Welcome to Granny Mouse House, Hogsbacks premier owner run Guesthouse tucked away high up in the Amathole Mountains of the Eastern Cape. We cater for adult guests, in a sophisticated yet relaxed country atmosphere.
Bed and Breakfast accommodation is offered in 3 double en-suite rooms, all with private pool and garden facing patios. For couples requiring more privacy, 2 fully equipped and serviced Self-Catering units are available, located in the large landscaped garden.
We enjoy the accolade of being the first catered establishment in Hogsback to have attained 4 Star Superior accreditation from both AA and TGCSA.
Located just outside the village centre, Granny Mouse House is the ideal base from which to explore what Hogsback has to offer. Go for a hike to one of the numerous waterfalls in the area or lose yourself in the labyrinth at The Edge. Alternatively enjoy a leisurely stroll through Ingrids beautiful and well-established garden, taking in the peace and tranquility which makes Hogsback such a magical and mystical place.
We invite you to come and experience our little piece of paradise. Ingrid will gladly share her wealth of knowledge, depth of conversation and passion for life with you. Arrive as a guest and leave as a friend, taking with you only wonderful memories and yearning to return one day soon.
The winding road from Alice takes one steeply up the pass and quickly back in time to a place which still echoes the thoughts and tales of JRR Tolkein.
Accommodation at Granny Mouse House:
Queen bedded, furnished with Cape antiques, en-suite with shower and private pool and garden facing (covered) patio. Complimentary tea, coffee, biscotti. Fresh milk stocked in bar-fridge, unlimited Spring water supplied daily. Rooms 1 and 2 are adjacent, both under open thatch.
Twin-bedded (3 quarter beds) furnished with Cape Antiques, en-suite with shower and bath and private pool and garden facing (covered) patio. Complimentary tea, coffee, biscotti etc. Fresh milk stocked in bar-fridge, unlimited Spring water supplied daily. Rooms 1 and 2 are adjacent, both under open thatch.
Queen bedded garden room en-suite with bath (with shower attachment) and private garden facing (covered) patio. This room has a separate entrance, semi-detached from the main house and is furnished in a more modern soft french-white theme. It is under ceiling, recommended for those who may suffer from allergies. Complimentary tea, coffee, biscotti etc. Fresh milk stocked in bar-fridge and unlimited Spring water supplied daily.
Self Catering Rondavel Cottage
Our thatched rondavel unit, situated near the pool, is aimed at the budget-conscious couple. Quaint and cosy, with a double bed, it has a private patio and braai facilities, en-suite with gas-powered shower. Back-up cadac gas cooker supplied to augment basic cooking facilities ( 2 plate oven/stove). Fully equipped and serviced. Fresh Spring water supplied daily. Guests who book into the self-catering units are considered desiring of being left alone. Apart from servicing of units, which is always done in a discreet manner and at a convenient time, this wish is respected at all times.
Self Catering Orchard Unit
Our Orchard unit is more upmarket, en-suite with gas-powered shower in a large modern bathroom. Full modern kitchen with gas oven/stove as well as a microwave. Lounge area with television (OVHD) and hi-fi. Private patio and braai facilities in a walled courtyard Orchard/Garden featuring a pair of mature walnut trees. This unit is under ceiling and suitable for longer stays. Fresh Spring water supplied daily.
Guests who book into the self-catering units are considered desiring of being left alone. Apart from servicing of units, which is always done in a discreet manner and at a convenient time, this wish is respected at all times.
Guests are guided in their choice of recreation according to how long they intend staying. If required, they are taken on guided tours or 4x4 trips. Hiking in the surrounding forest is one of the favourite activities on the mountains. Be sure to pack your hiking boots. Trail maps to the many different waterfalls are available at the Information centre.
From Alice, by road take the Cathcart via Hogsback turnoff.
Once in Hogsback, Nitwoods Drive is the third street left.
Granny Mouse House is the first set of gates on the right.
We do unfortunately not accommodate children under 12 years.