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Fairy Knowe Backpackers Lodge

Dumbleton Road, Wilderness, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mousehole, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

At first glance, the place is idyllic, set deep in the trees in a quiet and scenic location. Digby the host is affable and apears keen to ensure that everyone enjoys their stay. The bar area is an absolute gem, set in a boma style hut with big screen tv, good music and a varied though expensive selection of alcohol.... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

My husband and I stayed at this totally wonderful place for five nights and it was hard to leave. Digby, the owner is a great guy and extremely helpful. Evening meals are delicious and we all eat together like one big family. The rooms are very nice and comfortable and the bathroom facilities are super clean. We highly recommend this... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Being hikers, we're used to roughing it but the Backpackers Lodge at Fairy Knowe was appalling. It's run by a father and son combo and they obviously need a woman around to organise the chaos. There were FAR too many campers for the facilities, so the kitchen fridges were over flowing, we had to queue for ablutions and toilets, and... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

A group of us recently stayed at this backpackers and were all disappointed. Compared to other backpackers we have stayed at, it just doesn't compare. Admittingly it was the busiest time of the year, but that shouldn't be an excuse. The rooms were dirty - skirting boards, carpets and under furniture had not been dusted in months, the kitchen was... More

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Global African
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We went to the Fairy Knowe Backpackers to do some bird watching. They are very welcoming and quite relaxed about people hanging out on the property. Helful too with info about the area. We had some coffee & muffins - both freshly made. If you are birding, also ask for the key to the hide - they look after one... More

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

A wonderful place with a great atmosphere, fantastic service, delicious food and run by professionals! Don't even bother going to Wild Farm, Fairy Know is cheaper, cleaner, better set up, friendlier, with better service, food and facilities. I'll be back for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Arrived to probably one of the most down to earth places with awesome staff and vibe to. The rooms were lovely and the bar/entertainment area was homely and relaxing spent many an hour playing pool and cards under a beautiful tree where the bar is located.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

beautiful surroundings, friendly staff with free coffee/tea in a building that is almost 200 years old :) a great place to camp out even in the rain! clean bathrooms and a nice bar/lounge area. many outdoor activities allow for great day trips and a cool way to see the beauty of wilderness

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

this place is very big so you have alot of space in the compound and it has it all... it is very well located not far from the beach and kagoon and many activeties to offer above all, the owner is very nice and helpfull, will help you with information and any other thing... defenatly a place to stay for... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed here only 2 nights but would love to return. Hidden away in a lovely quiet town of Wilderness, there were some gorgeous hikes to do, and we took the canoe down to one spot and hiked the rest up to a waterfall. The owner was very friendly and what a great cook, we had a massive breakfast that... More

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Address: Dumbleton Road, Wilderness, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
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Ranked #6 of 27 Specialty lodging in Wilderness
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