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Fairy Knowe Backpackers Lodge

Dumbleton Road, Wilderness, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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underberg
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here one night, on our way south! We were given a very good tour of the place, by the manager, even telling us some of the history of the building! One of, if not the oldest building in wilderness! Very beautiful old house! We were also given very good advice on where to eat, and there is a... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I love this place. I love everything. Digby is a dream and cooked us toad in the hole when we missed home. Hennie and his family made it the best place we stopped in the whole of S.A. We had amazing braai's and got drunk and listened to Hennie play guitar. Oh my god I want to go back 😍

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Zurich, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Beautiful place, that kind of fits with the name of the place: a bit wild and rough around the edges, but with charm, a great garden and wonderful morning light! Breakfast was awesome; so was the range of activities. We even had a concert one of the nights! The bar is also used by locals from the area. Cleanness is... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The place seems idyllic, set deep in the trees in a quiet and scenic location. We arrived in the dark, but the daylight of the next morning, showed filthy bathrooms, mouldy shower curtains, all pervading smells of bad drains and the dirtiest toilets in the continent. Also the host was rude and unkind. Not worth the trip nor the money.

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The place itself is nice and peaceful, located in the picturesque village Wilderness. Friendly staff and a nice communal area. Our double room was a bit shabby, however the week before we slept in a more luxury B&B which might have increased the contrast. For backpackers a good place to stay.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The staff was awesome, and the dinners where even better. Amazing location if you want to hike/kayak through wilderness national park. Stayed in the dorm rooms and slept perfectly. Thanks Digbee, Sarah and Hennie for a terrific 4 days!

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Vienna, Austria
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I stayed here over a long weekend during my volunteer trip in Cape Town. The owners are incredibly friendly, food was awesome, and the bar was, too! It's not much, but it's decent and not too pricey. Our group had an amazing time and I would go back for nostalgic reasons alone.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Was in wilderness for a multi-day sporting event, needed a simple spot to sleep & relax. Accommodation was good, clean & comfortable. Don't go looking for anything fancy, rather go looking for a welcoming ambiance.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Fairy Knowe was an absolute treat on our one-month camping trip. We set up under one of the biggest trees on the premises, and were awed by the little detail hanging from its branches (little silver spoons, lovingly ribboned, tiny pieces of mirror that capture the first sunrays of the day). The staff is relaxed and friendly...always keen for some... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Spent a night there after a long awaited move to the Western Cape. Everyone is so laid back and the room was basic yet neat and had everything we required. Hannes was very attentive and the drinks are the cheapest outside of a bottle store. The fire on a cold evening was the perfect way to end off a tiring... More 

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Address: Dumbleton Road, Wilderness, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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