Hog Hollow Horse Trails
  • Tsitsikamma
  • The Crags

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Location

  • Hog Hollow Private Nature Reserve, Greater Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa

  • Longitude: 23.473092
  • Latitude: -33.973061
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Languages

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Xhosa

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Business Hours

  • Trail Rides Availability : Bookings are essential!!

    365 days a year..  We are open every single day of the year...  On days that we aren’t busy, we are flexible regarding riding times, so please call Debbie with any special requests...

About Hog Hollow Horse Trails

Explore diverse activities in The Crags on horseback or in the comfort of a horse drawn carriage!! 

Magnificent views over mountains, forest and farmland, whilst riding through grassy fields, indigenous Fynbos, local vineyards and old woodcutters’ forest trails to attractions in the area.

Horse Drawn Carriage Trails

Experience the beauty of the Tsitsikamma and boutique wine farms in the Crags Winelands from the comfort of a horse drawn carriage!!

Enjoy magnificent views over mountains, forest and farmland, whilst sipping local wine in the company of your fellow carriage riders.

Our vintage 16-seater carriage is drawn by two beautiful Percherons and our guides will entertain you with interesting facts and information regarding the history of the area, its people and the local wine industry. Refreshments are served during the carriage ride.

All are welcome and we cater for all ages. Our carriage trails are perfect for :

  • Families
  • Small Groups
  • Weddings
  • Special Occasions
  • Birthday Parties
  • Teambuilding
  • Romantic Couples
  • Wine Fundis

One Hour Carriage Wine Tasting Trail : Departure Every Day of the Week:

Enjoy magnificent views over mountains, forest and farmland, with a sneak peak of some elephants in the distance whilst sipping local wine in the company of your fellow carriage riders. The trail takes you through the Bramon vineyards, for two tastings at the tasting center. 

Half Day Carriage Wine Tasting And Lunch Trail : Departure 10h30 Tuesday – Sunday

Check in for your carriage ride through the Crags Winelands to enjoy two wine tastings and a delectable lunch at a combination of Lodestone, Kay & Monty and Redford Lane Wine Estates. Minimum 10 pax required to book.

RATES

Duration

Inclusions

 Rate

One Hour Carriage Inclusive Wine Tasting Trail

1 hour

2x Tastings at tasting centre
1x Glass of Wine on carriage

R 350-00pp

One Hour Carriage Under 18 / Non-alcoholic Trail

1 hour

Non-alcoholic Beverage & Small Snack on carriage

R 320-00pp

Half Day Carriage Inclusive Wine and Lunch Trail

4 hours

3x Wine Tastings
1x Lunch

R 990-00pp

Contact us on 0827713745 to book or tailor make your specific trail.

Shuttle service:

Don’t drink and drive!! Contact us for information on shuttle services available so that you can enjoy your wine tasting without having to worry about driving..

Carriage Rides Availability : Bookings are essential!!

On days that we aren’t busy, we are flexible regarding carriage times and wine farm combinations, so please call us with any special requests...

Guests to arrive 15 mins prior to departure of the carriage trail ride in order to check in.

Facilities:

  • Canopy to guard against changing weather.
  • Local wine and non-alcoholic refreshments provided on carriage.

Trails on Horse Back:

Departure Every Day

Choose between a one hour farm trail with views over the mountains and forest, a two hour forest and farm trail, a three hour trail with an optional picnic or a half or full day Cruise The Crags Trail, riding on horse back to animal sanctuaries, eco-activities and boutique wine farms in the area..

One Hour Forest and Farm Trail: Departure Daily @ 09h00

Meander across lush green fields, overlooking the forest and mountains in the distance, amongst farm animals and local wildlife. 

Cost: R390-00 per person for 1 hour

Two Hour Forest and Farm Trail: Departure Daily @ 10h00 & 14h00

Explore local forest and farmland. You might get close to Baboons, Monkeys and indigenous birds, with an option of a trot or canter over beautiful emerald fields with views over the surrounding forest and mountains in the distance..

Cost: R750-00 per person for 2 hours

Half or Full Day Kurland Picnic Trail : Departure Daily @ 11h00 for half day and 10h00 for full day:

A beautiful ride through fields, tea plantations, vineyards and forest, with views over the Tsitsikamma Mountains to the magnificent Kurland Polo Estate. An optional picnic is available on request under the Oak Trees or in front of the fire on chilly days. 

Adventurous riders will enjoy the full day option which leads to a view point overlooking The Crags, the ocean and Robberg Nature Reserve in the distance. 

Cost : R1200-00 per person half day and R1500-00 per person full day trail only. Picnic R200pp including refreshments. 

Half or Full Day Cruise Cruise The Crags Trail: Departure 10h00 for half day and 09h00 for full day

An action filled day amidst the magnificent Crags at the foot of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, riding on horse back between fun filled activities. Choose up to two of the following activities plus a lunch venue and tailor make your own route on horseback. Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, Crags Elephant Sanctuary, Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, fresh farm fare at Peppermill Café or a delectable Tappas Lunch at Bramon Wine Estate. Booking required 48 hours in advance and package prices upon enquiry.

Cost :

Half Day : R1200-00 per person for Half Day (One Activity and Lunch) Cruise The Crags Trail – excluding activities and lunch. Package rates dependant on choice of activities and available on request.

Full Day : R1500-00 per person for Full Day (Two Activities and Lunch) Cruise The Crags Trail – excluding activities and lunch. Package rates dependant on choice of activities and available on request.

Half or Full Day Wine Trail : Departure 10h00 for half day and 09h00 for full day

Enjoy the Crags Wine Route on horseback. Explore the beautiful vineyards, Fynbos and forest whilst tasting local wines and accompanying delectable fare at a choice of five wine estates in this area : Bramon Wine Estate (open every day), Redford Lane Wines (open Tuesday – Sunday), and Newstead Wines (open Tuesday to Saturday).

Cost:

Half Day: R990-00 per person for Half Day (Bramon OR Newstead) Crags Wine Trail – excluding wine tasting and lunch.

Full Day: R1500-00 per person for Full Day (Redford Lane and Kay & Monty) Crags Wine Trail – excluding wine tastings and lunch.

All level of riders are welcome, and all ages are welcome. Maximum weight of 120kg applies. We have had from 3-year- olds to 85-year- olds on our trails!! Upon arrival, a short assessment is made to identify the right horse and safe riding gear for each rider.

Our horses are selected for their good composition and gentle temperaments. We love them and keep them in tip-top condition. Their tack fits properly and is well maintained. Our focus is to ensure that our rides are suitable for all levels of experience – the emphasis being on a safe and enjoyable ride.

Experienced guides offer interesting facts and stories regarding local history, fauna and flora...

Trail Rides Availability: Bookings are essential!!

365 days a year.. We are open every single day of the year... On days that we aren’t busy, we are flexible regarding riding times, so please call Debbie with any special requests...

Riders to arrive 30 mins prior to departure of the trail ride in order to kit up, fill in necessary forms and be allocated the right horse.

Facilities:

  • Fitting riding safety helmet and chaps upon arrival.
  • A brief assessment regarding rider competence.
  • Determining the right horse for every rider ie size, level of experience.
  • Guidance in the basics of riding a horse.
  • Pace of ride is determined by ability of riders present..
  • Experienced guides whose focus lies in providing a fun, safe experience for all..

Rider Clothing Recommendations:

  • Wear comfortable, stretch pants ie ski pants, stretch jeans or track suit pants.
  • Shoes need to be closed and have a firm sole - if possible a slight heel for maximum safety.
  • Loose fitting shirt or T-shirt.
  • Warm top or rain jacket, weather dependant.
  • Sun Block.
  • Riders allergic to horse hair should plan ahead and bring along anti-histamine and/or asthma pumps.

Booking is essential...

To Book Contact:

Debbie on 082-7713745 or debs@hog-hollow.com

www.horseridinggardenroute.com

We look forward to welcoming you at our Hog Hollow Horse Trails!!!

Map and Directions to Hog Hollow Horse Trails

GPS : 33° 58' 23.02" S / 23° 28' 23.13" E

From Plettenberg Bay

  • From the N2, about 10.7 km after crossing the Keurbooms River, take the Askop turnoff to the right
  • Follow this road for 1.4 km and the entrance to Hog Hollow is on the left.

From Port Elizabeth

  • From the N2, about 3.7 km past the "Natures Valley" turnoff, take the Askop turnoff to the left
  • Follow this road for 1.4 km and the entrance to Hog Hollow is on the left.

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