King's Lodge Hotel

Situated in the heart of the quaint mountain village of Hogsback, the King’s Lodge Hotel is a country hotel set in peaceful surroundings, offering cosy and comfortable accommodation, excellent food and a warm welcome.

The colonial homestead offers affordable accommodation in homely en-suite hotel rooms and quaint self-catering lodges.

Situated in the heart of the Hogsback, King's Lodge Hotel is the ideal base to take in all that Hogsback has to offer.  Indulge in scenic mountain walks, explore the galleries and craft shops or visit the area's justly famous gardens with their stunning displays of Rhododendrons and Azaleas.

We offer guided tours on request and there are also established tourist routes taking in the Xhosa and British Colonial history of the region.

A wonderful getaway for all ages, Hogsback is both a rejuvenating and relaxing escape from the hum-drum of city life.  The King's Lodge Hogsback Hotel is your home away from home.


Hotel rooms:

All our rooms are en-suite and are serviced daily.

The rooms have:

  • Double or twin beds;
  • En-suite bathrooms with bath and hand shower;
  • Coffee/tea facilities;
  • Laundry service;
  • Baby-sitting service on request;
  • Electric blankets;
  • Duck-down duvets;
  • Pillow-top beds and Percale linen;
  • Hollow silicone fibre pillows and Belfiore blankets; and
  • Glodina 550g towels.

Self-catering cottages:

Our self-catering cottages sleep two to eight people, are situated in our attractive gardens and are serviced daily.

The cottages have:

  • Satellite television with five channels;
  • Fully equipped kitchen area;
  • Bathroom;
  • Lounges with fireplaces and wood supplied daily;
  • Patios with braai places;
  • Laundry service;
  • Babysitting service on request;
  • Electric blankets;
  • Duck-down duvets;
  • Pillow-top beds and Percale linen;
  • Hollow silicone fibre pillows and Belfiore blankets; and
  • Glodina 550g towels.

Honeymoon suite:

The honeymoon suite (The Shady Cottage) is spacious and has a romantic fireplace. It has a charming view over the rolling lawns. R800 per night for the Honeymoon Suite (includes champagne, chocolates and flowers).


Facilities and services:

The King’s Lodge is situated on 10 acres of attractive and well-maintained grounds with plenty to offer for all ages and is a superb, affordable wedding and conferencing venue.

At this home away from home you will find:

  • A country restaurant with homecooked food.  A breakfst buffet and a 4-course dinner is served daily which is prepared by our experienced chef who is passionate about good food;
  • A cosy bar offering pub lunches, a fireplace, flat screen televisions and an outside braai (barbeque) area;
  • Large family lounge and library with satellite television and games.  All warmed by roaring fire places;
  • Kids entertainment area with a staff member to watch the little ones;
  • Sparkling pool;
  • A bowling green amid the oak trees;
  • Wedding facilities in our traditional dining room or in our lovely gardens;
  • Conference facilities with fireplaces;
  • Babysitting service;
  • Laundry service;
  • Close to the start of the most popular waterfalls, hiking and walking trails;
  • Centrally situated in the heart of the village;
  • Excellent cell phone reception; and
  • Communal braai (barbeque) area.


Traditional breakfasts and dinners are served in our dining hall, prepared by our experienced chef. 


The road to Hogsback is tarred all the way from Alice and the quickest, easiest route from the coast is to take the N2 from East London to King William’s Town and then the recently upgraded  R63 to Alice, just before which is the Hogsback turn-off. The tarred road from Alice to Hogsback is 40km.

From Port Elizabeth, follow the N2 to Grahamstown, just after Grahamstown turn on to the very quiet and scenic R67 towards Fort Beaufort, and then take the 23km road east towards Alice.

From upcountry, there are two main routes. From Queenstown, you can  take the N6 towards Stutterheim and  then turn off on to the scenic R352 through Keiskammahoek  to Hogsback. However, be advised it is a dirt road from Stutterheim and poorly signposted so it’s best to do the route in a 4x2 or 4x4 and with GPS.  Alternatively, you can take the R67 from Queenstown through Whittlesea and Seymour towards Fort Beaufort and then on to Alice.

From Cradock, the N10 takes you to a turn-off on to the R63 at the Eastpoort railway siding 19km before Cookhouse. From the turn-off, it is only 21km to Bedford and then on to Alice via Adelaide and Fort Beaufort.


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