Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Hogsback, South Africa

Dec 27, 2013 - Hogsback

27 early pick up by Baz. Dropped at East London beach to wait for shuttle to Hogsback and Away with the Fairies Backpackers. Heavy rain. Played Hearts with international group! 28 today here still, sunny so time to quit this and go out and see it! Mountains and forest that inspired Tolkien in writing Lord of the Rings. He was born in South Africa.

Jump to full entry

Oct 6, 2013 - Amatola Trail, South Africa

I have been planning on walking the Amatola Trail for some time now, after visiting the area, and discussing the trail with my friend Daryn, we decided to set out on the journey as a team. Daryn, Carly, and myself set out on a 105km, 6 day hike through the beautiful Amatola Mountains of South Africa, for what would prove to be one of the most special journey's I've taken in some time. The hike itself is a challenging one, through a wide variety of terrain, it is not one to be taken lightly. Early morning starts, blood, sweat, and even a few...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Travelling

Sep 21, 2013 - Hogsback, South Africa

Myself and a couple of mates decided to take a last minute trip into the Amatola Mountains to a place called Hogsback for a short holiday. Due some, what turned out to be fortunate circumstances, we ended up spending a week. From relaxing in the outdoor bathtub, to exhilarating hikes through the indigenous forests, to moonlit horseback rides, to barefoot soccer with local Xhosa children, my time in Hogsback was ever so magical, and will forever be remembered

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Travelling

Jun 3, 2009 - Hogsback

The tiny village of Hogsback is a bit of a hippie hideaway up in the mountains. Many artists and foodies who are interested in organic farming have settled here and it feels very much like parts of Lompico where I (Christy) grew up. There is even a park with some California Redwood trees and Monterrey Pines. We spent two nights here doing day hikes, relaxing and eating some nice, local food. The trails were not particularly well marked and there were some wrong turns taken. Fortunately, we were able to find our way back into town eventually.

Jump to full entry

Feb 22, 2009 - Hanging with the fairies

So here we are. At the enchanting Tyume indigenous forest up in the Hogsback Mountians. Leigh and I heard that it was a beautiful place to visit so we took three buses and here we are! They say that there are fairies in the forest so the name of the hostel is Away with the Fairies. The hostel isnt much to talk about but the surroundings are amazing. The nature hikes leave right from the property and there are amazing views of the valley below. I am in the east coast of SA which is the poorest part and 1 out of 3 people have AIDS. Everyone...

Jump to full entry

Nov 2, 2008 - a few photos 1

OK! here is just a few photos that i have taken along the way. well iv past over the halfway mark of my stay here at hobbiton on hogsback. i now have a 125 motorbike that i can use to run into town which makes all of our lives easier! plus it is nice to be driving somthing again. november is very quiet so meredith and i are pushing off to capetown for 2weeks leaving this friday (7th nov) and we will be staying a few nights in Jbay along the way! i can wait to get back into the water and go for a decent surf!! its been so long! ill send...

Jump to full entry

Aug 31, 2008 - SNOW!!

Just a quick one. Today was an amazing day, it SNOWED!! It was only light but it was still snow. There was barely enough to cover the ground. It melted soon after it touched the ground and it came in small short bursts of about 10mins. BUT it was still the first snow fall for the year and everyone was very excited! Hog 2 and 3 had a layer of snow on them as it was much colder up there.

Jump to full entry

Apr 14, 2008 - Hogsback, South Africa

The next two days were spent in Hogsback – a town named after the three mountains that resemble the backs of hogs – hence the name! It`s a really quaint town located in an alpine area. Again – surprised by South Africa. We felt like we could have been in Switzerland... surrounded by mountains and clean, crisp, cold air. We did a 5km hike in the morning and then decided to go horseback riding in the afternoon. I almost died! OK, not quite but I did get thrown from my horse and went over that old nag and landed on my shoulder. Luckily the...

Jump to full entry


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com