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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 June 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...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 12 April 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...

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1Thank Brimborius
Wurzburg, Germany
Reviewed 26 March 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...

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Thank Fabian A
Reviewed 24 February 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
Reviewed 17 February 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
Reviewed 15 February 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...

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Thank JadeC2205
Reviewed 13 February 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...

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Thank estill88
Reviewed 30 January 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...

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Thank Stacey B
George, South Africa
Reviewed 11 January 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...

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Thank Ron W
United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights in a 6-bed dorm room. The location of the hostel is lovely although it is a 25/30min walk to the village which didn't bother us really. The hostel itself is ok, our dorm room was up in the big house and had plenty of character but just felt run down overall, could definitely do...

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Additional Information about Fairy Knowe Backpackers Lodge

Address: Dumbleton Road, Wilderness, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Price Range: €17 - €49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Stay in a private room with ensuite - little thatched chalet huts”
 of 5 bubbles estill88, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The en suite roops are great”
 of 5 bubbles BDP_001, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Stay away!”
 of 5 bubbles DiemsDay, 6 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Definitely upstairs in the old house.”
 of 5 bubbles theod609, 8 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If you can get one of the cottage suites, they are wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles RyderDA, 4 May 2015 | Read review
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