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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at Terra Khaya was simply amazing. This eco friendly farm settled in the mountains of Hogsback offers various kinds of accommodation and different lovely services for great prices. The living area has been entirely made from natural and recycled materials - it's a real piece of art. Grab a book from the shelf, make new friends around the... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Ended up staying 4nights here as it was so peaceful and relaxing! The new building where the kitchen/ dining area/ indoor fire pit/ chilled seating area is absolutely stunning and a huge outdoor patio looking across the mountains. Each double/ dorm is in its own separate building which makes it feel very private- although there is a bit of a... More 

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

Hiya Juliette Thanx for the review :) We are soo glad you enjoyed your stay with us :) 1LOVE Shane and Team Terra-Khaya More 

Cologne, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Terry-Khaya 3 night in Oct 15. It was one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at. The owner Shane will tell you everything about the idea of this unique place. You can do horse riding trips or just explore the magnificant environment on your own. They also provide dinner there which is absolutely yummi!!!! I... More 

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

Wow - Thanx Fabian Sooooo glad you rate us up there with the best :) We really appreciate your positive feed back. Happy Days Shane More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

If you love nature, chilled out music, animals, art and creative things, wood oven, bonfire and fresh spring water, don't pass on this one! One advice: If you're on a budget, bring your own dinner and snacks. Nothing for animal hair allergics, spend at least 2 nights, the fridge is small. I had a wonderful time!

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

Hi Hi Thanx for the review, Glad you enjoyed your stay. All the best Shane More 

Soutpan
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We enjoyed our stay, and the walks in nature, we even picked our own mushrooms. But please note that they only have 'long drops' - must say enjoyed the shower in the outdoors. Enjoyed the fact that it is not in town, staff was very friendly.

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

Hi Liza Thanx for the review. Glad you enjoyed your stay - sorry the toilets where not for you - hope the good out weighed the KAK ;) We do try and warn our guests about the loo's in our correspondence before you book. We just dont believe that a precious recourse like water should be used for toilet purposes.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Its been my second time in Hogsback and i stayes both times in Terra-Khaya. This time was even better than the last. They buildet up a huge house, wich is amazing. If you are a fan of nature life and you dont want to leave to many footprints in the natural enviroment. You should visit this place. Here are also... More 

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

Hey Hey Andy Its been such a pleasure spending time with you and sharing such wonderful chats, horse-rides and laughs with you. You bring soo much laughs and happiness - its amazing. Looking forward to your next visit - i know it wont be long. Enjoy Australia 1LOVE More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

This beautiful eco lodge works in perfect harmony with its stunning natural surroundings. Shane has created something unforgettable in this sustainable haven; from the wonderfully relaxed atmosphere, to the amazing relationship he has with the animals on the property. In particular, his unique method with his horses that relies on mutual respect and a profound connection with the animals. Ride,... More 

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

Hey Milo Thanx soo much for the positive review :) Hope you can come loose yourself under the stars again here soon Happy Days Shane More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Our third visit to Terra Khaya over a 5 year span, we love it more each time. Earth home is the perfect name, everything comes from and goes back to the earth with conscious awareness. Our urban home is greener than most, but we learn so much more here where no corners are cut and you are made aware of... More 

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

Hiya Sandy, Mike, Sula & Damien Its always such a pleasure spending magical quality time with you folks. I', soo glad that TK has become a favorite for you and the family to holiday. Looking forward to more fun horse riding, overnight camping and special times with you all. Big Love from the Terra-Khaya Family More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

My first impression was that of a Zulu village nestled in the beautiful mountains of Hogsback. Speaking of a Zulu village I especially refer to the numerous animals walking loose and the various walkways crisscrossing over the grass to the various dorms. This in combination with the warm welcome of the crew and the special preparation of the food in... More 

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

Hi Karlien Thanx for the review - We are glad you enjoyed most of the stay with us. Sorry the toilets where a bit smelly for you. We are currently in the process of building new toilets, they will still be composting loos, but we are hoping to refine the process and comfort-ability of them. Im sure by the time... More 

Dortmund, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

This beautiful off grid eco lounge which is placed on a permaculture farm, in the magical mountains of hogsback is one of the most special backpackers I have been to on all my journeys. Conscious living!!! keep it real guys!!!

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

Hiya Jacob Thanx for the review and for becoming a part of the Terra-Khaya Family Trust that your travels through Africa are going well and that your bike issues are sorted. Happy Travels Shane More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our Earth Home Project is a Backpackers, camping facility and eco-farm that celebrates a mindful, alternate way of living. This beautiful smallholding is situated way up in the hills of Hogsback. We practice conscious sustainable living, in simple, creative, comfortable structures & are 100% off the grid. If you dream of revitalizing and relaxing way up in magnificent clouds, we welcome you to Terra-Khaya. The Backpackers: Terra-Khaya offers a unique experience of sustainable living in stunning natural surroundings. We offer, comfy spacious double rooms, dorms, and a comfortable chill area, all built with recycled materials and natural recourses. Take a bath under the stars, enjoy delicious hearty food, relax in a hammock or give a hand on the farm. A sense of living guaranteed! Chillington Farm: The farm is set on 38 acres in the Amathole Mountain region, with a wide array of friendly farm animals and lovable horses. Our water comes from our stream, heating and cooking is wood-powered and minor electrical appliances are run off solar. We produce our own dairy and various foodstuffs from the garden for the kitchen. Amathole Horse Trails: Horses and riding is our passion and speciality; our 8 beautiful steeds and guide will take you on tailor-made excursions around the area. From short strolls into the village for lunch to overnight rides up into the surrounding mountains. Catering for all levels of rider, we endeavor to make your horseback fantasies come true! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Terra-Khaya

Address: Hogsback, Hogsback 5721, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Hogsback
Number of rooms: 6
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