Hogsback Activities

Hogsback offers the visitor a rich variety of things to do and experience. And, of course, the opportunity simply to forget the rat-race for a while and chill out in the most beautiful and tranquil of environments.

Amathole Horse Trails
Amathole Horse Trails

Take a ride on the paths less travelled through the beautiful Amathole mountains and Hogsback forests.
We practise natural horsemanship and believe in forming trusting partnerships and with our friendly well-trained, easy to ride horses.
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Applegarth Gardens and Nursery
Applegarth Gardens and Nursery

The Gardens are approximately 4 ha in extent, and the owners justifiably take great pride in them. They personally take visitors on a comprehensive tour, pointing out the many different plants and trees - both indigenous and exotic.
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Birding in Hogsback
Birding in Hogsback

The bird life in Hogsback and surrounding areas is very interesting and varied. The seasons are well represented with the different migrants coming and leaving, and some birds leaving the forests for the gardens and vice versa.

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Camelot Fairy Meander
Camelot Fairy Meander

Delightful sculptures along an easy walk in a beautiful garden. Peace and tranquility to soothe your being.
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Eco-Shrine
The Eco-Shrine by Diana Graham

Diana Graham built the Eco-Shrine to celebrate the fact that we are an integral part of the earth and indeed the universe, not its master or guardian.

Diana gives visitors a guided tour of the Eco-Shrine and her studio, where some of her art is for sale.
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The Labyrinth at The Edge
The Edge - Activities

The Edge offers activities such as walking the labyrinth, ambling through the garden, and playing croquet or boules on the lawn.
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Guided Birding Walks
Guided Birding Walks, with Graham Russell

Let Graham Russell, keen birder and bird photographer, take you on a guided birding walk in the indigenous forest. See and hear many of the 150 bird species that are found in Hogsback.
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Hiku Hikes
Hiku Hikes

Poets Norman Morrissey and Silke Heiss offer walking and writing workshops to all who wish to commemorate their visit to Hogsback by means of 'verbal snapshots'.
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Hobbiton-On-Hogsback
Hobbiton On Hogsback

Since Hobbiton was started in 1947 as an Outdoor Education Centre for disadvantaged children. To support this focus financially, we now also offer education and development to children and adults from paying sectors of the community.
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Hogsback Adventures
Hogsback Adventures

We offer guided bike trails, abseiling, and guided hiking tours. Enjoy the beauty of Hogsback the active way!
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Hogsback Garden Club
Hogsback Garden Club

The Hogsback Garden Club was founded in 1981 to further the interests of all forms of gardening at Hogsback and to facilitate arrangements for visits to Hogsback gardens by other garden clubs or interested individuals.
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Walks and hikes
Hogsback Hikes and Walks

One of the best ways to experience the beauty, the silence and the restfulness of Hogsback is on foot.

There are scores of hiking routes and walks that will take you through the forests, up the mountains, past the waterfalls, and to the spectacular views.
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Hogsback Parkrun
Hogsback Parkrun

Parkrun offers safe, timed 5km runs (and walks) in pleasant surroundsings, on a weekly basis. Participation is free, and open to everyone. The Hogsback Parkrun takes on The Bluff in Hogsback, starting at The Edge at 8.00am every Saturday.
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Lowestoffe - Guided Horse Rides
Lowestoffe - Guided Horse Rides

Lowestoffe offers two-hour guided horse rides, using trustworthy horses both for beginners and experienced riders. Riders have the freedom of 5 500 hectares of farm land - along the river, up the mountains, or simply across the rolling veld. Several species of game can be seen from close range.
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Mirrors Photo Gallery
Mirrors Photo Gallery & Crystal Corner

Mirrors Photo Gallery is dedicated to capturing photographic images of Hogsback throughout the year.

Choose from a range of Crystals, Clusters, Tumbles and Geodes at the Crystal Corner.
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Starways Pottery
Starways Pottery

Visit Starways Pottery at the top of a quaint hill in a secluded pine forest, and see how the romance of fire lives in the lives of the potters who work there.
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