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Fairy Knowe Backpackers Lodge

Dumbleton Road, Wilderness, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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
2 reviews
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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Hermanus, South Africa
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The location and ambience of this backpackers is absolutely magic. Besides the campsites, there are a number of self-contained more upmarket looking cottages and an old farmhouse set slightly apart from the main buildings. I stayed within this farmhouse in a double-bed room which was relatively clean. It wasn't great but suited me because I only needed a place to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Fairy Knowe is a place you don't want to leave. This lodge is located next to the entrance of the Wilderness national park, and away from the small town of Wilderness so it's very quiet, just listen to the birds in the morning. The place is clean, and the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. The only thing is that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I stayed at Fairy Knowe Backpackers for three nights and loved it so much. Wonderful staff who are friendly and attentive. Felt comfortable and instantly at home as I arrived. Really good facilities. Clean and and comfortable. Beautiful set up in the trees with a lovely bonfire area and the most amazing bar. Low prices and lots of different seating... More

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Address: Dumbleton Road, Wilderness, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
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Number of rooms: 12
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