Travel Blogs from Hogsback, South Africa

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away with the fairies, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

away with the fairies

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... yesterday after a funny journey, the bus driver failed to alert me we were at Alice, from where you must take a taxi to Hogsback, and I wasn't paying attention until I noticed a sign saying Alice 20 kilometers back. The driver had no idea how to handle ...

Hogsback - Rambling Country, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Hogsback - Rambling Country

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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... from abusive backgrounds, I have called my favourite, 'Dogbert'. Hogsback and especially AWTF are well worth straying away from the Bazbus route for. South Africa's towns and villages are what the country is all about (but I am looking forward to ...

Hogsback - Away With the Fairies!, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Hogsback - Away With the Fairies!

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... . This is a beautiful little village set up in the mountains inland from the coast. It is said that the landscapes of Hogsback was the inspiration for JRR Tolkien to write The Hobbit. Considering he was here when he was only five years old, this fact ...

Garden Routing, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Garden Routing

A travel blog entry by marqual

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... hour hike in the forest with a guy staying at the same hostel. After an overnight stay in Port Elizabeth, I rode to Hogsback, a tiny hamlet in the mountains and supposedly Toiken's real inspiration for the Lord of the Rings trilogy (not New Zealand ...

Bewitched in Hogsback, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Bewitched in Hogsback

A travel blog entry by domjonna

We decided to break the long journey from Cintsa to Graaf-Reinet a bit and stayed in Hogsback for one night. Hogsback is a very pretty little village in the mountains and the guidebook was not wrong - it's magic. Basically the place looks like from ...

Away with the Fairies, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Away with the Fairies

A travel blog entry by vermaakjeanne

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... was really good. It was quite an eye opener for me in the sense that I'd never really been in "tourist" areas in South Africa where accommodation, tours etc are marketed to foreigners. It was really good to see though. The following morning we did a ...

Die tiefen Waelder von Hogsback, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Die tiefen Waelder von Hogsback

A travel blog entry by roli

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... Weiterreise. Nun suchte ich nach genuesslichen Strandtagen wieder die Berge und das saftige Gruen und fand es in Hogsback (Stachelschweinruecken oder so aehnlich) auf 1'200 Metern Hoehe (etwa Wirzweli :-).....) mitten in einem Naturschutzgebiet. Am ...

Hogsback, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Hogsback

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen

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Hogsback has been a nice change up from my time along the coast.  It is atop the Amathole Mountains and they say that it inspired JRR Tolkein's book The Hobbit since he used to vacation up here as a kid.  There are stunning views, great hiking ...

Happy Birthday to Me, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Happy Birthday to Me

A travel blog entry by mviglianco

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... by the minute and my time would be better spent watching people who could actually surf.  Our next destination was Hogsback, a mountain community and region of the Amatola Mountains that is cited as the inspiration for JRR Tolkien's  settings ...

FAIRY FOREST, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

FAIRY FOREST

A travel blog entry by filippovianelli

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Se vuoi vivere sperduto nella foresta per essere tranquillo e avere tempo per te stesso allora questo posto perfetto! Hogsback un altro gioiellino che questa magnifica terra ci offre;  si trova nell'entroterradell'Eastern  Capenella catena ...

Flashbacks to New Zealand LOTR, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Flashbacks to New Zealand LOTR

A travel blog entry by cadkinsca

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... nbsp;JRR Tolkien's inspiration, particulary for the forest of Mirkwood.  However, although Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa (nowhere near Hogsback), he left at the age of three, never to return.  According to Wiki, the link between ...

HOGSBACK!!! Bring on LOTR!, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

HOGSBACK!!! Bring on LOTR!

A travel blog entry by rachemurphy

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... laff at it after!! Ok so away from the pugwash and jim goings on - it rained quite heavily a few days before I left Hogsback. Id gone to the 'Swallowtail waterfall' onea the days and swam in a rockpool there. After hopping onto bank and chilling ...

Hogsback, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Hogsback

A travel blog entry by bangkokrandy

... eat healthily. Whether they achieve it or not is a different matter. But who would answer, "No, I only eat crap."? 29 July - Hogsback, South Africa As I went to bed at 21:00 last night and woke up at 7:00, I was quite well rested for the hike that ...

Away with the Fairies, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Away with the Fairies

A travel blog entry by dmcnaught

Away with the Faeries was in Hogsback - a tiny village set on a ridge about 3 hours inland from East London. We had heard great things about the place from previous hostel runners and guests. It was a lovely place where we got a great little room in a ...

Rain, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Rain

A travel blog entry by missholland

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We are in Hogsback and the rain has followed us! Today we had planned on going for a bike ride but the rain and mist has stopped these plans. Sat in front of the fire keeping warm!  A little update about Lesotho. We will be going on the 28th January ...

Sun, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Sun

A travel blog entry by missholland

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At last the sun came out and it was time for some fun. The area is famous for its waterfall, as we only had one day due to the rain we decided to do all the waterfalls in one day. For this to happen we needed some wheels, so we went with a local guide ...

Hogsback and Claire's gran., Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Hogsback and Claire's gran.

A travel blog entry by dani.bora

Three days in Tolkien's home ...

Away with the fairies at Hogsback, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Away with the fairies at Hogsback

A travel blog entry by daveanddale

... of 4 lions near the side of the road which included a male with a full mane. We then travelled into the mountains to Hogsback: named after the summits of the ridge. The area is rainforest and we were extremely lucky that the weather cleared and we arrived ...

Journey to Middle Earth, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Journey to Middle Earth

A travel blog entry by mmkuhl

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... in the Lord of the Rings fantasy to prepare for the task that lay ahead. We set out Friday morning in search of the Hogsback Mountains, the site which inspired JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. We had watched one of the movies the night before and ...

Head to the hills, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Head to the hills

A travel blog entry by eileenj

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... getting to Hogsback. They were reseraching to let students know what is out therefor travelling on a budget in South Africa. In the evenings in Hogsback we would all chat and we got along great. I learned alot about the country and the Afrikaans people ...

Away with the Fairies, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Away with the Fairies

A travel blog entry by danbrooke

... 1.5 hours away. AS we got towards the place the roads gradually deteriorated until it was little more than a mud track. Hogsback itself is a tiny little village 1000m up in the Amatola mountains, and is apparently the place where JRR Tolkien was born, ...

Away with the Fairies, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Away with the Fairies

A travel blog entry by binni

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... front, waiting for us, with an expression asking us where we'd been. If you haven't clued into my thoughts yet, I think South Africa is incredible. Huge diversity of people & culture, animals, landscapes....for example, in a matter of few days, I've ...

Next exciting trip or the end of the world ???, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Next exciting trip or the end of the world ???

A travel blog entry by nicoleontour

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... Freundeskreis bekommt und ein realtiv "normales" Leben fuehren darf. Moegen ihn die Sterne leiten ! ;-) Hiermit schliesse ich das Kapitel Hogsback und moechte sagen, dass ich nicht "Herr der Ringe" erlebt habe - jedoch wiedermal meinen "AHA-Effekt" ...

Away with the fairies....., Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Away with the fairies.....

A travel blog entry by flickandlucy

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Day 1- We arrived around 2 pm and brought the rubbish weather with us :( Never mind we still took a muddy look around at the view point high in the mountains where a bath tub over looks the hills. The hostel is nice and the wood log fires in every room ...

Hogsback, dag 3 en 4, mountainbiken, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Hogsback, dag 3 en 4, mountainbiken

A travel blog entry by groteboze

... over het pad lopen en de lucht nog vers is. Magnefiek :) Eenmaal terug besloten we toch nog 1 nacht in hogsback te blijven. Die avond kwam er een groep van 12 ofzo nederlands meisjes van tourismegerelateerde opleidingen van de stenden-hogeschool in ...

Days 232-233: Taking a walk in Hobbit country, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Days 232-233: Taking a walk in Hobbit country

A travel blog entry by robandjenny

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... got his inspiration for parts of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings when coming here for his family holidays. But considering he left South Africa for England when he was 5, it doesn't seem likely does it?! Anyway, we stayed in a cramped but lovely camp ...

No time no blog, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

No time no blog

A travel blog entry by groteboze

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... met het vinden van internet access. Momenteel zit ik gezellig met een laptop aan het haardvuur in Striders' inn, in het sprookjesachtige Hogsback, terwijl buiten de regen tegen het raam tikt. Ik heb dit artikel geplaatst met de datum van vandaag, dus de ...

Bathtub and jungle, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Bathtub and jungle

A travel blog entry by cheeseandcarrie

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Hogsback was very very wet! Nice to be in the hills though! Hostel is great...dogs everywhere and cosy fires. Down at the bottom of the garden theres a working bathtub overlooking the valley....you might have seen the photo on facebook. Where we had a ...

Zo maar een updeetje, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Zo maar een updeetje

A travel blog entry by stefanenmirthe

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... heel ZA elkaar uit om een beetje wedstrijden tegen elkaar te spelen, en is er n week in het jaar de VSA (volleybal south africa), waar alle volleybalteams tegen elkaar spelen. Zaterdag 31 maart gaan we (en ik mag mee!) naar Lesotho (minilandje in ZA) ...

Dec 01, 2011, Hogsback, South Africa travel blog

Dec 01, 2011

A travel blog entry by cathygough

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