Reviews & Comments

Showing 9 reviews (ordered by date of stay, most recent appearing first).

Verified reviewgood

Small, quaint and intimate. Fireplace is perfect for the cold weather and add to romantic setting we hoped for.

July 2021

Zeadine J. (Port Elizabeth)

Verified reviewexcellent

We loved this charming cottage tucked away in the forest. Perfect for a relaxing break from the city. There are some spectacular walks in the area through indigenous forests. We brought our dogs and had a incredible time.

December 2020

Hanneke S. (Johannesburg)

Verified reviewvery good

Cottage was comfortable. Valley was lovely and quiet. Road in and out would be challenging for a smaller car

December 2018

Carolyn Chelchinskey (Johannesburg)

Verified reviewvery good

Pet friendly, lovely place to stay.

October 2018

Maya Stricker (Bathurst)

Verified reviewexcellent

Absolutely magical. Thank you Doug for making our stay so pleasant

June 2018

Amanda Viljoen (Port Elizabeth)

Verified reviewpoor

Road is really bad and we could not reach the place with our SUV. Please inform potential guests that it is not only very low profile cars that will not be able to access the place.

December 2016

Gideon (Welkom)

Verified reviewexcellent

Went for a break from a hectic working schedule and what a surprise. Booked for two nights end up staying for four in the Heron Cottage. The friendliness of the people standing in for Doug and Jeff was amazing and contributed much to our wonderful experience at Bubuchle and Hogsback. We wanted to stay longer but had to get back home. My wife and I lost our hearts on this place. Will definitively be back.

April 2011

BENNIE WELCH (Port Elizabeth)

Verified reviewexcellent

What an amazing holiday under the blue skies in Hogsback! We stayed in the Hadeda Cottage (3 adults) with two adults sleeping upstairs in single beds ... which was very comfy. At Bubuhle we were well taken care of by the friendly owners who clearly have a love for their part of the mountain. The land is well maintained without interrupting the natural beauty of the landscape. The garden area of the cottage was private, and one afternoon I even took a cat nap outside under the trees! We had easy access to all the shops, dining, downtown attractions, and walking trails. Everyone was so helpful and friendly. Thank you to the owners for a magical holiday we will remember for years to come.

November 2009

Gail Mac (Durban, KZN)

Verified reviewexcellent

Have stayed at many a place in many a country and this place is one that cant be beaten... we had 4 glorious days here in the most tranquil surroundings where privacy combined with peacefulness gave us a memorable time away from time away... our hosts Doug and John were a a delight and we will definately be coming back to our peace of paradise called the Loerie cottage, thanx guys :-)

January 2009

Paul & Penny (Denmark)

Verified Reviews

To maintain the integrity of our reviews and ensure they are from legitimate guests who have actually stayed at our properties, only guests who have booked and paid for their stay via may submit a review. Please either login to your guest dashboard, or use the link provided on the review request mail which is sent after check-out. Thank you!

  • tonight
  • R
  • 700
  • per room per night
    based on 2 persons
  • Your card is safe with us; strictest card verification in the industry and we don't store card numbers.
  • No service fees; you save!
  • Multiple payment methods:
    credit card, SID instant EFT, bank transfer.
  • See our Payment Protection Guarantee. Now covering travel restrictions due to lockdown regulations.
  • All establishment owners / managers are verified (our experience protects you from online fraud)
  • We care. Service with integrity.
  • Secure your booking
Our Payment Protection Guarantee only applies if your deposit payment is made via
South Africa. Explore. Experience. Stay® has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest, independent online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.