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Middle Earth

Experience the magic of Hogsback

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Your connection to nature

Away with the Fairies Nature Lodge and Backpackers is situated right on the Hogsback cliffs overlooking the indigenous forests of the Auckland Nature Reserve, with unrivalled views of the 3 incredibly beautiful Hogsback Mountains.  

The Auckland Nature Reserve is the oldest forest in South Africa and
our infamous "Cliff Bath" is perched precariously on the edge of it!

We are perfectly located with delightful hiking trails leading from our garden straight into the forest,

while we are also only a short stroll into the village to enjoy some local shopping.

At Away with the Fairies you will discover a variety of accommodation available,

ranging from freshly renovated Self-Catering Apartments & Cottages, to En-Suite private rooms to Dorms and Camping.

Find yourself surrounded by stunning mountains, pristine indigenous forests,
countless waterfalls with an abundance of hiking.

These trails range from easy strolls to nearby waterfalls to the epic 6-Day Amatola Hiking Trail!! 

After exploring our remarkable forests & experiencing the tranquility of the surrounding nature
you may begin to discover why Hogsback is the birthing place of inspiration for many,
including J.R.R Tolkien’s’ Lord of The Rings' and even Picasso!

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Nature Lodge & Backpackers

What Makes Us Special

Beautiful Waterfalls

Set amongst the pristine forests

are some of the most stunning

waterfalls in Southern Africa.

Swallowtail, Madonna & Child,

Kettlespout and the Secret Waterfall

are to name but a few and are a short stroll from our property.


Precariously perched on the

Auckland Nature Reserve cliff edge, 

Away with the Fairies overlooks the oldest indigenous forest in South Africa.

Access into the reserve leads directly

from the bottom of our garden 

for added convenience. 

Mountain Adventures

Hogsback offers some superb hiking adventures, from the light-footed hiker to the far reaching hiker.

Explore easy trails or challenge

yourself to the toughest hike in

South Africa,

The mighty Amatola Trail.

“Home is now behind you, the world is ahead!”

- Gandalf
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“Not all those who wander are lost.”

- J.R.R Tolkien