Away with the Fairies invites you...
“One of the best hostel’s in the country” – Footprint
The main hiking trails in the area start and finish at Away with the Fairies, taking you through one of only two Grade 1 indigenous forests in South Africa. The Eastern Cape Monarch, or The Big Tree as it prefers to be known, is a Giant Yellowwood estimated to be between 800 and 2000 years old and is directly in front of the backpackers. It is a mere 40 minute hike through the magical Auckland Nature Reserve on the way to the 3 outstanding waterfalls: Swallow Tail, Bridal Veil and Madonna and Child.
We offer accommodation to suit almost every need, from Frodo’s and Bilbo’s En-Suite Cottage, to Striders Hikers Cottage a 6 room En-Suite, The 2 bedroom self catering Hobbit Cottage, to doubles and twins to dorms and camping.
We offer breakfasts, evening meals and delicious homemade pizzas, made the healthy way with stone-ground flour. This is served 7 days a week, but if you choose to cook your own food we have two self catering kitchens one at the Away with the Fairies and one on our neighbouring property, Striders.
As the sun sets and the best day of your life inevitably comes to an end, why not drown your sorrows with a cold one, watching the Hogs change colour at our World Class Viewpoint or if you want to do it properly, soak away the aches and pains of the days hike in our cliff-edge bath tub? Once the sun has set move up to our bar and maybe mingle around our star gazing fire pit.
Take our shuttle from East London or Chintsa for more info click here.
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Away with the Fairies runs on solar heated water and we recycle all we can, to keep the earth and Hogsback green and clean!
From the Chintsa hills of Buccaneers Backpackers through the magical forests of Away With the Fairies Backpackers Hogsback and finally on the sandy dunes of Island Vibe Backpackers, Jethro Manuel's epic Wild Coast road trip with the Baz Bus has come to an end. One bus, one hop-on-hop-off pass, 5 backpackers, surreal landscapes and one mind blowing South African coastline--->look out for his blog post on what not to miss when backpacking SA! In the meantime follow him on Instagram Jethro Manuel. Baz Bus - the ONLY way to backpack South Africa!
Journalist on the run was here again and has some more inspirational reading for us! http://journalistontherun.com/2016/12/30/things-to-do-in-south-africa/
!!!!!!!!!!HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!! We at The Fairies would like to take a moment to thank everyone for another great year. There have been tears, sweat, topless 10-30's and lots of good vibes. We look forward to 2017 and hope to see you all here, whether you have been here before or just like our page because you want to be here. This post was scheduled because I doubt anyone on site is able to compile anything readable right now. We hope you are having a blast wherever you are. Drive safe and all the best. The Fairies
Another great mention in a blog of one of our previous guests http://www.yournextbigtrip.com/6-unique-backpacker-hostels-south-africa/
Super excited!!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8mz5kuyQmw
....Merry Christmas everyone...
The tour is almost upon us and to make it extra special we will be selling another Ltd. Edition version of our debut EP "Bare Knuckle Blackout". We have opted to return to our DIY roots and print the sleeves, hand cut them and number this version of the EP. More great news it that we will be selling them for the insanely low price of R30 each. This version includes the 6 tracks as they appeared on the original release and 4 bonus demo tracks from our as yet untitled new EP due out next year. Only 50 will EVER be available. Are you as excited as us?