Plettenberg Bay Travel Guide
Apart from a cute kinda name, Hog Hollow Country Lodge on the Western Cape of South Africa is also in favor because it's doing its bit for the local communities. That means it's got an accreditation from the Fair Trade in Tourism scheme in South Africa, and most of its staff were hired from the nearby villages of Kurland and Kwanokathula, rather than hiring city-siders who couldn't tell the guests what the local area is really all about. There's also a big emphasis on using locally-sourced food, and apparently it's pretty delicious.
Hog Hollow's website has a neat guestbook which includes a bunch of (positive) comments about staying there; for example:
The best place we've stayed at in six weeks in SA - lovely with breathtaking scenery. Original touches such as the bedtime stories book, chocolate made it even better. Will recommend to friends.Thank you.
Other guests rave about the good food, the friendly staff and (seasonally dependent) the log fire and the swimming pool. This week's UK Guardian also gave it a good review and described the accommodation as African-style cottages, often with views into the forests and nearby mountains. Since nobody's complaining, we'd better get there soon.