Terrific views abound at this magical, mystical clifftop backpackers: take an al fresco bath in the cliff-side tub, or climb 15m to the tree-house perched in the forest among parrots and monkeys. Activities on offer include Xhosa lessons, picnics in the forest, pancakes at sunrise, fishing, hiking, tree hugging and creative writing workshops.

The Wizard’s Sleeve Bar, a colourful spot to down a few beers and swap tales, serves meals including made-to-order pizzas.

Property description

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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.