Hogsback Festival of Trees
Hogsback Festival of Trees | 24 - 27 September 2015
A long weekend festival (3 day tickets Fri, Sat and Sun | 2 day tickets Sat and Sun)
Event hosted by Terra-Khaya: Earth Home Project
Tree planting day hosted by Greenpop
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.
This year, the festival is hosted by Terra-Khaya “Earth Home Project” with Greenpop partnering with us to host the tree planting day. 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 A fromontain 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.
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN OUR WORLD!
Festival Ticket Prices:
2 DAYS – arriving Friday pm – Sunday lunch
Adults R520 | Children 4-12yrs - R400
Includes 6 healthy vegetarian meals, tree planting, live music & Dj’s on Friday & Saturday Night, eco-workshops, yoga, meditation, discussion groups, upcycle art sessions & share fair.
3 DAYS – arriving Thursday pm – Sunday lunch
Adults R650 | Children 4-12yrs - R480
Come a day Early (the 24th is a public holiday) & enjoy EXTRA WORKSHOPS on permaculture, natural building, making compost, building swales, forest hikes, food forest gardening, natural horsemanship & gardening with indigenous trees.
The extra day ticket also includes 3 extra meals and music on Thursday evening.
FREE CAMPING @ TERRA-KHAYA FOR EVERYONE ON THE THURSDAY NIGHT
- Accommodation (you will need to book your own camping or other accom separately - pls see list below)
- Drinks from the bar
- Transport to & from the festival
THE CHILLED SUNDAY AFTER PARTY::
Terra-Khaya will host a relaxed continuation of the Reforest Fest on Sunday 27th September.
If you wish, stay on and enjoy some extra, chilled beats.
The cost will be R50 inclusive of dinner.
We are offering FREE CAMPING at Terra-Khaya for the Sunday night, so hang around, unwind and enjoy Accommodation - the same prices as for the Reforest Fest will be applicable to this evening and can be paid at the time.
Camping or bed nights in Hogsback are not included in your festival ticket as you have a choice of where you'd like to stay around this magic mystical village.
Terra-Khaya Family & Eco Lodge has limited accommodation but plenty of Camping at R100.00pp for the weekend. (please bring your own tents.) Contact [email protected] for accommodation and camping bookings
ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION IN HOGSBACK:
Recommendations below or visit www.hogsbackinfo.co.za
* Elundini Backpackers: Camping, Dorms & Double rooms (25km from venue). Contact: [email protected]
* Bubuhle: Self-catering Cottages (500m from venue). Contact: [email protected]
* Serendipity: (less than 1km from venue) Contact: [email protected]
*Away with the Fairies Backpackers Contact: 045 962 1031
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 have a look at directions and travel options on the Terra-Khaya website: http://www.terrakhaya.co.za/contact.htm
*NB Do not use GPS if you are coming via Seymour - it leads you to a hectic dirt road and even good 4x4's can’t use this mountain pass - DON’T DO IT!!!*
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