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About Back o' the Moon Cottage

Back o' the Moon Cottage is a cosy thatched cottage with Old World charm, built in 1935. It is situated in the misty village of Hogsback within its own private garden and surrounded by a well-established azalea and rhododendron garden.

The cottage features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a lounge area with a large fireplace, and an outside barbecue area.

Hogsback is a beautiful town situated high up on the Amathole mountains in the Eastern Cape. Hogsback offers a tranquil escape from busy city life.

Family friendly: Library, central fireplace, located in its own private garden, surrounded by larger well established garden. Berry picking in season. Within walking distance to a nearby waterfall and easy forest walks.

Romantic: Four poster double bed in main bedroom, bar fridge, welcoming sherry on special occasions.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 38 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 13 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

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  • Self-catering Cottage Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering The cottage features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a lounge area with s large fireplace, and an outside barbecue area.... see more Features:  Double beds, Queen beds, DStv, Private bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering see more Double beds, Queen beds, DStv, Private bathroom, Fireplace, Self-catering, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Garden views
    from €43 For 2 guests
    • Adults

      Reviews for Back o' the Moon Cottage

      13 guest reviews Reviews of

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      John McKay
      16 March 2018

      Our stay at Back I the Moon was delightful. We were made to feel most welcome and all our needs were taken care of . We definitely reccomend this place.

      Tessa Hochfeld
      04 January 2018

      Charming place with a breathtaking garden. Very warm and welcoming hosts. It was a wonderful stay in a lovely village. One day poured with rain and the inside fire made a cosy lazy afternoon, while the garden was a treat when the sun came out. Everything you need is there. A few too many ornaments and things inside - hard to find place to put our own things!

      Katja Higgins
      16 April 2017

      Norma and Derek were wonderful and the cottage had everything you wish for. We had a very nice time

      ivan Katzke
      05 April 2017

      Great value for money and beautiful cottage in a lovely garden/part of the world.

      Nick Cowley, South Africa
      11 January 2017

      The magical Hogsback setting, spotless and complete facilities, and the attentiveness and interesting conversation of the Fivazes male this a wonderful place to stay. (Nothing to do with the song about the 1950s Sophiatown joint in the musical 'King Kong', except that this 'Back o' the Moon is equally timeless)

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      Back o' the Moon Cottage Map

      Back o' the Moon Cottage is 1.9km from the centre of Hogsback , the nearest airport 110.1km (East London Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

      Things to do in and around Hogsback

      The Bluff Walk

      (1.1 km from Hogsback)

      1 review

      Located just beyond the Edge's restaurant, this comfortable circular stroll along the Bluff with a large grassy field leading up to a cliff offers spectacular views of the Tyume Valley, hundreds of metres below and of the surrounding...

      Hogsback Arboretum

      (1.5 km from Hogsback)

      5 reviews

      This easy stroll starts in Oak Avenue (opposite Redcoat Lane) and takes you through the Arboretum. The Arboretum is a garden of trees from all over the world, and includes several Californian Redwood trees, now well over 100 years old. Trees have...

      Madonna and Child Waterfalls

      (1.3 km from Hogsback)

      4 reviews

      Madonna and Child Falls is located in the blissful and serene village of Hogsback. The waterfall's name originates from the outcrop of rock on the face of the falls which forms the shape of a "Mother and Child". You can reach the Madonna and Child...

      Hogsback Village Shop And Petrol Station

      (1.6 km from Hogsback)

      4 reviews

      General Store which stocks bread, milk, food, drinks, groceries, meat and boerewors sausages forgotten items such as toiletries, braai/BBQ packs, petrol and various other supplies.