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Terra-Khaya

Hogsback, Hogsback 5721, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

After hundreds of recommendations from friends we booked in at Terra Khaya. We had a lovely stay and only wish we could have stayed longer. Shane has a good eye and the spaces are considered and beautiful. We stayed in a small cottage that was very charming and comfortable. Our bed was comfy and warm (I was concerned about the... More 

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

Hi Faye :) Thank you for your great review - we hope you can come back and enjoy the new communal lounge and kitchen and, of course, the bath. It was great having you with us :) Happy Days! Shireen and Shane More 

Grahamstown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our time and stay at the Terra-Khaya Eco-Lodge. It was a refreshing and energising experience indeed. We take pleasure in the fact that a part of this beautiful place is embedded deep in our Souls as it is just so Magnificent. Thank you!! :) :)

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

Thank you for the great review. We really enjoyed having you guys stay with us. Thanks for bringing and planting trees too. Hope to see you guys again :) More 

Ho Tram, Vietnam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I volunteered at Terra Khaya, intially planning to stay for a week and a half, two weeks tops. The first night I arrived in total darkness and was greeted in the warmest way. I felt at home instantly. That night I spent looking at the most impress display of stars I have ever seen and in that instant knew I... More 

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

Thank you *so* much for coming to volunteer at Terra-Khaya, Sophie: you brought such good energy to the space and to our hearts :) We miss you too and look forward to having you back. Lots of Love from all of us xxxxxxxx More 

Lubanzi
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We have stayed here before and were shocked by how lovely it is looking. The whole place is taking on a lovely softness with its growing gardens and the warmth and passion the staff and Shane are putting into the place. Their new 'lounge/earthcastle' is a lovely building that has given the place its heart space. We were there for... More 

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

Thanks for the great review, Aidan - it was great to have you and Rahal with us over the weekend festivities. We love Wild Lubanzi too - keep on shining, guys xxxx More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We visited terra khaya twice during our half year stay in South Africa. The atmosphere at the hostel is amazing, they have a beautiful view which you can enjoy during a shower outside. Shane cooks as the best and he is great with his horses. Defenitely worth a visit!! Thank you Shane for making us feel at home.

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

Thanks for the lovely review, Mayte - it was an absolute pleasure having you guys stay with us. We hope you come again :) Happy Days Shireen and Shane More 

Galway
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Shane, Shireen and Sebastian showed us such a warm welcome in Terra Khaya. The location is amazing built on the side of a mountain with beautiful views over hogsback from well designed rooms. Probably the best Dorm room I have ever stayed. Really beautifully designed and decorated. We had Kudu Stew for dinner which was delicious and great value.. not... More 

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

Thank You for the great review :) Happy Days! Shireen and Shane More 

Park City, Utah
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Outstanding property, where even the dorm has a fabulous view of the Hogsback mountains. All of the spaces are beautifully done. The outdoor showers have a fabulous view, even the outhouse can be said to have a great view. It's a great place to learn how to ride a horse, and for experienced riders (ie riders comfortable with hours of... More 

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

Was amazing having you with us - we are looking forward to seeing you again! Happy Days and Safe Travels Shane and Shireen More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Shane puts much effort into making Terra- Khaya the ecologically responsible place that it is. His new common area- natural building project looked very impressive, even though it's not 100% finished when we were there. The surrounding is beautiful, if you love foresty fairytales.

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

Hi Job - Was such a pleasure to meet you - thanks for the visit and good company. You guys are doing some great work - keep it up! Happy Days! Shane and Shireen More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Shane E, Manager at Terra-Khaya, responded to this review

Hey Emily and Simon It was such a pleasure having you with us - it was special welcoming in the new year with you... Looking forward to seeing you again guys. Happy Days Shane and Shireen More 

underberg
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Shane E, Manager at Terra-Khaya, responded to this review

Hi Matt It was great having you stay with us - we also appreciate your many kind referrals to us... we have met some great people because of you. We hope to see you again .... :) Happy Days Shane and Shireen More 

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