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The inspiration behind Tolkien’s Shire, Hogsback, looks and feels like a fairy wonderland and Terra- Khaya is best positioned to show it off. Set on a hill, this eco-backpackers offers views of its forested and mountainous surrounds, giving visitors the sense they have stepped into another – enchanted – world.

It’s the base for Amathole Horse Trails, which offers short and overnight trips catering for all levels of rider and showcases Hogsback’s beauty in a very special light.

Terra-Khaya

Backpacker rooms with single and bunk beds, private cabins that sleep two or three and camping spots scattered across the farm. A communal kitchen and lounge area bring visitors together in an inviting and laid-back setting.

If you don’t want to cook your own meals, R60 will get you a delicious meat or vegetarian dish prepared each night. Breakfast is included in the rate.

Dorm beds are R110 a person a night and cabins are from R265 a unit a night. Camping is R60 a person a night.

Tel 082-897-750, email info@terrakhaya.co.za, www.terrakhaya.co.za.