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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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Cape Town, South Africa
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We just spent 8 days at Terra Khaya, and cant wait to back again next year! Set on the top of a valley are really character filled chalets all made from up cycled materials. The communal areas are so chilled and relaxing and equipped with lots of board games and rad tunes playing. The showers are the ultimate best, open... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

I arrived on a misty late afternoon, not knowing what to expect! I found my way up the hill, and walked through the mist to the cosy lodge area! I was welcomed by the staff cooking a great meal, and a very chilled social area with fire place! It was a very cosy, comfortable way to end an afternoon of... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

What a place! We stayed in a private free-standing double room in the top-right corner, nestled in the trees, and it was magical! It included a double bed and a couch, as well as a small patio with a car-seat 'bench' where we did some late-night stargazing. Both the establishment and the proprietor, Shane, are warm, welcoming and comfortably humble.... More 

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Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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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41 hotel reviews
452 helpful votes 452 helpful votes
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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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

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