Hogsback Places of Interest

Hogsback is situated in Amatola, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN Hogsback

Hogsback Pass

High in the mountains, north of the Eastern Cape town of Alice, is the little fairytale town of Hogsback named such, or so the theory goes, for the three peaks of the village that when sighted from a certain ...

St Patrick-on-the-hill

Don’t make the mistake of driving past and not stopping. This beautiful stone, wood and thatch chapel has been voted one of the top 10 most beautiful places to visit in South Africa, and we’re not ...

Attractions AROUND Hogsback

Amalinda Nature Reserve

The Amalinda Nature Reserve is situated less than 10 kilometres from the ever-growing city hub of East London in the Eastern Cape. Established in 1968, this reserve measures 134 hectares and boasts some of the ...

Amathole Forests

The mountains and valleys of the Amathole are swathed in afromontane mistbelt forest, interspersed with pine and eucalyptus plantations. These forests, or forest complex, lie bounded by the towns Stutterheim, ...

Dontsa Pass

The Dontsa Pass is one of the most scenic passes in the area. It negotiates forested hillsides overshadowed by impressive mountain peaks and dotted with several dams, cutting through the little village of ...

Fort Fordyce Nature Reserve

Set close to the little community of Blinkwater, Fort Fordyce Nature Reserve lies on the Post Retief road, almost equidistant between Adelaide and the historical town of Fort Beaufort, in the Amatola ...

Katberg Pass

The Katberg Pass lies on the R351 just north of the little town of Katberg, west of Hogsback. 4x4 enthusiasts and adventure bikers usually drive this, together with Mitchell’s Pass, when in the area. The ...

Kologha Forest Reserve

The home of the second largest natural forest in the country, after Knysna Forest, the Kologha Forest Reserve (sometimes also spelled Xhologha for those who can’t pronounce the Xhosa name, which means peace) ...

Mpofu Nature Reserve

Mpofu Nature Reserve is situated in the heart of the Katberg Mountain Range, about 2.5 hours’ drive from Port Elizabeth. Mpofu Nature Reserve covers an area of 7 500 hectares and occupies the valleys and ...

... and little further afield

East London City Hall

The foundation stone of the stately East London City Halll was laid in 1897. The clock tower commemorates the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria. Built in the Victorian Renaissance style, the marble for the ...

East London Golf Club

The East London Golf Club, skilfully fashioned out of dense coastal bush, hills and dunes, just a few metres away from the warm water of the Indian Ocean, has hosted six South African Opens, which confirms the ...

Fort Cunynghame Pass

This rather odd rendition of ‘Cunningham’ is the name for the pass on the N6 near Stutterheim. Whilst the pass is a modern road, easy to drive and with some pretty spectacular views, its name is an historical ...

Fort Hare University

Fort Hare, as its name suggest, began as a British fort built during the 19th century in the wars between British settlers and the Xhosa. Parts of the fort still remain as do the graves of those British ...

Fuller’s Hoek Pass

Fuller’s Hoek Pass lies off R67 northwest of Fort Beaufort, within the barely known Fort Fordyce Nature Reserve. The ride is at once peaceful and beautiful with tree canopies looming over the road as it winds ...

Grasnek Pass

The ‘home of the baboons’ (Baviaanskloof) is a deep ravine through which sweep a number of mountain passes that are nothing short of spectacular. It is not unusual, in the early morning stillness, to hear the ...

King Williams Town Golf Club

There are four excellent three-pars at the King Williams Town Golf Course as well as trees, bunkers and water hazards that will challenge all levels of golfers. The Amatola Sun Classic, which forms part of the ...

Steve Biko Garden of Remembrance

Bantu Steven Biko, one of the most recognised leaders of the Black Consciousness Movement, is regarded as one of the greatest martyrs of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. Born in the township of ...

Umtiza Forest Reserve

The Umtiza Nature Reserve is a forest reserve on the Buffalo Pass. It lies alongside the bell-shape of the Buffalo River as it sweeps away to follow the course of the pass road, before curving south to run ...

Wriggleswade Dam

Wriggleswade dams the water of the Kubusi River, on the opposite side of Stutterheim from the smaller Gubu Dam. Where Gubu Dam lies in amongst indigenous forest and Mount Thomas, the larger Wriggleswade is set ...

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