The Amatola Hiking Trail

The Amatola Trail is a 6 Day 5 Night hiking trail starting at Maden Dam near King Williams Town, traversing the incredible Amatola Mountains and ending in the iconic village of Hogsback. The trail is truly amazing and very strenuous so one needs to be prepared, however the views, remoteness, pristine indigenous forest and endless waterfalls make it one of, if not the, best hikes in South Africa. You must be fit and capable of hiking a minimum of 10 hours a day, never knowing what Mother Nature might throw at you. Almost to a person, weary returning hikers always say it is the hardest but best trail that they have ever done.

The Zingcuka Loop 2 Day 1 Night hiking trail starts and finishes in Hogsback. This is an incredible trail, but not to be underestimated. Very tough and very long, this is for experienced hikers, but it is absolutely incredible for those without a full 6 days at their disposal.

The beautiful village of Hogsback is the perfect place to safely base yourself before and after your epic Amatola adventure as it is the end point of the full 6 day Amatola Trail, and the start and end point of the 2 day Zingcuka Loop.


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27 November 2018

Come check out Steve Umculo Live at Away With the Fairies this Thursday.


10 November 2018

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9 September 2018

If you want to find some snow, then the top of the Hogsback Village is the place to go. None down here at the warmest part of Hogsback today though!!!


8 September 2018

Snowing loads, right now. Getting thicker. We've even got some rooms available.


9 August 2018

Hmmmm, 30mm of rain and 4 degrees. Smells like snow to the Fairies!!!! https://www.yr.no/place/South_Africa/Eastern_Cape/Hogsback/


2 August 2018

We won top selling establishment during the month of July! What a crazy month ending on an amazing Winter Celebration weekend


22 July 2018

1 of the best things you can do in your life, right here in Hogsback! http://www.getaway.co.za/activities/hiking-activities/multiday-alternative-south-african-hiking-trails/


3 July 2018

It's a bright crisp morning in Hogsback. A small amount of snow still up high in the village, but not much. A lovely day for a hike in the forest!!!


2 July 2018

Away With the Fairies Backpackers Hogsback is in Хогсбэк.

Snowing in Hogsback! Get here before we get snowed in!!! Photo credit: Robert Kirsten


1 July 2018

Buzzfeed, the popular news aggregator listed us in one of their articles entitled "24 Hostels Around The World That Look Fancy But Won’t Break The Bank" check out the full list over here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/jemimaskelley/coolest-unique-best-hostel-cheap