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Swellendam fairy sanctuary

37 Buitekant street, Swellendam, Swellendam, South Africa
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Ranked #13 of 18 Attractions in Swellendam
Type: Amusement
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Type: Amusement
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Seoul, South Korea
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Knew what to expect from this place, but went anyway as I'd never heard of a fairy sanctuary before. Was a pleasant 15 minute walk in a garden and the gentleman who runs it is nice. But it's really more of an elaborate gift shop with a garden and small kids play area than a sanctuary. Yes, it's a novel... More 

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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is something you really only need to do if you are crazy about fairies. The young children got bired quite quickly. There is a wide variety of fairies and if it is for you, you will not be disapppinted. Most os set in a woodlike setting and it is very well done. Overall it is ok, but really only... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We visit the faerie sanctuary ever time we are in Swellendam. It's a beautiful garden and of course, the biggest collection of faeries under one roof. Sulina also has extended the garden into the neighboring property and turned that into a surreal play area for kids. My son spent hours playing there, while we sat with our books in the... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We decided to visit the fairy sanctuary simply to find out "what is a fairy sanctuary?" We arrived before locked gates and toadstools. The bell was answered by a tall women who let us in and very quickly told us where to start and end out tour - in the shop of course! Under the blue skies of a wintery... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

unfortuneately it was pouring with rain and therefore the gardens were closed which was the bit I was most looking forward to. But just running through it was pretty strange! I had this place described to me before going and it went over my expectations of just how many fairies there would. friendly staff. would love to go back again... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This was our first visit to this amazing sanctuary , a place that is overflowing with such intense positive and loving energies.An experience not to be missed , no matter how old you are or what your beliefs are.Look at the incredible hand created sculptures that we " adopted " Definately going back again soon .

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I wanted to love this place - faeries, grotto's, magic dust and wonder - but alas I found it stuffed full of cheaply made chinese style fairies and such like stuff. I wanted a wonderful collection of hand made and unusal fairylike creations. Saying that the gardens are lovely and my kids enjoyed poking about, and on the upside I... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I have been to the faerie sanctuary many times over the years and every time i am blown away by the beaty of the fairies, the relaxed atmosphere and the feeling that you have just stepped into the Enchanted forest. Its an attraction that will move you, no matter how old. By the time you leave , you willstRt believing... More 

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Cape Town
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We came across the Fairy Sanctuary while driving through Swellendam and what an unexpected find it was! We were absolutely blown away by the magnificently decorated gardens, rooms and playground. It's an absolute must if you're in the area, whether you have children or not. Will definitely be back.

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Melkbosstrand, South Africa
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142 reviews 142 reviews
27 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We visited the Fairy Sanctuary in June 2013. What a wonderful experience, with the fairie's and angels….. a must see when you pass Swellendam. We enjoyed a good few hours with the fairies, you feel like a child again and completely relaxed when you leave. A must visit if you in Swellendam even if you do not believe in Fairies…... More 

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