Hogsback Festival of Trees


This establishment practices or provides the following eco choices:
  • Water Saving
  • Energy Saving
  • Recycling
  • Glass
  • Paper
  • Tin
  • Plastic
  • Organic
  • Renewable Energy
  • Green Design
  • Carbon Neutral
  • Biodiversity
  • Local Products

[Dates Friday 21 September - Monday 24 September 2018

Friday 21 September - Monday 24 September 2018
3 Night Festival for the Long Weekend Book Tickets on Quicket

Hogsback Festival of Trees is hosted by Terra-Khaya “Earth Home Project” in partnership with Greenpop. All who attend can expect to enjoy hikes in Hogsback’s incredible forests, attend and participate in workshops, do yoga, plant trees, enjoy delicious meals, live music and visit the oldest Yellowwood in the Eastern Cape!

The Amathole Mountain Range has one of the richest forest communities in Southern Africa and the central region around Hogsback is considered to host the greatest diversity of Afromontain Species within the range. 1215 species of plants, many of which are endemic, have been identified in the area. The Amathole region is also home to a number of endangered and at risk species including the Cape Parrot, the Amathole toad, and Samango monkeys.
This biodiversity hotspot has suffered a history of exploitation at the hands of man and large areas of the forested region have been actively deforested and degraded since the 1820s. Many key forest species, including Yellowwood and Sneezewood have been removed for building purposes and the indigenous forests of the area have been seriously impacted. Another chief challenge in the area is the predominance of invasive plant species, including Black Wattle, Pine, Blackwood, American Brable and Eucalyptus which have resulted in a series of impacts on local indigenous vegetation and wildlife including a reduction in habitat, reduced runoff, accelerated erosion of soils and more.

Adults Full Festival (Fri - Monday): R680 
Children (4-12yrs) Full Festival: R420
Please note there are NO planting day tickets available this year

DOOR TICKET PRICES (Limited ticket available):
Adults Full Festival (Fri - Monday): R800 
Children (4-12yrs) Full Festival: R520

Full Festival Ticket includes:
- Festival entry
- Camping at Terra-Khaya (Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights)
- 3 delicious vegetarian meals on the Saturday (planting day)
- Trees for planting
- Great party night on the Saturday eve with live bands and DJs
- Discussion groups and market on the Sunday
- Live music and winddown celebration on the Sunday night

All tickets exclude:
- Meals on the Friday, Sunday & Monday
- Accommodation other than camping (you will need to book your own accommodation at Terra-Khaya or another accommodation establishments in Hogsback separately - pls see list below)
- Camping, accommodation, meals or courses costs for the eco-week (25 - 29 September 2017)
- Drinks from the bar
- Transport to the festival

All who attend can expect to plant trees, enjoy hikes in the incredible forest, attend and participate in eco-workshops, do forrest yoga, enjoy delicious meals and live music and visit the oldest yellowwood in the Eastern Cape

- Dates (TBA) 
- An add-on week of workshops, courses and discussions. 
- Pay as you go - stay for the week or part thereof. Pay for accommodation, camping, courses and meals as you require. (FREE Camping at Terra-Khaya)
- Courses include: Permaculture, Natural Building, Foraging, Medicinal Plants and Herbs, Natural Horsemanship, Beekeeping and many more! Keep an eye on our page for updates on speakers.

Accommodation Recommendations:
- Camping for the festival, at Terra-Khaya is included in your ticket price. 
- If you prefer to stay in alternative accommodation, plese book this in advance, with Terra Khaya or another Hogsback establishment. This accommodation is not included in your ticket price. 
- Terra-Khaya Family & Eco Lodge has limited dorm and private accommodation - Please book directly - info@terrakhaya.co.za

Other Accommodation in Hogsback:
Recommendations below or visit www.hogsbackinfo.co.za
Daneswold Cottage: Sleeps 4 (our neighboring farm, with beautiful views) Contact: daneswbookings@gmail.com
Bubuhle Self-Catering Cottages: 2 Beautiful cottages, just down the road from us. Contact: dougmyl@mweb.co.za
Camelot Self-Catering Cottages: 2 cottages that sleep 2 and 4. (about 6km from venue) Contact: gracecon@telkomsa.net
The Edge: Medium - upmarket accommodation (3.5km from venue). Contact: info@theedge-hogsback.co.za
Elundini Backpackers: Camping, Dorms & Double rooms (25km from venue). Contact: info@elundinibackpackers.co.za
King’s Lodge Hotel. Contacy: info@kingslodgehogsback.co.za
Hobbiton: Basic dorm accommodation (10km from venue). Contact: hobbitons@telkomsa.net
Or visit www.hogsbackinfo.co.za

Transport to Hogsback:
- You will need to arrange your own way to and from the festival. We encourage festival goers to please lift share / carpool. Use the event’s Facebook page to hook up lifts, save petrol and make new friends.
- Please see directions on the Terra-Khaya website: http://www.terrakhaya.co.za/contact.htm

Join us and have fun, plant trees, learn lots, boogy the nights away with local musos and DJ’s, eat well, attend environmental workshops and experience the beauty of Hogsback and Terra-Khaya. We will plant thousands of trees and grow more enchanted forests in the Amathole Mountains. Hogsback’s incredible Yellowwood forests are home to the endangered Cape Parrot, Samango Monkey and other endangered species. By rehabilitating the wattle invaded land and planting indigenous trees in this unique cloud sanctuary, we will be growing diversity and enhancing the abundance of life in our threatened forests and adjacent grasslands.


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What: Organisation, Outdoor Activities, Events
Where is this: Hogsback
GPS Co-ordinates: S 32°34'53''   E 26°54'45''
Two months after the Reforest Fest in Hogsback I sit and wonder about how our little trees are doing. I dream about the day I can return to a special forest on Terra Khaya. I am so grateful for Eco Atlas to have made me aware of the Green Pop movement! The fun that was had to plant a mass of trees with stunning people from across the country has left me following when similar events are scheduled to happen. I certainly don't want to miss out.
Anja Wiehl, September 2014
My friend and I had an awe-inspiring weekend at Hogsback in the Eastern Cape. It was truly beautiful to be in the presence of so many like-minded, green-loving people at the Reforest Festival. I arrived back home, in Durban, feeling revived and inspired. I look forward to being involved in another one of GreenPop's tree-planting events in the future.
Clea Rawlins, September 2014
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