The Arminel Hotel & Village, Hogsback, is nestled in the natural setting of the famous Hogsback mountains, with a tarred road leading up to the entrance. Surrounded by some of the Eastern Cape’s most beautiful indigenous forests, snow capped mountains, inspiring waterfalls and colourful gardens.

Spend your days walking, hiking or mountain biking through beautiful forests, and your nights beside a crackling fire after a delectable meal in our cosy restaurant. With the option of comfortable hotel accommodation or self catering forest cottages, we have the perfect fit for your next mountain escape.

Hotel FeaturesAccommodationActivities
  • Wi-Fi (in public areas)
  • Conference Facilities
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • On-site Parking
  • Laundry
  • Lounge with library
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • Garden Walk
  • Bird Watching


Maintaining its original charm, this country hotel boasts large public areas and can cater for families on holiday, conference delegates, banqueting and wedding guests.

There are 26 hotel rooms including Double Rooms, Twin Rooms and Family Suites. All the bedrooms are set away from the public areas and lead directly onto the beautiful gardens and some have generous wooden decks. All bedrooms have television, kettles and heaters.


There is also the option of 18 elegant self catering forest cottages. These thatched cottages are gently nestled in an exquisite garden setting. All have 2 bedrooms and either a loft or bunk room. Stylishly furnished to meet your every need with televisions, dishwashers and other modern conveniences. Enjoy the indoor gas fire-place for those romantic chilly evenings or the outdoor Weber braai on summer days. Alternatively enjoy a meal at the hotel restaurant and make use of the facilities.

Enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities, peaceful forest walks or explore the village filled with arts and crafts.


Contact Details

 Tel: 045 962 1005
 Fax: 045 962 1005
 Email: info@katleisure.co.za
 GPS: S32°35.525 E026°55.959
 Elevation: 1238m above Sea Level


A tranquil mountain retreat only 1 hour 30 minutes drive from East London & 2 hours 30 minutes from Port Elizabeth.

    18 Main Road, Hogsback, 5721