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Hi guys

We are going on a road trip this week with one night in Oudtshoorn then off to a mate in Cape St Francis then off to Hogsback

I only plan to do about 4 to 5 hours of driving each day to leave time to explore

Looking for recommendations on what to see and do in Oudtshoorn and Hogsback

Also, where to stay that is reasonable and has access to beer and food (restaurant) don't have a huge budget

All advice welcome
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Re: Hogsback & Oudtshoorn advice on accommodation and things to do
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2021, 01:46:55 pm »
Hogsback - The Edge is probably the best accommodation and they have a range, some more upmarket than others. Their restaurant is great and excellent views from the escarpment edge, and walk their labyrinth. Nearby also go see the Eco Shrine. Also great forest walks and waterfalls are a must. Lots of self catering accommodation available as well. A ride down the Wolf River Pass to the Sandile Dam is well worth it. Go find and sample at the Hogsback Brewing Co.  :thumleft:
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Re: Hogsback & Oudtshoorn advice on accommodation and things to do
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2021, 01:58:36 pm »
Hogsback - The Edge is probably the best accommodation and they have a range, some more upmarket than others. Their restaurant is great and excellent views from the escarpment edge. Nearby also go see the Eco Shrine. Also great forest walks and waterfalls are a must. Lots of self catering accommodation available as well. A ride down the Wolf River Pass to the Sandile Dam is well worth it.  :thumleft:
At present the roads outside the town are in better shape than in the town, just got back yesterday.
The Wolf River route is like a tar road in comparison. :biggrin:
https://www.tripadvisor.co.za/Restaurants-g1235419-Hogsback_Eastern_Cape.html
Of those Nutwoods is now closed. The Lighthouse is the best bang for the buck.
https://www.tripadvisor.co.za/Hotels-g1235419-Hogsback_Eastern_Cape-Hotels.html
Has quite a range of accommodation on offer.

Enjoy! :thumleft:
 
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Re: Hogsback & Oudtshoorn advice on accommodation and things to do
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2021, 09:32:52 am »
Oudtshoorn is not what is was. Many places have closed down.

Nature is still open. Ride the Swartberg pass.

Skip Oudsthoorn and sleep in Prince Albert.

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Re: Hogsback & Oudtshoorn advice on accommodation and things to do
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2021, 10:07:23 am »
Oudtshoorn is not what is was. Many places have closed down.

Nature is still open. Ride the Swartberg pass.

Skip Oudsthoorn and sleep in Prince Albert.

Yes and one of our own has a new spot there: https://www.facebook.com/meillandhaus

Also ride Meiringspoort - best tar pass in SA imho.
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Re: Hogsback & Oudtshoorn advice on accommodation and things to do
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2021, 10:11:58 am »
Also consider https://www.facebook.com/Koedoeskloof-410697392327727

They're close to Ladismith and owned by a long time friend of WD.
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2021, 11:09:18 am »
Also consider https://www.facebook.com/Koedoeskloof-410697392327727

They're close to Ladismith and owned by a long time friend of WD.

Agree - a must visit great bike friendly schpot and Veldie and Debbie are treasures!  :thumleft:
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Re: Hogsback & Oudtshoorn advice on accommodation and things to do
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2021, 01:00:11 pm »
Arminel has a self catering option which is excellent value for money. Wolf ridge road is a most. Less well known, but well worth the time, is the drive up Plaatjieskraal road to the tower at the top of the mountain.
 
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Re: Hogsback & Oudtshoorn advice on accommodation and things to do
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2021, 02:03:41 pm »
Also consider https://www.facebook.com/Koedoeskloof-410697392327727

They're close to Ladismith and owned by a long time friend of WD.

Agree - a must visit great bike friendly schpot and Veldie and Debbie are treasures!  :thumleft:

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Re: Hogsback & Oudtshoorn advice on accommodation and things to do
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2021, 02:36:16 pm »
Oudtshoorn has the croc farm, buffelsdrift game farm, cango caves, swartberg pass, plenty of awesome gravel roads, some great restaurants also the ostrich farms. Surrounding towns of De Rust, Calitzdorp and Prins Albert are also pretty sweet.

The town is getting run into the ground by ANC / DA fights so the roads look like crap etc.
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Re: Hogsback & Oudtshoorn advice on accommodation and things to do
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2021, 02:46:21 pm »
Oudtshoorn has the croc farm, buffelsdrift game farm, cango caves, swartberg pass, plenty of awesome gravel roads, some great restaurants also the ostrich farms. Surrounding towns of De Rust, Calitzdorp and Prins Albert are also pretty sweet.

The town is getting run into the ground by ANC / DA fights so the roads look like crap etc.
If you want to do proper Offroad, this is the Place to Ride, forget about die Hel etc. I had to upgrade to a 790 RR just for the Daily Grocery run. :peepwall:
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Re: Hogsback & Oudtshoorn advice on accommodation and things to do
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2021, 03:08:54 pm »
Oudtshoorn has the croc farm, buffelsdrift game farm, cango caves, swartberg pass, plenty of awesome gravel roads, some great restaurants also the ostrich farms. Surrounding towns of De Rust, Calitzdorp and Prins Albert are also pretty sweet.

The town is getting run into the ground by ANC / DA fights so the roads look like crap etc.
If you want to do proper Offroad, this is the Place to Ride, forget about die Hel etc. I had to upgrade to a 790 RR just for the Daily Grocery run. :peepwall:

I have been thinking i should change my Africa Twin Topbox for soft luggage in Oudtshoorn because it rattles too much :biggrin:
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Re: Hogsback & Oudtshoorn advice on accommodation and things to do
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2021, 04:47:08 pm »
Hogsback

Away With The Fairies for pizza, beer, and a bathtub with the best view.
The Arboretum is worth a visit, and it's a short walk to 39 Steps Waterfall.
The Historic Hogsback Inn does a mean breakfast.
 
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Re: Hogsback & Oudtshoorn advice on accommodation and things to do
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2021, 05:03:54 pm »
Oudtshoorn is not what is was. Many places have closed down.

Nature is still open. Ride the Swartberg pass.

Skip Oudsthoorn and sleep in Prince Albert.

Yes and one of our own has a new spot there: https://www.facebook.com/meillandhaus

Also ride Meiringspoort - best tar pass in SA imho.

Thanks Dom.  :thumleft:

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Re: Hogsback & Oudtshoorn advice on accommodation and things to do
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2021, 05:46:46 pm »
I stayed at De Zeekoe in Oudtshoorn 10 days ago. About 8km outside town. Very nice spot. Even had a crocodile pizza. First time for everything!

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« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2021, 06:13:01 pm »
Did it bite 🙃
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« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2021, 06:48:37 pm »
My cousin, Barry has a place in Meiringspoort. Iíll send you his number & pics on WhatsApp. Great farm to ride on & get some dirt under your tyres. Heís on the forum @Meijers Rust but not active at all, maybe heíll read it if he gets a WD email. If you go there & like it please post the pics.
 
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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2021, 08:52:39 pm »
Did it bite
No it actually "sucked"! Wasn't that good at all!

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« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2021, 09:16:56 am »
Did it bite
No it actually "sucked"! Wasn't that good at all!

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