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Getting There & Away

The way up to Hogsback on R345 (the turnoff is 4km east of Alice) is sealed, but try to arrive in daylight due to mountain bends and occasional itinerant livestock. Coming from Queenstown and the north, take R67 towards Fort Beaufort and turn off in Seymour, following the good gravel road to Elundini and the backpackers there; after 22km, this road meets R345 south of Hogsback. Do not attempt the more direct dirt road to/from Cathcart in a 2WD car.

The easiest way to get to Hogsback without a car is in the shuttle run by Away with the Fairies on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. It picks up at Buccaneers Lodge in Chintsa (R180, 2½ hours) and East London Airport (R180, two hours). Mzansi Experience also stops in Hogsback en route between Cape Town and Southern Drakensberg.

City to City stops in Alice daily en route between East London (from R150, two hours) and Pretoria via Queenstown, Bloemfontein and Jo'burg.