All our comfortable accommodation & buildings are constructed using a blend of eco-friendly, creative, innovative, modern design and traditional building techniques. The Backpackers, as an eco-friendly sustainable project, is an experimental venture that flagships the ethos of life “off the grid”. We aim, through our methods of living and building, to be an example to both our visitors and locals, that conscious living and respect for Mother Earth is something that is mutually simple and rewarding.
Please note that as this is an eco-friendly backpackers and we are 100% off the grid, we do not have any electrical plug points in the rooms and there are no computer or TV facilities. The ablutions and toilets are all outside and our hot water and stove are heated off fires from the wattle trees that by law, we have to reduce in numbers.
Although our alternate method of living is simple and unconventional, we have not compromised on comfort, flair and style.
The Dorm (sleeps 10)
Our Dorm is a “wattle & daub” (pole & dagga) African style rondavel structure, with big windows and a high roof. With it’s mud walls, clay floor and thatch roof, it is warm in winter and cool during the heat of summer.
The dorm sleeps 8 downstairs and has a private loft area upstairs that sleeps 2. The large east facing window captures the beautiful panoramic view of the mountains and breath-awakening sunrises.
Khayalitsha (sleeps 2)
Khayalitsha (New Home) is a double room / shick shack. Constructed with wood scraps, car windows, road signs and rusted corrugated iron, this warmly decorated room is furnished with a comfy double bed, feather duvets, warm blankets, cord wood floors and simple style.
- Rate: R425 double
Khayamnandi (sleeps 3)
Khayamnandi (Beautiful Home) is a 3 sleeper room with a double bed and a single bed. This little shack can be used as a double/twin or family unit for a couple and child/friend. The building of this room was the one that gave us the most headaches as the Jagermeister bottles that were used for the front wall where all once full 🙂 Simply and warmly attired with comfy mattresses, feather duvets, lots of pillows and warm blankets.
- Rate: R425 double/twin or R605 triple per night (In-season rate R605)
- R400.00 if the 3rd person is a child between 5 & 12
Khayalethu (sleeps 4)
Khayalethu (Our home) is a family unit with a double bed in one room and a double bunk in the other. It is perfect for the small family or a group of friends. Simply and warmly fitted with comfy mattresses, feather duvets, lots of pillows and warm blankets.
- R425 double, R605 triple or R785 quad per night (In-season rate R785)
- Discounts for kids under 12 out of season.
Khayalam (sleeps 2-6)
Khayalam is a double story cabin with separate entrances for upstairs and downstairs. It is great for a group of 6 or can be separated into two rooms. The downstairs room is suitable as a twin or a double. It has warm cozy duvets and blankets with lots of windows and a great little stoep (deck).
Khayalam Upstairs is better know as the stars or sunrise room. It’s perched high up amongst the trees and birds with epic views and lots of windows. Furnished with 4 single beds and cosy blankets.
- Rates- R425 double/twin per night
- Discount for children out of season only.
Whether you prefer a private forest camp-away or a spot close to the communal bond fire, Terra Khaya has ample beautiful camping space available.
- Camping – R95.00 pp / night
- Dorms – R180.00 pp / night
- Doubles – R425.00 per room
- Triples – R605.00 per room
- Quads – R785 per room
Food and self catering:
- Delicious home cooked dinner – R85.00 pp vegetarian & R100.00 pp meat
- Complimentary traditional breakfasts served daily.
- Pull out wattle for two hours and get a complimentary dinner
- As our well-equipped kitchen is rather small, self-caterers will be charged a R15pp/d levy to assist with costs of resources & waste management
- Terra-Khaya supports the Meat Free Mondays campaign and we encourage our guests to join in on this global awareness movement while staying with us.
We practice natural horsemanship and believe in forming trusting partnerships with our friendly, well-trained and easy to ride horses. We offer a range of tailor made, memorable and alternate horse rides for both the experienced and first-time rider.
Choose an easy or more challenging trail through our beautiful countryside, forests, mountains or the quaint village of Hogsback. Enjoy a ride during the day, at sunrise, sunset or under the full moon.
Our rides may incorporate a picnic on the mountain, a swim with the horses in a local dam or breakfast/lunch at one of our fine restaurants in the village of Hogsback – every ride is personalized to indulge you.
Check their website for updated information on longer horse trails
If you would like to make a booking inquiry at this establishment,
- Send an email to Terra-Khaya, for more information.
- You can also contact the host directly by phone or WhatsApp
Tel: 082 453 3091
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