Away with the Fairies Backpackers and Campsite.

We are an easy-vibe, out-doorsy and nature-lover type of Backpackers with a touch of the mythical. You will find Away with the Fairies Backpackers perfectly situated right at the entrance of Hogsback village, while right on the edge of the cliff over looking the incredible Hogsback Mountains and the oldest forest in South Africa.

Once here, you are surrounded by the Amatola mountains, countless waterfalls and the multiple hiking trails in Auckland nature reserve. The hiking trails lie right at our front door. You can enjoy all these hikes for a single ZAR10.00 conservation fee. The trails range from easy strolls to serious hikes, hence please do not forget your map at reception.

After exploring the forests you will easily understand why it has been claimed that so many famous artists and writers such as J.R.R. Tolkien and Picasso have found some of their inspiration here.

What we offer.

The Backpackers offers a variety of room types from private en-suite doubles and twins, to self catering cottages, dorms, a private self catering house and our campsites hidden in the forest. We have a fully stocked bar and restaurant where we have delicious pizzas and a huge variety of craft beers for sale.  In addition, hot meals are served too, just check the wall menu for the dish of the day.

Who would we like to visit us?

Everyone, as long as you do not arrive here expecting a huge trance party with all-night debauchery, or a pristine hotel / guest-house then you are welcome. We are a backpackers and like to keep things chilled while priding ourselves in the calming and mythical ambience we have managed to create.  Occasionally the Fairies like to have a party and then who are we to be trolls????  Please check the Wizards Sleeve Inn opening and closing times, as if it goes on too late the trolls will turn to stone.

About our shuttle.

If you need transport to and from Away with the Fairies Backpackers please make sure to inquire about our shuttle. We do shuttles to and from East London and Chintsa. It is very important to book the shuttle as there are only limited spaces.

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Our Partners

Rivendell House of Healing

Rivendell House of Healing is a mountainside retreat where we focus on spirituality, meditation, personal growth, permaculture and yoga on a backpackers budget.

Amatola Trails, Hogsback

The Amatola Hiking Trail is a 6 day hike through the Amatola Mountains. The trail consists of several exciting loop trails and the main 6 day trail which is linear. The trail can be started at various points, from 2 to 6 days, with the main trail starting at Maden Dam near King Williams Town and ending near Hogsback.

Coffee Shack Backpackers, Coffee Bay

We have a reputation of being a fun, good-value hostel with excellent facilities and the most amazing, friendly local staff.

Sugar Shack Backpackers, East London

Sugar Shack is spectacularly situated on a sand dune on Eastern Beach, literally within spitting distance of the beach, yet only a few minutes’ walk from restaurants, pubs, clubs, restaurants, shops and East London’s very own Aquarium.

Hogsback Adventures

Hogsback Adventures, the Go-To Adventure company in Hogsback. Experience mountain-biking, abseiling, archery and guided tours with a professional and owner-run operator.