2017 Hogsback Festival of Trees

The 2017 Hogsback Festival of Trees will take place from Friday 22 September – Monday 25 September.

A 3 Night Festival for the Long Weekend

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 forest 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.

Hogsback Festival of Trees

Join in 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.


Adults Full Festival (Fri – Monday): R580
Children (4-12yrs) Full Festival: R380
Please note there are NO planting day tickets available this year

Book your tickets at www.quicket.co.za

DOOR TICKET PRICES (Limited ticket available):
Adults Full Festival (Fri – Monday): R700
Children (4-12yrs) Full Festival: R480

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
  • Drinks from the bar
  • Transport to the festival
  • Camping, accommodation, meals or courses costs for the eco-week (25 – 29 September 2017)


ECO-WEEK: Monday 25 September – Friday 29 September 2017

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, please 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

  • Elundini Backpackers: Camping, Dorms & Double rooms (25km from venue). This community orientated eco-friendly backpackers has it all; beautiful natural environment with breathtaking views, delicious food, warm atmosphere and incredible cultural experiences.
  • Alternatively, visit www.hogsbackinfo.co.za for more options.

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