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Fairy Knowe Backpackers Lodge

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Koh Tao, Thailand
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Although a little of the beaten path in wilderness, the backpackers at fairy knowe is a great little spot, with with friendly staff, great facilities and a super cheap bar (that stays open till 2am). There is plenty on offer at the adventure Centre, and the vibe of the place is very welcoming, relaxing and chill. I had a great...

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1Thank Joey R
Castletown, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The backpackers is in a nice setting and the main house is beautiful. Perfect to enjoy a South African sunrise.The staff was very friendly and the breakfast very good. Unfortunately the owner is to say the least incredibly moody and scarely rants at guests which spoiled the entire experience.

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1Thank celine228
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I was so excited to experience the Wilderness, and was amazed by the beauty of the area. I was also amazed by the level of drunkenness of the manager who checked me in to Fairy Knowe Backpackers - he had seemingly lost the ability to read my name! After checking myself in, I settled into what seemed like a comfortable...

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1Thank Adam R
Reviewed 27 July 2016 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...

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1Thank 320susanv
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 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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Thank GordonTheDiver
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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Address: Dumbleton Road, Wilderness, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Price Range: $25 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“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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