Hogsback

Big Tree Trail

Hiking Trails / Walks & Hiking in or near Hogsback, Amatola in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in HogsbackBig Tree Trail

Hiking Trails Walks & Hiking Amatola

Where? Start in Main Road and walk to the big tree, Hogsback, Eastern Cape

When? Best during daylight hours.

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Hogsback, in Eastern Cape

The Big Tree is the largest tree in the Eastern Cape standing at 36.6 meters tall and is a whopping 800 years old.

This giant Yellowwood tree is home to an abundance of bird life living in the Hogsback area including the Narina Trogan, Orange Thrush and Bush Cap. It is not only the birds who make use of the tree, but also the Qabimbola people (a name used for African people that paint their faces red), who collect subssap, bark and other substances form around the tree to make their face paint with.

From the Big Tree you can venture down on a steep hike to the Madonna Falls, or you can take a relaxing walk towards Swallow Tail Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. Make sure you bring along your energy, binoculars and your camera for a fun filled day with lots to see.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Hogsback

The Edge Mountain Retreat

Guest House / Self Catering

The Edge Mountain Retreat

At "The Edge" in the village of Hogsback, we have self-catering cottages and B&B en-suite garden rooms, in a fifteen ... more

Lowestoffe Country Lodge - Woodhouselea

Self Catering

Lowestoffe Country Lodge - Woodhouselea

Woodhouselea has four bedrooms sleeping eight (two double and two twin rooms), a large living room as well as a separate ... more

Nibelheim Self Catering

Self Catering

Nibelheim Self Catering

Nibelheim Self Catering Cottage is set in a beautiful garden abundant with nut and fruit trees. While here you are likely ... more

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