Amathole Mountain Escape
Hogsback is the place to discover the true soul of the Eastern Cape, whilst re-establishing and nurturing your own inner soul.
The Amatola Mountains are a natural playground of fauna and flora, ancient indigenous forests, clear-water mountain streams and magnificent waterfalls. Experience some of the most rewarding bird watching and see a wide range of plant life including the almost prehistoric cycads in their natural environment.
The nearby Cata Village offers visitors a warm and friendly community village experience with accommodation offerings in chalets or an authentic Xhosa homestay. Participate in Wild Trout fly-fishing, hiking and mountain biking and enjoy with interest the history captured in the Cata Museum.
Towns such as King Williams Town are steeped in history and offer quality museums such as the Amathole Museum.
The German heritage in South Africa can be traced through towns such as Stutterheim, Frankfurt, Braunschweig and offer this niche market a taste of early Settler life.
The Amathole region also offers well-preserved architecture and artefacts from early military history of South Africa.
Old mission stations, schools and the university where Nelson Mandela and other prominent African leaders were educated can also be found here.
The hinterland is anchored by Bhisho, the provincial capital. Stunning villages such as Hogsback, Stutterheim and Thomas River, and Katberg offer a wonderful country experience, including a rich tapestry of mountains, rivers, waterfalls, artist's studios and warm hospitality.