Getting to and from Hogsback


The Mzansi Experience

The Mzansi Experience drops you off at our doorstep and the bus overnights with us at Away with the Fairies!!!!!   

It goes to and from the Knysna direction six days a week and the Underberg direction (including Coffee Bay and Chintsa) three days a week.   

Mzansi provides industry leading bus travel in South Africa, equipped with air-conditioning, reclining seats and even WiFi ensuring that you have a stress free travel experience.

Mzansi arrives and departs from the following locations:

Shuttle – Baz Bus and Mainline Bus Passengers

We run a shuttle from Hogsback to East London (R160 per person each way) and Chintsa (R190 per person each way) and back to Hogsback, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.  We depart Hogsback at 8.30am and aim to depart East London and Chintsa between 11am and 1pm and be in Hogsback between 1pm and 3pm (hopefully no later than 4pm though).

Baz Bus

We collect passengers from the PE to Durban Baz Bus at The Sugarshack in East London between 11am and 1pm.  If we are not waiting for you at the Sugarshack please make yourselves at home there, waiting for us in a safe environment.

We DO NOT pick up from the DBN->PE Baz Bus (Coffee Bay), as it arrives too late.  If you are traveling on that direction Baz Bus, it will be necessary to over-night in Buccaneers in Chintsa or Sugarshack in East London.

The Baz Bus does not drop in Hogsback

Mainline Buses

If you are on a mainline bus, please make sure you get off at The Windmill Bus Station in East London before 11am and then make your way 300m to The Sugarshack (Walk to the sea and turn left before you drown). 


We collect from East London airport (R190 per person each way) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, but your flight must arrive before 10am, or depart after 12pm.



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.