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Away with the Fairies

Hydrangea Lane , Hogsback, South Africa

Group of 15 or more?

Contact our Group Travel team directly for a tailor made solution for your group

  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Perfectly located high up in the Amatola Mountains. Boasting incredible views of the mountains and indigenous forest with hiking trails starting in our garden.

Our view point at the bottom of the garden has a bath tub, with the best view in the area. It also has views you wouldn't believe.

We have a lively bar with yummy meals and homemade Pizza's. We also have a quiet lounge and self catering kitchen, if you want to get away from it all.

Our accommodation ranges from camping, dorms, twins, doubles and en-suite twins and doubles, most with amazing views.

Our accommodation at Striders of 3 en-suite twins, an en-suite double and 2 en-suite triples are ideal for groups and those wanting a quiet time.

The main hostel has Frodo's and Bilbo's en-suite double rooms, The Hobbit self catering cottage and all the dorms and the camping. This is all, next to the bar and restaurant and where everything happens.

Hogsback has amazing bird and animal life, with parrots nesting in our garden, and monkeys daily visitors.

Check Availability

Wed 18 Jul 2018 - Sat 21 Jul 2018 Change
Selling out fast!

Room Summary

Wed 18th July 2018 - Sat 21st July 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    25 Jan 2018
    Awesome place! Such good vibes with everyone there, so nice to meet you guys. Lovely location, can hike straight from the hostel into the forest to waterfalls etc. Thanks for a great time :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    19 Jun 2018
    Fantastic charm to this hostel! Great views and wonderful staff!
    Trinidad And Tobago, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    10 Feb 2018
    Very unique for sure.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 5.7


    09 Mar 2018
    The path to the main building had a lot of lamps that were broken. A real lack of maintenance! We even had to give a ride by car to some old customer, because he couldn't get through the path by day because of its neglected state. The pizza was no big deal, just a lump of cheese and way too expensive. The driveway from the main road had almost impassable sections with holes and so on. Don't they repair their own access road? The holes were there from long before the rain.
    Netherlands, Male, 41+
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Things to Note

SHUTTLE- If you are traveling by bus then you will need to BOOK a shuttle to get to Hogsback. The shuttle runs on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday leaving Sugarshack in East London (R150 per person each way) and Buccaneers in Chintsa (R180 per person each way) between 11am and 1pm. NOTE: We meet up with the PE to Durban Baz Bus, but not the other direction as it arrives too late.

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