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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a simpler, more connected way to live and if you've forgotten that, Terra Khaya is the place to go to remind yourself. You'll definitely want to stay longer than you've planned to because you'll be so taken with the Terra Khaya that you'll forget to see the rest of Hogsback. Whether you're on a solo mission, with a...

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

Hiya Jacqui Sot a Lot for the review, however the best compliment for me is that you have already booked your 3rd stay in 3 months with us :) It's soo cool getting to spend time with you and enjoy your infections laughs echoing through the trees. Lots a Love Shane & Tristan

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just spent two nights at this place but instantly fell in love with the atmosphere, the people, the cats, dogs & horses (not so much with the noisy rooster ;-)), the delicious homemade food (Xhosa-Bread, Porridge & fresh veggies&salad from the organic garden), the eco-friendlyness, all the little happy sweet things everywhere (dream catcher, recycled glass windows&decoration in- and...

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

Hey Hey Thanx for the great review and feedback :) Your words are much appreciated :) Happy Days Shane

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shane has created an incredible place for those looking to escape the system temporarily or on a more permanent basis. This is real eco-tourism and the whole place is like a work of art! The out-door shower is an absolute must, and the wholesome meals prepared by Shane and his team are well worth a try!

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

Hiya Jess Thank you for the review and kind words :) We sure have tried to create a space that makes our guests feel comfortable whilst being environmentally conscious. Thanx again for the kind words Happy Days Shane

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After an extensive trip around South Africa we stumbled on this little Gem - this was our number one spot - even though we had stayed in much more "luxurious" places the love that went into this place left a lasting impression. It had a lovely family vibe - good simple food - ( the pasta was made with Shitake...

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

Hey 911 Thank U for the review and feedback, stoked we made it to #1 on your trip :) When we connect again, you can reveal your code name to me. Take Care & Happy Days Shane

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a special place. The love that Shane and his team have put into the physical space mirrors their being and its felt straight away. From the meals to the amazing horse riding (beautifully trained horses,) , to the funky rooms, the outdoor showers, the live music and the people that it attracts-its a vibe and tribe that I...

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

Hiya Ricky Thanx for the cool feedback :) I hope you guys had a rad trip further up the East Coast. It was cool meeting you guys and spending the time together - glad we got you on the bus in time :) All the best Hope to check you soon 1LOVE

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Disconnect in order to reconnect with nature. Friendly staff, great food, awesome horse rides. Kids enjoy the freedom of the place. Home away from home. Terra khaya will always have a special place in my heart.

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

Thanx for the 5 starts Jason - its much appreciated :) It has been wonderful spending the last 4 New years with you and your family :) It has been such a treat watching Pierre and Jo-Anne grow and become a part of the Terra-Khaya family. Always a pleasure to spend time with you guys. Lots of Love to you...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We absolutely loved our time here and would advise it as a must-stay for visitors to Hogsback. Shane has created a quirky, creative, mystical haven for the discerning traveler. From the sensitive ecology of the lodge to the fabulous, eccentric decor in each of the cottages to the clever eco-friendly bathing systems to the wholesome, yummy dinners, this is an...

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

Hey Kate Thanx for the review - It was great meeting you and spending time with Wayne and yourself. Also glad the we got to ride the day after the hail storm - what a fun moment it was with the ice falling out the sky :) Hope to see you soon Much love to U2 XXX

Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed over fo one night on our way to Cape Town, but I wish we could have stayed a month. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. The area is incredibly scenic, with beautiful views of the mountains and forests. Their kitchen facilities are clean and spacious which is great for self catering travellers like us, though...

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

Hiya Natasha Wow - thanx for the review :) Next time you gotta stay longer and join us for dinners ;) Till then Take Care & Best Shane

Paine, Chile
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Such an amazing place to stay, we really enjoyed our stay there.... Everything is so well building and beautiful environment to be, you will love it. Its a really unique backpacker plenty of different details which made this place unforgettable, also the kitchen is big and clean, you can cook your own food or you can buy the meals they...

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

Hi Florencia Thank you very much for your review - we are glad that enjoyed your stay with us, it was just as much of a pleasure to host you and your friends at Terra-Khaya. We hope that you had a fantastic rest of your holiday. Hopefully our paths will cross again one day soon 1LOVE Shane

Reviewed 3 December 2016

Terra Khaya was my favourite stop on a month long trip from Cape Town to Joburg. Shane (the owner) is a really sound and interesting guy. Definitely go horse trekking with him and he can show you some cool spots around Hogsback. He's also a excellent cook and the dinner table has a great atmosphere. The hostel is surrounded by...

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

Hi Shane Thank you for the amazing review and feedback - its always appreciated. Soo glad we where your fave spot on your trip :) Looking forward to sharing good times at Terra-Khaya with you again Happy Days ShaneO

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  • Breakfast included
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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 

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Address: Hogsback, Hogsback 5721, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Hogsback
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Terra-Khaya Hogsback, South Africa - Eastern Cape
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“All the rooms are very unique but we love the dorm room most with its tree loft area.”
 of 5 bubbles HikingWildCoast, 7 Feb 2016 | Read review
“You couldn't go wrong choosing a room, they all have their own personalities and quirky characteristics.”
 of 5 bubbles sophiec195, 2 Jul 2015 | Read review
“The double rooms are warm and lovely and the dorm has a double story and is super fantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles WildLubanzi, 30 May 2015 | Read review
“The dorm was beautiful, with five-star views of the Hogsback mountains, and a fun ladder made out of a tree trunk for anybody wanting to climb to a loft for more beds. There are two outhouses, outdoor showers, and a bath. They are incredibly clean for outdoor facilities. The outdoor showers were a real treat. And the outhouse past the kitchen actually has one of the best views.”
 of 5 bubbles PCCulinary, 31 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The 'Khayelitsha' private double room is great for couples!”
 of 5 bubbles danewoods, 10 Jan 2015 | Read review
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