Hogsback, Eastern Cape South Africa

Hogsback, Eastern Cape South Africa

Hogsback, Eastern Cape South Africa

Hogsback, Eastern Cape South Africa

Hogsback, Eastern Cape South Africa

Hogsback, Eastern Cape South Africa

Hogsback, Eastern Cape South Africa

Hogsback, Eastern Cape South Africa

Hogsback, Eastern Cape South Africa

Hogsback, Eastern Cape South Africa

Hogsback, Eastern Cape South Africa

Hogsback, Eastern Cape South Africa

Fun & Respite in the Eastern Cape

Hogsback, Eastern CapeSouth Africa

3 Days / 2 Nights
for Member Pricing

Fun & Respite in the Eastern Cape

Retreat to the scenic forests and mountains of Hogsback, South Africa, for a weekend of fun, relaxation and recreation.

About Your Trip

Escape your everyday routine in favor of a more serene experience in the beautiful forests of the Eastern Cape. Pack your best walking shoes for an exciting excursion that begins at your hotel’s activity center, only 0.62 miles (1 kilometer) from the hotel. There, you’ll enjoy your choice of a round of archery or abseiling, also known as rappelling. If you choose to abseil, you will go on a scenic 1.86-mile (3-kilometer) hike to the Madonna and Child Waterfalls. Once there, you will experience the rush of your life while rappelling 115 feet (35 meters) down to the forest floor beside the cascades of the glorious falls.

After a fun-filled day of outdoor recreation, settle in for a delicious buffet dinner at the cozy restaurant in the welcoming Arminel Hotel & Village. Guests of the hotel enjoy a wide range of activities in the wilderness that surrounds the property, including mountain biking, hiking and bird-watching in the forest.

What we love:
• After abseiling, you can catch your breath and relax in the plunge pool beneath the Madonna and Child Waterfalls.
• The gardens of the Eastern Cape are a photographer’s paradise. An abundance of indigenous wildlife, vibrant flora and quaint cottages offer numerous opportunities to capture the perfect shot.
• For centuries, the complex art of archery was reserved for hunting and times of battle. Today, however, the skilled use of a bow and arrow is observed more in competitive sport and recreation in many countries around the world.


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What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 3 days and 2 nights in Hogsback, South Africa, as well as:
• 20 minutes of abseiling or 30 minutes of archery at the hotel’s activity center. Bookings must be arranged in advance with your In-destination Support team member on Day 1 of your trip.
• Welcome reception with light snacks and 1 drink per person (tea, coffee or juice). A cash bar will be available to purchase alcoholic drinks at your own expense.
• 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners.
• An In-destination Support team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.


Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is East London Airport (ELS), approximately 90 miles (145 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.

 


 

This trip will close by April 30.




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Destination

Hogsback is a small village surrounded by the Eastern Cape’s snowcapped Amathole Mountains. Hiking trails crisscross the forested landscape, an especially popular destination for photographers and nature enthusiasts. The area’s beautiful gardens and tranquil atmosphere make it the perfect escape from the bustle of city life.

Hogsback sees its fair share of visitors from across the globe throughout the year. Each season highlights a new set of the region’s features, including everything from thundering waterfalls shrouded in mist to sun-dappled walking paths through the Afromontane forest. Crisp mountain air, exotic plant life and the sounds of rushing rapids simultaneously invigorate the soul and calm the mind.
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Platinum Inclusions

On this DreamTrip to Hogsback, South Africa, Platinum Members will be treated to 250 rand in hotel credit* per person to be used toward in-room dining or services offered at your hotel. Life is great when you’re a Platinum Member!

*You get one (1) 250-rand credit per Platinum Member, and the credit is available for use on this DreamTrip only. Credit is not transferable, has no commercial value, is not subject to refund or credit after the stay and cannot be redeemed for cash.
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Itinerary

Day 1

Check into the hotel at any time after 2 p.m.
Noon – 5 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
Time at your leisure to explore the hotel’s property.
6-7 p.m.: Welcome reception in the Willow Room at the hotel; includes light snacks and 1 drink per person (tea, coffee or juice). A cash bar will be available to purchase alcoholic drinks at your own expense.
7-9 p.m.: Welcome dinner in the hotel restaurant. Drinks will be available to purchase at your own expense.

Day 2

7-9 a.m.: Buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant.
Time at your leisure to explore the hotel’s property.
Your choice between an abseiling or archery excursion:
     • Abseiling: Hike 0.62 miles (1 kilometer) to the activity center, followed by 1.86 miles (3 kilometers) to Madonna and Child Waterfalls for 20 minutes of abseiling.*
     • Archery: Hike 0.62 miles to the activity center and enjoy 30 minutes of archery.*
7-9 p.m.: Buffet dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Day 3

7-9 a.m.: Buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant.
Time at your leisure to explore the hotel’s property.
Check out of the hotel by 10 a.m.

* Bookings must be arranged in advance with your In-destination Support team member on Day 1 of your trip. Late bookings will not be accepted. There will be no refunds for missed time slots.

Itinerary subject to change. All activities and times are weather dependent.

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Hotel Details

Arminel Hotel & Village, Hogsback, is a cozy mountain retreat surrounded by some of the Eastern Cape’s most spectacular waterfalls and forests. Guests enjoy a wide variety of activities in the natural beauty of the great outdoors, including hiking, biking and bird-watching.

Hotel features:
• 1 restaurant and bar.
• Swimming pool.
• Tennis court.
• Complimentary parking.

Standard Room (Family Suite, Twin or Queen) accommodations with:
• 1 queen bed or 2 twin beds.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.
• Television.
• Kettle.
• Heater.
• Minibar available upon request.
• Limited Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: 10 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Arminel Hotel & Village, Hogsback
18 Main Road
Hogsback 5721, South Africa
Pricing for children for this resort may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click BOOK IT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.


Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.

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Additional Information

Adult and children’s pricing may vary depending on the travel date. Click BOOK IT for detailed pricing information.

We base children’s pricing on their age at the time of travel. Their reservation has to be booked and paid for in order for you to check them in.

Please remember to book a reservation for everyone you’re bringing along on your DreamTrip before you travel. Otherwise, they’ll be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.

Abseiling excursion:
• The minimum age to participate in this excursion is 12 years. Age is determined at the time of travel.
• Depending on the number of guests, there may be a slight delay for individual abseiling times.
• This activity is not recommended for people with mobility issues or certain health conditions. You must be able to walk 1.86 miles (3 kilometers). Please consult your physician prior to booking.
• This excursion is designed for guests that weigh more than 99 pounds (45 kilograms) and less than 220 pounds (100 kilograms).

Archery excursion:
• The minimum age to participate in this excursion is 8 years. Age is determined at the time of travel.
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Policies

Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis. 

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than April 30, 2019 and are subject to a $50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Please note: Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Members with additional people in the room, not booked prior to travel, will be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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