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Terra-Khaya

Hogsback, Hogsback 5721, South Africa
Terra-Khaya
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  • Location
    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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Lubanzi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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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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6 hotel reviews
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

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

Hey Dane! Thanks for the great review - it was awesome having you with us. Glad you enjoyed the stargazing :) Happy Days Shane and Shireen More 

Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
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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179 reviews 179 reviews
42 hotel reviews
456 helpful votes 456 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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