There is magic...
Driving up into the dreamy magical mists of the Amathole Mountains from Alice towards the Eastern Cape village of Hogsback, you find yourself in another realm.
Named after the three distant ridges of the Amathole range of mountains that resemble the back-outlines of running wild pigs, the little town of Hogsback has become an arts and crafts colony, a photographer’s preferred location, a nature lover’s haunt and a honeymoon couple’s top choice of romantic hideaway in the Eastern Cape.
Most of the older Hogsback gardens are inspired by the gardens of England.
Many people connect South Africa-born author JRR Tolkien's fantasy world, Middle-earth (the setting of The Lord of the Rings and other works), with this little village deep in the Eastern Cape forests. Some say his son was a British air force officer in these parts, and that he sketched scenes from Hogsback and sent them home to his father.
It doesn't really matter. Within an hour of arriving up here, you just know there have to be fairies, trolls, elves and wizards lurking about in these woods.
And when you go looking for lodgings, you come across charmingly named places called Arminel, Away with the Fairies, the Eco-Shrine, Camelot, Lothlorien, King's Lodge and Nutwoods.
Like any enchanted forest, the walks are legendary. They vary from easy strolls to longer, more challenging adventures – all usefully graded.
It's the custom to buy a walking stick – a traveller's memento – from one of the crafters in the village.
When you visit the Eco-Shrine, greet the angels at the gate, walk the Labyrinth and the 400m garden meander called the Fairy Realm, look out for the rare Cape parrot, and feel the magic.
Hogsback was named, it is said, for the three ridges on the Amathole Mountains that resemble the outlines of a hog's back. These mountains are the spiritual domain of the Xhosa people, who call this area Qabimbola (after the red clay from the area they adorn their faces with).
And when the mountain mists clear, you're left with an astounding view of waterfalls, valleys and one of South Africa's most prized forest strongholds.
Info from SouthAfrica.net
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The Edge Mountain Retreat
Hogsback Eastern Cape
Frid 17th - Sun 19th March 2017
4pm Fri - to Sun 4.00pm - residential
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Cost: R3 600.00*
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“While so much focus is placed on changing the physical cells in the quest to heal, it is to be understood that we are first and foremost spiritual beings on a soul journey. As Einstein observed, “the field is the sole determinant of the particle”, meaning that all physical reality is predicated on a field of non-visible, non-physical energy, which physicist Max Planck called ‘the Matrix’. I would suggest that this Field of energy should be the starting place of all healing, and not left till the end after all else has failed.” – John Homewood
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