Why stay with us?

Relax and recharge while staying in Hogsback’s little Teepee village! 

Spending time in our luxury Teepee will let you reconnect with the simple ways of life & the magic that surrounds us. Relax and surrender in a candle lit room while the fire is going at the foot of your bed. It doesn’t matter if you stay one night or a month, we promise your soul will be rejuvenated by the time of departure.

Each Teepee has its own bathroom which makes your stay with us a bit more comfortable and private. We understand that shared bathrooms are not everyone’s cup of tea.

Our spot is also the perfect starting point to explore Hogsback’s beautiful nature with many hikes close by. Hogsback town center, the grocery store, several restaurants and markets are only a 2km drive or walk away. All Hogsback’s main attractions are close by in comfortable distance.  



Our Teepee’s are large and accommodates 2 people  comfortably.  It’s an incredibly unique experience to stay in a Teepee. Think of it as all the fun of camping, with the comforts of home. Glamping anyone?

All 4 Teepee’s stand on raised wooden decks, each with their own bathroom facility (shower, toilet and basin) just a few meters walk away. We provide fresh soft towels.

Inside each Teepee you’ll find a comfortable king size bed (or  alternatively it can be separated into 2 three-quarter beds), a super comfy couch or armchairs, and an original Mexican Chimenea – which provides an amazing atmosphere as well as plenty of warmth.

Furthermore candles and Fairy lights adds extra Magic after the sun has set.

Each Teepee is equipped with an electrical point to make your glamping experience even more comfortable and easy. 

From the decks you will overlook our garden and property. It is the perfect spot to sun bathe during the day, or enjoy reading a book in peace and quiet. On a clear night you can gaze at a million stars while lying in your bed with the teepee’s smoke flaps open or sitting on the deck with a yummy beverage in your hands. 

The Elements Kitchen and Amenities

In the Elements Kitchen each Teepee has their own personal cupboard with cutlery and crockery, and space to store groceries. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, gas stove, kettle, microwave, toaster… everything you need to cook a delicious meal. 

We provide a complimentary crate of wood for your romantic chimenea fire inside the Teepee. Refills and braaiwood can be purchased on the property 🙂

Each Teepee has their own bathroom facility, with a shower, toilet and basin, just a few meters walk away. Fresh soft towels and toilet paper are provided.



The closest major town to Hogsback is King Williams Town and nearest major cities with airports are East London and Port Elizabeth.

Please use the road via Alice or King Williams Town (depending on where you come from) to Hogsback. Going over the mountain via Seymore or Keiskammerhoek is only recommended if you drive a 4X4 vehicle. Once in Hogsback, please mind all the potholes, roads are not in the best condition on our misty mountain 🙂 When you turn into Plaatjieskraal Road, after just 200m you will see the first teepee waving hello on your right hand side and you can’t miss our gate.

During your stay we’re happy to provide information about hikes or good walking routes & many other activities available in the area.

There is no public transportation in Hogsback, guests have to travel with their own vehicle/ rental car.

When driving, always plan your route and fuel consumption in advance, be prepared if credit card facilities are down and keep and pay special attention to speed limits/road signs.


Hogsback is a small village in the Amathole Mountains (Eastern Cape, South Africa) with an atmosphere of pure fantasy. Its’ magical forests, waterfalls and mountains are perfect for hiking, sight seeing, bird watching and is a botanists’ playground! 

It’s said that the mystical forests described in J.R.R.Tolkien’s famous trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings” was influenced by the Hogsback landscape as his son was part of the Royal Air Force in the region and sent Tolkien detailed sketches and descriptions of the Hogsback forests.

Treat your tummy with delicious food at different little restaurants & quirky hotels, spoil a loved one (or yourself!) with unique hand-crafted items and feast your eyes on special attractions all the way from the beginning to end of the village.



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