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Fairy Knowe Backpackers Lodge

Dumbleton Road, Wilderness, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bob K Seoul, South Korea
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We phoned and booked a double with shared bathroom a day before, due to the positive reports on TripAdvisor. We arrived excited, walked into reception where a staff member confirmed the booking and asked for payment, we asked to see the room first. We confirmed a double room with shared bathroom. She walked us up the hill to the top... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Basic private rooms and dorms in a couple of houses. Large grounds for camping and playing including volleyball, darts, and pool table. Decent chill bar with people in guitar and drums at leisure. Clean and decent bathrooms and kitchen. Owner knows the area well and has all your and activity info.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After arriving in Wilderness at the Fairy knowe backpackers lodge we were given a talk about the backpackers and some of the activities that they had to offer. If we needed any help with booking or anything we could always ask. The property is quite big so there is lots of space to camp. The bar area looks very inviting... More 

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Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I am in the industry and came here for a break after hectic seasen. Found all the staff , Digby Delainy Sarah very helpfull in all aspect. They become like family to the guests. Will come back and the backpakers is highly reccomendable

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Worcester
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We only stayed one night here but liked being tucked away in the hills. The receptionists were helpful and we were shown to our dorm. The dorm was bunk beds and pretty standard for backpackers with shower and kitchen to use. We were recommended activities to do such as kayaking and hose riding.

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Port Elizabeth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

So after 3 weeks we went back again for another weekend away. We had a larger room looking over the lagoon. Everything was clean and fresh. The staff was helpful at all times and even helped us with our booking for horseback riding. As first time riders we were very nervous, but put at ease swiftly. We took the 3hour... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I have been in the hospitality industry, internationally for over 30 years. I also made a point of staying at the three backpackers in The Wilderness to review all of them for an article. Fairy Knowe was the best. Lyndsa offered the best 'Meet and Greet' I have experienced in my travels. ALL the staff were on the ball, friendly... More 

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Digby was fantastic this was the only backpackers I stayed in that gave a family feeling. A home cooked meal, we all sat around the table, all strangers non the less, ate our dinner together and then had a beer or two. It was fantastic My room was huge! the bathroom was clean. The only thing I found as a... More 

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underberg
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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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