The Faeries’ Forest

You know the whimsical cabin-in-the-woods blissful weekend away?

We had that this weekend. It’s a little village in the Eastern Cape called Hogsback – and is said to be the inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. We’ve been going there regularly since I attended Summer Camp there in 2002.

Isn’t that the most beautiful forest? Fit for a fairy tale. The trails are the best part of Hogsback. Because they are everywhere, really.

Hogsback is an artist’s haven. We found a new place called the Fairy Meander. The artist sculpts fairy tale characters. It was lovely. We couldn’t see everything though because there was a cover charge. And we didn’t really take cash along to our trip.

There are other artists around too, notable The Ecology Shrine. More about that here.

The last picture. Isn’t this just lovely?


  1. girlnone says:

    This is so gorgeous! I want to go there.

    1. Thank you, it is stunning and you should go there if you ever have the chance.

  2. misssrobin says:

    It’s beautiful. What a magical adventure. Thanks for sharing.

    Stopping by from SITS. Have a great weekend.

    1. Thank you! It was rather magical.

  3. Wow, this place does look amazing!

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