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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This off the beaten track venue in glorious wooded surrounds is a gem. Didi,the resident bar person will treat you like a long lost friend and there are usually lots of locals and interesting folks from all over the world to mix with. Good place for kids to let off steam as well. If you are a bird lover there... More 

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Thank 320susanv
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Both times I have stayed here have been camping, first time was under a very large yellow wood tree. I really enjoyed this camp experience, the surroundings was beautiful and there's a lot of bird life around the camp. Also close to the start of the trail to the water falls. The owner is a bit strange, but very friendly... More 

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Thank GordonTheDiver
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

The Fairy Know Backpacker is one of the best backpackers I've been my whole stay in SA so far. Located a little bit off near Wilderness, it is a really special place with its own unique vibe. It's quiet during the day but if you have got some energy left after a day full of hiking, cycling, canoeing or what... More 

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Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

At the time we were at 'fairy knowe' it rained all day and night so we decided to stay only one night. If you have more time make sure to stay longer. The owner is the most welcoming person i met in South africa. Always friendly to his customer and staff. They offer tours and other activities. Dorm rooms are... More 

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Thank Fabian A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Sedgefield for two nights in our little roadtrip up to Addo Elephant Park and wanted something fun to do. So we asked at fairy knows backpackers and decided to rent a canoe and paddle up the river and walk to the waterfall. We had an incredible time and the service was wonderful!

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Thank JaPaLa95
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

The staff were really friendly and really knowledgeable about the area. They pointed us in the right direction when trying to find cool stuff to do. By the time it came to leave we did not want to go. Awesome place. I would recommend it to anyone passing through wilderness.

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Thank LizardKing9000
Western Cape, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

My friend and I stayed here along our road trip travels. We were greeted and explained the surroundings and all the activities we could do in the area. Our room was pleasant but nothing spectacular: loads of cobwebs on the roof and the shower drain was totally blocked with weeks worth of hair! The owner does a daily beach, railway... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

We stayed here and felt like we were joining a family. The team that run this place were so welcoming and we sat around a big table and all had dinner together every night. Digby (who runs the place) was really welcoming. We ended up visiting a man that lives in the caves on a hike with the team, doing... More 

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Thank estill88
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

We loved this backpackers, the guy who owned it was absolutely lovely, helpful & very friendly. He even drives his guests to and from to the town free of charge which is very kind! The rooms feel just like home the beds are really comfy and the pillows are duck feather which is a lovely little luxury when travelling! The... More 

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Thank Stacey B
George, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

After waiting 10 minutes at the bar for the barman to even glance in direction, we were issued a crude greeting and our drink orders were taken. The barman gave us our drinks, after both underpouring and then taking a sip directly from our glasses. He then slammed our change on the counter so hard that our coins disapeared into... More 

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Additional Information about Fairy Knowe Backpackers Lodge

Address: Dumbleton Road, Wilderness, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Price Range: $18 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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