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The Landing Strip, Hogsback 5721 South Africa See on map
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Pets Allowed
Banquet Room
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed with Shane at his eco lodge which he has been continually allowing visitors to call a haven for ten years. Be prepared to step into a place of pure natural bliss and tranquility that forces you to forget about the normal hustle and...More

Thank thejunglebush
Response from Shane E, Owner at Terra-KhayaResponded 2 weeks ago

Hiya Dani Wow thanx a mill for the amazing review, it really makes us happy when people feel at home when staying with us :) The humans and animals of the Khaya, appreciate thegood vibes that people like you bring and share with us -...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Super helpful staff, fantastic scenery, awesome outdoor showers, relaxed guests, warm fire place, good books, lekker food and complementary breakfast on Sundays. Not sure what else you could ask for when you are looking for a place to spend a weekend away. :) Thanks to...More

Thank Mareike H
Response from Shane E, Owner at Terra-KhayaResponded 18 August 2018

Wow Mareike Thanx for the amazing review and compliments. Hope you get to come escape again with us soon :) I will pass your feedback onto the team Happy Days Shane

Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

I loved the idea of Terra-Khaya long before I managed to build up the courage to stay there, but I needn’t have been afraid at all. A wonderfully rustic and community minded place, I particularly loved evenings spend in the common room and the homely...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We were two weiry travelers pitching up at Terra Khaya with the full moon setting on the fairytale. Excited and nervous to enter the main building after stumbling our way to it, we were greeted by staff, who seemed surprised we had arrived. Apparently they...More

2  Thank KoenraadP6
Response from Shane E, Owner at Terra-KhayaResponded 23 July 2018

Hi Koenraad Thanx for the feedback, it is much appreciated, as much as it hurts me to hear that your stay at Terra-Khaya was not welcoming and professional. I'm glad we got to chat over the phone about the lack of hospitality you received at...More

Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We heard about TerraKhaya and came to check it out. The owner, Shane, said on the homepage that TerraKhaya is not for everyone - that is true. But we gave it a chance and we had such a good and pleasant time!! We spontaneously joined...More

1  Thank Maisaa W
Response from Shane E, Owner at Terra-KhayaResponded 1 June 2018

Wow Maisaa & Maik Thanx for the amazing review - we are also so glad that you stumbled upon us and the Reconnecting with Nature Retreat :) I'm looking forward to doing the ride with you guys next time you come visit befor you head...More

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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 More 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! Less
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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South Africa > Eastern Cape > Hogsback
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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South Africa > Eastern Cape > Hogsback
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Chris T
4 December 2016|
Response from Shane E | Property representative |
Hi Chris - yes we do - depending on dates Check our webpage for rooms - khayalethu
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"Suggest stay in a little chalet rather than camping"
11 Dec 2017
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"Most dorms overlook the valley, the camping site is well laid out and reasonably sheltered."
27 Nov 2017
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"The double story room"
28 Jun 2017
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"there is one special one near the parking lot"
29 Mar 2017
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