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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.

Location
Location
Location

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

Weddings

We wanted a relaxed wedding with our closest loved ones.

The Heart Centre is such an intimate space with such a great energy to it.

The views are mindblowing,

from the Heart Centre there is an endless panorama 

of the nature reserve

and the indigenous forests

in the valley below.

We highly recommend!

The location was perfect,

I have always dreamed

of a forest wedding lush with trees all around me.

Away with the Fairies is a very special place with such a beautiful atmosphere 

and amazing views.

The Hogsback mountains just added that extra touch of magic to my day and memories.

Thank you to all the staff for being so helpful.

Jody and Tom Smith

This is a lovely space,

with our big family it made it so easy for us having the option of accommodation with the venue.

 

We celebrated late into the evening and the food was absolutely delicious.

 

The convenience of the restaurant and bar made for great memories with all our friends and family.

VIEW OUR WEDDING INFO PDF

BY SELECTING OUR LOGO ABOVE

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The Robertsons

Yandisa Hlalane

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The Heart Centre

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