This is Magical Hogsback

Hogsback - Stories of Hogsback and its People, its Culture and its Myths.
Hogsback in a nutshell
Hogsback - in a nutshell

Hogsback village, high up on the Amathole mountains and surrounded by centuries-old indigenous Afro-montane forests, has a dramatic natural beauty. It is home to a vibrant community, and offers much to visitors and residents alike. Read more, to experience "Hogsback in a nutshell".

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The Story of Hogsback
The Story of Hogsback, by Trevor Webster

A new book, The Story of Hogsback, was launched on Friday 17 June 2009 at the Hogsback Inn, Hogsback. In his book Trevor Webster has written a short, popular history of Hogsback, with over 70 photographs. Read more about "The Story of Hogsback".

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Samangos & Toads of Hogsback
Samangos & Toads of Hogsback, by Norman Morrissey

Norman Morrissey writes about two interesting local features, the Samango monkeys, and a toad we have here that is much the Samangos' evolutionary countertruth. Read what Norman has to say about the Samangos and Toads of Hogsback.

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Tornadoes and Serpents
Tornadoes and Serpents, by Felicity Wood

Felicity Wood has been researching the local legend of Inkanyamba, the snake in the sky - which is embodied in some of the clay models made and sold in Hogsback. Read more about Tornadoes and Serpents.

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Mathew Blatchford
East Cape Village in Shock J R R Tolkien Scandal -
Mathew Blatchford reports

NEWS FLASH!: Middle Earth was rocked to its foundations late today with revelations that J R R Tolkien, its creator, author of The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and other unfilmable novels and tracts, was born in Bloemfontein. Read Mathew's account of the "scandal".

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St Patrick's on the Hill
St Patrick on the Hill, by the Revd Margaret Fourie

St Patrick on the Hill is an exceptionally beautiful place of worship. Maintained by the Anglican Church, it invites worshippers of all Christian denominations. Read Revd Margaret Fourie's description of St Patrick on the Hill.

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Samango Monkeys
Samango Monkeys of Hogsback, by Judith Masters

Judith Masters, a Primatologist, is Professor of Zoology at the University of Fort Hare. She explains how samango monkeys are related to other "blue monkeys", and describes their ecology and behaviour. Learn more about the Samango Monkeys of Hogsback.

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The Cape Parrot
The Cape Parrot

The Cape Parrot (Poicephalus robustus) is a critically endangered species. Less than 500 remain in the wild. They are only found in the Afromontane forest patches of the Eastern Cape, southern KwaZulu-Natal, and very few in Mpumalanga. Read about the Cape Parrots of Hogsback.

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