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Hogsback, Hogsback, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

if you are city weary and are looking for an inspiring place where eco friendly is not just theoretical and the friendliness has no agenda, then this is the place for you. I am intrigued that Shane (the proprietor) continues to have such a open warm and gentle manner. I wish I could be more like him

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Greyton, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We were here for the Greenpop Reforest fest where we helped plant 2,400 indigenous trees and thoroughly enjoyed it. Shane and his staff gave something very special they are putting together so well done. Wonderful setting and ideal for backpackers and e o friendly people. Great base for hiking, cycling and seeing the area. The road is hectic so be... More 

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Shane E, Owner at Terra-Khaya, responded to this review

Hi Andrew Thanx for the positive response. I'm glad you enjoyed the reforest fest. it was an amazin experience to have 250 like minded people all giving back to the Earth and having fun :) I see you rated us a 2 for cleanliness. I'm sorry you felt that way. Terra-Khaya only sleeps 25 people so to have 250 party... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A total different place to stay but still worth it and very eco friendly. Only downside the open showers and bath just to open but some will enjoy it. Our khaya slept very comfortable and warm with views of mountains. Thanx guys

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East London, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My friend and I can hardly find words to describe the amazing stay that we had a Terra-Khaya. We went looking for the perfect escape and that's exactly what we found. We were welcomed to the backpackers by the friendly volunteers and instantly fell in love with our cabin in the woods. It was a place where we were able... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This place is really special. The atmosphere is so relaxing. The animals strolling around are always keen on giving some love. It will be a nature experience you will never forget. You have to love the forest, animals and quietness. There is not much of entertainment you are used to (TV, ..) It is an perfect opportunity for you to... More 

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Cape Town
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A great place for families to experience the beauty of Hogsback, and sustainability put into action. Shane and his volunteer team made us feel at home immediately, and made sure that it wasn't just a place to stay but a full experience, including horseriding, interacting with the animals on the farm and seeing some of the lesser-known treasures of Hogsback.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The site itself is absolutely stunning, and it had a very relaxed atmosphere. i go to hogsback often to hike and relax with friends and we were very excited to live away from busy city life at this eco friendly backpackers. A weekend getaway my friends and i thoroughly enjoyed, However when it was time to leave they had a... More 

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Shane E, Owner at Terra-Khaya, responded to this review

Hi Cara Thank you for your review. I must admit I am puzzled as to why you only reviewed a year after staying with us, any case, as it is I would like to set the record straight, as i find your title of your review unfair and slandering. The R10.00pp that we charged you for hiking in the forest... More 

Scheveningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

When my girlfriend saw a poster of Terra Khaya and Amathole horseback trips we had to go here. We were not disappointed as this is a great laidback eco friendly backpackers in the amazing little town of Hogsback. The double rooms are all located in different little houses, all with their own warm atmosphere and good beds. The rest of... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Many people along the Garden Route suggested that I should visit Shane at his Terra Khaya if I wanted a different perspective on eco/sustainable Backpacking experience. It is a magical place where you get indulged by its beautiful view and quietness. The atmosphere is relaxed and you can go your way at the place. Shane has done a remarkable job... More 

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Johannesburg
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We were meant to stay 3 nights, but only stayed one night. The girls could not hack the compost toilet. BUt i think, they shuld def be more then 1 toilet for the entire place. Shane cooks some excellent supper. so definitely worth a try. Overall, if you ready to rough it out, its worthwhile. But if want something more... More 

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Address: Hogsback, Hogsback, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Hogsback

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