Hogsback

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The town of Hogsback nestles on the slopes of the Amatola Mountains. It is renowned for its indigenous forests and its fairytale landscape. Rumour has it that JRR Tolkein was inspired in part by the Hogsback when he created the classic Lord of the Rings.

Activities and sightseeing in the area

Hiking

There are a number of hiking trails that will take you into the forest and up the mountains and will lead you to waterfalls and beautiful views.

Voice of the Earth Eco-shrine

Diana Graham believes (quite correctly) that we are not master of the eart, merely a part of it. Her shrine is her testament to this belief.


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    Away With The Fairies

    Accommodation  > Hogsback

    Away with the Fairies boasts incredible views of the Amatola Mountains and the forest below. Hikes to waterfalls, mountains and indigenous forest. Incredible nature combines with a vibey bar and superb food. Shuttle from Chintsa and East London.

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    Elundini Backpackers

    Accommodation  > Hogsback

    Only 20 minutes away from Hogsback, high in the Amatola Mountains lies the picturesque Xhosa village of Elundini. Created from the desire to show tourists the ‘other side’ of South Africa, this backpackers has it all – great views, yummy food, cozy vibes and most of all, an exchange of cultural experiences. So join our […]