights of the coastal Garden Route, we stay in pretty Mossel Bay, before heading east to the seaside town of Port Alfred. We pass through Grahamstown and enjoy the sights of this colourful town with its more than 40 churches and well preserved historical buildings. Later we travel the “Frontier Route” along the Great Fish River, where historical clashes between the colonial settlers and the AmaXhosa people lasted for decades during the 19th Century.
During our 3-night stay at Hogsback itself we visit superb private gardens, take walks in the hills and woods near our hotel, visit local artists and artisans, and enjoy in spring and early summer the exquisite displays of azaleas and other spring flowers.
A scenic drive through the Cape Midlands takes us through Cradock to Graaff-Reinet, with its old and well preserved architecture. Highlights in this area include a visit to the excellent Helena Rupert art gallery, quirky Nieu-Bethesda with its well known “Owl House”, and a visit to an amazing private fossil collection on a remote farm. Our route home takes us through scenic mountainous countryside and the well-known Route 66 with its many country attractions.
View our comprehensive Hogsback itinerary here
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Mossel Bay – 1 night
Port Alfred – 1 night
Hogsback – 3 nights
Graaff-Reinet – 2 nights
Oudtshoorn – 1 night
How Active? General – Suitable for everyone (subject to the minimum physical requirements in our tour conditions). On the tour you can be more active or less active as you prefer. Everyone can enjoy the full itinerary, and there are numerous places on the tour where the more active can see and do more – for example when we stop at beauty spots and points of interest, at meal and tea stops, and in free time.
R18 750 per person sharing
R20 200 for a single person
All tour prices are subject to change, but once booked and the deposit paid, the price applicable at time of confirmation (excluding airfares/taxes) will remain immune from any possible price increases.