Attractions IN Hogsback

Mountain Passes

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 angle look just like the back of ...

Mountain Passes

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 gravel Katberg Pass is not easy to drive ...

Landmarks / Religious

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

Nature Reserves

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 stunning vegetation for which this part of ...

Forests / Landmarks

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, Hogsback, Alice and Dimbaza with ...

Mountain Passes

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 Keiskammahoek that takes the traveller on ...

Nature Reserves

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 escarpment. This roughly 2 000 hectare reserve ...

Forests / Nature Reserves

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) lies ...

Game Reserves / Nature Reserves

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 escarpments of the magnificent Katberg Mountain ...

... and a little further afield

Nature Reserves

Commando Drift Nature Reserve

The 6 000 hectare Commando Drift Nature Reserve lies roughly 60 km north of Cradock on the road to Tarkastad. At its heart is the Commando Drift Dam, fed by four rivers. On what is essentially a mixture of Karoo veld and recovering grasslands, after ...

Beaches

East London Beaches

Think warm Indian Ocean waters and sub-tropical weather that allow visitors to enjoy the climate all year round - East London basks gloriously between the Nahoon River in the north and the Buffalo River to the south of the city, and the phrase ‘unspoilt ...

Landmarks

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 imposing staircase at the East London City Hall, ...

Nature Reserves

East London Coast Nature Reserve

The East London Coast Nature Reserve is a gorgeous stretch of coast that extends from the Great Kei River in the north east all the way to the Tylomnqa River in the south west. Between these two bodies of water lies well over 3 000 hectares of ...

Golf Courses

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 high esteem in which the course is held ...

Museums

East London Museum

The East London Museum has the world's only dodo egg, a large natural science collection, collections ranging from the prehistoric times of South Africa to the early history of the Xhosa people. The Museum has a model of a coelacanth. This ancient fish ...

Mountain Passes

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 one ...

Miscellaneous / Landmarks

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 soldiers who died during the battles. Originally ...

Mountain Passes

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 through the reserve, tracing the ...

Mountain Passes

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 bark of the ...

Hogsback as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Adelaide, Bedford, Cintsa, Cove Rock, East London, Fort Beaufort, Gonubie, Kidds Beach, King Williams Town, Molteno, Steynsburg, Stutterheim, Tarkastad, Winterberg

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