Emergency & Other Useful Numbers

The contact names and numbers given below are provided in good faith as a community service. While every effort is made to ensure that the information is correct, Magical Hogsback Online or its Webmaster cannot accept responsibility for changes and/or the unavailability of people listed.

Police and Hogsback Community Policing Forum

The SAPS Office is situated in Main Road, near the entrance to Hogsback, between Swallowtail Country Estate and King's Lodge Hotel.

  • 045 962 1030 / 045 962 1080 Hogsback Police Station
  • 082 493 6929 Mike Mullins (Hogsback CPF)
  • 10 111 Nationwide Emergency Response
  • 10 111 Nationwide Ambulance Response
  • 112 Nationwide Emergency (Free from any cell-phone)
Medical Doctor:

Hogsback Medical Practice is a general medical practice in Hogsback. We are open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please contact the Practice (087 654 3412) or consult the notice boards regarding Practice Hours, as these will change from time to time.

For medical emergencies, please phone the Practice (087 654 3412) at any time.

For more information, see Hogsback Medical Practice in the Shops and Services section of this website.

Mountain Rescue and First-Aid Emergencies:

As part of its community outreach, Hobbiton offers a Mountain Rescue Service and First-Aid Emergency Service to all who walk, run, cycle, climb, etc in the Hogsback Area.

  • 045 962 1193 Hobbiton Land Line (Office hours)
  • 084 840 0617 Tonya Serfontein-Burton
  • 076 353 2284 Nel Serfontein-Burton
Fire - Hogsback Village and Surrounding Pine Plantations:

Fire related emergencies are dealt with by the Greater Stutterheim Fire Protection Association (GSFPA) and Amathole Forestry Company (AFC). The latter is a private company that operates the pine plantations around Hogsback.

  • 073 288 5970 Chris Everton (AFC)
  • 078 848 9652 Lukhanyo Mabongo (AFC)
  • 084 774 2542 Craig Els (GSFPA)
Post Office

The Hogsback Post Office Agency is situated in the Spar SaveMor Supermarket, Main Road.

  • Hours of operation: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 09h00 - 16h00
  • Telephone: 045 962 1176 (ask for Post Office)
  • Name and Postal code: Hogsback, 5721
Hogsback Information Office:

The Hogsback Information Office is not operational at the moment.
A temporary walk-in Information Service is being offered on a voluntary basis at Woltree Craft Shop. It is situated in Main Road, on your right as you enter Hogsback from the direction of Alice.