Accommodation at Away with the Fairies

Deciding you want to visit Hogsback is the easiest part, choosing Away with the Fairies is even easier, finding your perfect room to suit your budget and other needs is the cherry on the cake to make your stay here something that you will never forget.

This is where we would like to make it easy for you, by providing a detailed overview of your options at Away with the Fairies. For this reason if you really want to make the best of your trip to Hogsback, look no further, and get lost in our magical realm of Fairies, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings style murals and stunning natural scenery.

Dormitories at Away with the Fairies

We have three dormitories at Away with the Fairies, namely, The Bag End Dorm, The Fairy Dorm and The View Dorm. The Bag End Dorm is an eight sleeper with four bunk beds, so is perfect for larger groups. The Fairy Dorm is a four sleeper dorm with two bunk beds and the 6 sleeper View Dorm is located right at the front of the building and has a great view of the Hogsback peaks. All dorms have an indoor Eco-heater, plug points and the use of kitchen and bathroom facilities.  All dorms and also the nearby bathrooms are uni-sex.  Sadly there are no towels provided as it seems they make great souvenirs.

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Private rooms at Away with the Fairies

At the Away with the Fairies property we offer a few private accommodation options. You can choose between Bilbo’s and Frodo’s our double en-suite rooms, The 2 bedroom self-catering Hobbit Cottage and the 1 bedroom Self Catering Dragons Lair Rondavel.

All rooms come with a free tea & coffee station and indoor Eco-heaters, also, with the doubles you have the option of a shower or bath. The self-catering accommodation unit has a fully equipped kitchen. The non self-catering accommodation doubles have the option of using the shared kitchen.

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Striders Hikers Cottage

Our neighboring property, Striders Cottage is accommodation that is perfect for hikers, families as well as anyone that enjoys a bit of peace and quiet. At Striders you can choose between 2 doubles, 2 twins, a triple and a double with an extra single bed. All of these also come with a private bathroom that has a shower, toilet and sink.  In addition you also get to make use of Gandalf’s Rest, a self-catering kitchen right next door. Striders and the Fairies are two neighbouring properties joined by a narrow stretch of our own private forest, hence to walk between them takes only a minute or two or a short drive around.

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Acorn House – Amatola Trails H/Q

Right next door to Away with the Fairies is Acorn House.  With 8 beds in one room and 4 in an en-suite, the house sleeps 12 in total.  A fully equipped kitchen, large lounge with a Dover Stove and a dining room table that sits 12.  Boasting the best view in Hogsback, and set on it’s own 5 acres of incredible land, it is completely private.  Combining being completely private with the amenities of a fully equipped private house and being next door to a bar / restaurant and the start of the day hiking trails this is the perfect place a for a group of friends to base themselves.

The house has a dish washer, washing machine, Dover Stove and fully equipped kitchen and bathroom

The bottom of the garden has an un-fenced cliff, dropping 30m straight into the oldest forest in South Africa.

Acorn House is where Amatola Hikers spend the night before and after the trail, have the hike briefing and safe parking.

 

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Campsites at Away with the Fairies

The Campsites at Away with the Fairies are located either on the grassy lawn at Away with the Fairies or at Striders Cottage, under the shade of evergreen trees, in addition you can also find a few spots to pitch your tent in our private forest. Campers are provided with basic kitchen and bathroom facilities, we regret no electrical plug points yet, though if you have an extension lead we can surely make a plan for you. We will happily accommodate over-landers although for very large vehicles our grounds are not perfectly suited.

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  • View Dorm at Away with the Fairies

    The 6 sleeper view dorm at Away with the Fairies has one of the best views of the Hogsback Mountains. In the main house, next to the kitchen and lounge and with a doorway onto the lawn.
  • Accommodation at Away with the Fairies

    Accommodation at Away with the Fairies

    Indoor view during daylight in our double en-suite with bath, notably like something Bilbo would love.
  • Accommodation at Striders Hikers Cottages

    Accommodation at Striders Hikers Cottages

    View from Gimli through front door. Gimli is at Striders therefore also has a stunning view of the Hogsback peaks. Considering this, an evening braai in the front is always encouraged.
  • Campsites at Away with the Fairies

    Campsites at Away with the Fairies

    Entrance to Forest Campsite at Away with the Fairies is hidden among the trees, hence it is our most private campsite.
  • Accommodation at Striders Hikers Cottages

    Accommodation at Striders Hikers Cottages

    Indoor shot of Merry’s triple room at Striders Hikers Cottage. In all honesty a perfect room for 3 friends looking at catching up together on the mountain.

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