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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place to visit. Started off with a continental breakfast. We then got picked up by our excellent guide Andrew who took us around the reserve to see the animals up close and personal. We than had a short walk to the base of the mountains. Then back for lunch and after lunch picked up and taken back to lodge...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely expensive for you get. Been around the country at better places that are better place. Place is not well maintained at all. Free wifi that you cant connect to... lovely. Only good thing is that is quiet.

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Thank Theo-Mark v
Norfolk, Virginia
Reviewed 22 September 2016

If you have ever been to a "game park" in Ohio where you drive through in your own car and feed buckets of kibble to a giraffe then you have basically seen this place. It is far from a real safari, and while you cannot feed the animals by hand the keepers do supplemental feed some of the animals. The...

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2Thank umwakichwa
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The main reason for visiting a game reserve is to watch animals, and Fairy Glen is a great destination for that. Our game ranger was very knowledgeable, and frequently stopped to give us more information on the animals, and was always ready to answer any questions. Another reason for visiting a game reserve is to get away from the city,...

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Thank Christoan S
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I visited the place for a Safari trip it was nice place and so kind staff , tickets includes both breakfast and lunch , you can enjoy watching the animals they have you can sleep there , but yet I didn't like the cars . As it is fully open you just feel unsafe I've seen other safer and nicer...

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Thank Abdullah S
Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This game reserve does not deserve your money or your time. Although it has the benefit of being close to Cape Town, it is like visiting a zoo. After many positive game reserve experiences, I had tears in my eyes throughout the game drive and felt sick by the end from what I saw. The animals do not have enough...

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1Thank stakala
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The accommodation here was poor. Tiles missing on the floor, not very clean and no shampoo etc supplied. Food mediocre at very best. Very disappointing. We could not recommend it. It was probably nice 15 years ago but nothing done to the place since. A disappointing trip on the accommodation front however the tour guide and drive were good.

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Thank Louise W
london
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Had a really good day visiting with friends but there were obvious flaws. The website is terrible, the property tired and old and the inclusive lunch was bad. That said we really enjoyed the 'safari' drive. Needs a lot of work but still worth a visit if you can't get to a larger park.

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1Thank mansmanreality
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Awesome staff good food and beautiful scenery lovely trip to www the wild life. Good food on return as well as breakfast the next day. Beautiful self contained , clean units, with African decorations on walls and bedding. Had a swimming pool

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Thank Jackie P
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 23 May 2016

A very special place close to Cape Town - discover a hidden gem. A wonderful experience which I will recommend to locals and overseas guests. It is not a National Park, where the game roam in the distance and you can witness a lion kill. This is different and in many ways so much better - To make the most...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Golf Course
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fairy Glen Safaris, a family owned business about a hour from Cape Town is set at the foot of the world famous Brandwacht Mountains. It was the cherised dream of the latest owner, Piet de Jager to transform the land into a big 5 game reserve, which was eventually realised through his commitment and dedication over the years. Fairy Glen's name is derived from the dragon fly who used to fly over the Glen (Valley) and was so big, it resembled Fairies. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fairy Glen Private Game Reserve

Address: Worcester 6850, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Worcester
Price Range: $463 - $486 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“There were some nice-looking chalets with a viewing platform on the roof that I would opt for next time.”
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“the breakfast and lunch were nothing special.”
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“Standard Lodge had everything we needed, but more superior probably had better views.”
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