Off the beaten track, off the grid and off the hook, Terra-Khaya is a vibrant mountain-top sanctuary high in the hills of Hogsback. A warm welcome awaits wild wanderers, families and conscious explorers in our creative and comfy eco-lodge; built from nature, recycled materials and passion. Enjoy good times & healthy cooking in our permaculture paradise – run on renewable energy and vibrant community spirit!

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10 bed Dorm - Sharing

Minimum stay: 1 nightsMaximum capacity: 10 people
Food included
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.

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Khayalitsha - Private double bed room

Minimum stay: 1 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
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.

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Minimum stay: 1 nightsMaximum capacity: 3 people
Food included
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


Minimum stay: 1 nightsMaximum capacity: 4 people
Food included
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.Discounts for kids under 12 out of season.

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Minimum stay: 1 nightsMaximum capacity: 6 people
Food included
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).

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Key Stats.

Year founded


Size of project site

18 hectares

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Xhoso

People on site

1 - 35

Dry season

November to December

Wet season

June to July

Living Conditions.


  • tent camping
  • shared rooms
  • private room

Vegetarian Food

  • communal kitchen access
  • communally cooked meals
  • over 80% locally sourced


  • medium: voice calls (no video)

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