Myself and brother have just left Wild Spirit after 4 wonderful nights in this "Special place"
We loved everything about it and although it may not be everyone's paradise if you want to completely get off the beaten track and forget about the "Real world" Then this escape is meant for you!
Ola, Jaryd and Michaela were all so warm and helpful during our stay and at night the place was transformed by fires and light music not forgetting the smells of wonderful home cooked food and fire dancing!!
We both totally lost ourselves here and I spent 2 mornings in the Yoga room in total silence which is hard to find while traveling down the coast of South Africa!
Staying on the farm was wonderful and the walk to the waterfall was great plus there were many animals around including a very cute puppy called Topaz! The cleaning ladies made sure our room was spotless and the kitchen was also sufficient for self catering backpackers!
The staff didn't mind taking us on early morning shuttles to Tenikwa and the Elephant sanctuary and our sunrise walk with Cheetahs is an experience that both of us will cherish forever! Also if you book the morning Elephant trunk in hand walk you get %50 discount!
This place is what its name reads "Wild" and with lots of spirit!!
I advise you take take a break from life and stay in this haven here in the Crags, South Africa.
Thanks to all the staff for making our stay special
Steve and Paul
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wild Spirit Backpackers Lodge is a well-loved, laid-back and friendly family-run business situated on Khoinania farm in The Crags. Located right on the western tip of the Tsitsikamma National Park, it is literally in the heart of the Garden Route, between Plettenberg Bay and Storm's River. Close to Nature's Valley beach and lagoon this eco-friendly open-minded backpackers is surrounded by indigenous forests with blissful views over the valleys and mountains - the ultimate place to come and relax. Accommodation ranges from simple and lovely private en-suite family and double rooms, to ready-made Safari tents, bunk free dorms and simple off the grid camp sites for budget travellers looking for a quiet place to rest their souls. The beautifully sculpted Driftwood Boma and Tree-house deck are great places to soak up the sun and contemplate the peace of your surroundings whilst meeting new people, or cuddle up in the cosy Log cabin with the cats, dogs and a fire on rainy days. Everyday enjoy yummy nutritious dinners and breakfasts, lovingly prepared with fresh local ingredients. Alternative and sustainable energy designs, creative spaces and organic gardens are dotted around this magical 18-hectare farm. Activities on the farm include swimming in the rock pools of a private 80m Waterfall, or taking a short walk through the indigenous forest to visit the majestic Yellowwood tree. Alternatively, you can get your hands dirty in the gardens, learn a new craft from one of the many skilled staff members, or relax in a tree-house with horses grazing nearby. If you manage to tear yourself away from the beauty of the lodge then there are various animal sanctuaries nearby including elephants, big cats, birds and monkeys, as well as local horse-rides and a great farm stall to pick up some lunch. Nearby Nature's Valley is ideal for nature lovers with walks and hikes in all directions, and is one of the most pristine beaches on the Garden Route. The lagoon down there is also spectacular for swimming, kayaking, and bird-watching. Adrenaline and adventure activities such as the world's highest Bungy jump, Africanyon river adventures, and Tsitsikamma treetop canopy tours are nearby. The come home, relax with sun-downers on the deck, and spend an evening under the stars talking to interesting travellers around the fire whilst the team prepare a delicious home-made dinner with fresh produce from the organic gardens. See their website for more info on facilities, services and the wide range of activities in the area. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wild Spirit Lodge And Backpackers South Africa/Garden Route