Pre & Post Hike Accommodation

We have 3 options of where to spend the night before and after the trail.

Amatola House is the most recommended accommodation, being a lovely 2 bedroom, fully equipped house. It has 8 beds in one room and 4 in another, sleeping a total of 12 hikers at R200 per person per night sharing. Amatola House is tailor made for hiking groups and is where Amatola Trails are based Amatola house is where we do the pre-hike briefing and where we leave the vehicles for the safe parking during the duration of your hike. The views of the Amatola Mountains from Amatola House are incredible and it is right next door to Away with the Fairies.

Striders Cottage, which is on the adjoining property to Away with the Fairies on the other side from Amatola House comprises of 6 en-suite rooms, sleeping a total of 14 people for R250 per person per night sharing. Striders Cottage is great for Amatola Hikers, allowing you to have basic en-suite rooms in a peaceful location and a separate self-catering kitchen and common room as a perfect place to prepare / recover

Room configuration within Striders Cottage:

Please let me know how many singles / couples within your group - so i can book your accommodation as best as needed but please note the price is per person sharing so 2 single hikers will be required to share a twin room.

Camping is available if you have a tent and really feel like making it an outdoors experience from beginning to end. We use the campsite at Away with the Fairies for R100 per person per night.

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yes 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 Hogsback, Eastern Cape.

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

1 July 2018

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25 March 2018

13 March 2018

Friends of Away with the Fairies Rubber Duc have the chance to win the International Songwriters Competition. Here's the voting link. Go to the Folk/Singer-Songwriter category and vote for Nicholas Jordaan (Rubber Duc) "Avery"

4 March 2018

It's with a tear in my eye, in fact running down my cheek that I say goodbye to Neels du Toit. You've been such a massive part of Away with the Fairies that I don't even know where to begin. My love to Eileen and Luca, words can't express how sorry I am. Your unrivalled enthusiasm, your obsession with cannabis, your sense of fair play, your integrity, your honour, your honesty, your mega decibel laugh, your sense of right and wrong they are all unrivalled. My heavy heart just wishes you'd pushed through just a little longer and maybe you'd have come through the other side and some daylight would have pierced the darkness. Why why why??? I'm so sorry I didn't see the signs. Neels of Steel, you will be very very very sorely missed, Away with the Fairies will be a lessor place without you. Goodbye my friend, you will never ever be forgotten. Dan and all the Fairies

4 February 2018

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6 December 2017

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