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“Too little time here”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Terra-Khaya

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Terra-Khaya
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Too little time here”
Reviewed January 11, 2012

Unfortunately my husband and I did not stay here, as we found out how wonderful Terra Khaya was after we'd booked accomodation in the town.

We were keen to do some horse riding and booked in with Shane ( A thoroughly nice bloke!). Out we went in the mist and through the forest and had simply the best ride of my life. Shane is wonderful with his horses and they are evidently a great love of his. I loved natural horsemanship- not using bites.

After our first amazing ride we were given a much needed cup of tea and I was shown around by Zane one of the volunteers. At this point I was disappointed not to have stayed there. I would have loved an outdoor bath!!!!!!

We rode the next day as well- equally wonderful and this time we got to enjoy the scenery as the mist had lifted.

Even though we didn't stay at Terra Khaya I have and will rave about it to anyone who'll listen. I've no doubt that it has things it can improve on but I'm giving it a 5 star rating for the wonderful experience we had and for the fact that now, back in Scotland, it is the one place I wish every day I could teleport back to and have one last ride on gorgeous Baron.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 20, 2011

We came to Hogsback in the middle of winter and while we were staying at Terra-Khaya it began to snow. I will never forget drinking hot cocoa listening to the beautiful soft sound of snow flakes falling on the roof. We ended up getting snowed in and had to spend an extra night (a blessing in disguise). Shane made us feel so at home and welcome in his beautiful fairy land. We spent our days exploring the beautiful countryside and playing endless games of 30 seconds. If you're looking for an experience like no other, head to Terra Khaya where the animals, people and natural surrounds provide a true experience of home away from home.

Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Liverpool
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Reviewed July 22, 2011

Had a lovely horseride- beautifully and very humanely trained and treated horses. Had a good nosey around the place too- really eco-friendly and nature loving and somehow magical place. Hadnt booked to stay but wish I had, really great vibe :)

Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 28, 2011

Had to add a review here for Terra Khaya which is a ecolodge (fully sustainable) and a riding experience to die for.
Shane who runs it does not use a bit on his horses and they are so wonderfully responsive it is completely safe for young children. the ride amongst the forest and the views across the valley are awesome.

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Property: Terra-Khaya
Address: Hogsback, Hogsback 5721, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Hogsback
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Hogsback
Number of rooms: 6
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 

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