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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Free / Work-Trade


May 01 - Jun 30, 2019Minimum stay: 35 nightsMaximum capacity: 1 people
Food included
Terra Khaya provides volunteering opportunities, where you can share your skills with us and learn new skills in return.For more information about volunteering at Terra Khaya, please email info@terrakhaya.co.za

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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