Fairy Knowe Backpackers - Wilderness, Garden Route

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Wilderness Accommodation
Wilderness, Garden Route

Fairy Knowe Backpackers

Wilderness, Garden Route - Accommodation

Fairy Knowe Backpackers rating

Fairy Knowe Backpackers in Wilderness

Fairy Knowe Backpackers Lodge is well-positioned, with Wilderness being at the pivot of all that can be enjoyed on the Garden Route. The many adventure attractions of Wilderness are on the doorstep; from amazing hiking trails, to endless beach walks and stunning canoe trips through the Wilderness National Park, to the waterfalls.

The backpackers lodge is set on the Touw River, overlooking the Wilderness National Park Lakes. The old Victorian homestead, built in 1874, is equipped with all of the necessary modern conveniences in a secure beautiful setting, nestled beneath a milkwood forest.

Wilderness is surrounded by many rivers, natural lakes and lagoons, making it an aqua adventure paradise and a great spot for water sport enthusiasts. After a morning of bird and animal watching from a canoe in the Wilderness National Park, you can enjoy horse riding, abseiling, kloofing ,or take a tandem paragliding flight in one of the best locations in South Africa.

Wilderness lies in the middle of the Garden Route and is a great stopover for weary travellers taking a meander down the coast in a rental car, or The Baz Bus hop-on-hop-off backpacker’s bus service is a convenient flexible and safe way to visit Wilderness. Fairy Knowe is an official Baz Bus Stop so they will drop you off at the front door.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Fairy Knowe Backpackers,Wilderness, Garden Route

  • Available Next Weekend
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Hiking
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Room Service
  • Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi

Nearby Towns:

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 22° 36' 0.3" E / 33° 59' 34.9" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to Fairy Knowe Backpackers in Wilderness, Garden Route

Departing: George Airport
Address: R404, South Africa
Distance: 0.3 km / Duration: 20 mins
1.Head north toward R4040.2 km
2.Turn right onto R4042.4 km
3.Turn left to merge onto N211.7 km
4.Take the exit on the right toward N21.1 km
5.Continue onto N20.7 km
6.At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on N29.4 km
7.Turn left onto Dumbelton Rd0.3 km

Nearest Airport & Flights

George Airport - George


With a growing number of travellers heading to the region's beaches, forests and mountains, George airport now has over 600 000 passengers a year. It has won the South African Airport of the Year award six times (at the time of writing), and George's city centre is 11 Kilometres away.

George Airport was originally named after the then president P.W. Botha and was built in 1977.

Reviews for Fairy Knowe Backpackers

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Fantastic pub, great staff, great location, great vibe. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Wilderness.

review by Andre Kruger

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Great local musicians. Cool laid back vibe

review by Charl Koen

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What an amazing experience, beautiful surroundings, the room was great and the host friendly and welcoming Will definitely come again

review by Karl Ackerman

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Will come back! Staff is super kind and immediately make you feel at home. Accommodation is away from the bar so you can get all the rest you need, bar is real fun with lots of locals.

review by Justine W

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Wonderful crowd that always stay at this relaxing, quiet and neat place. Foreigners love this place and so do we. It is self catering and one can also eat at Faerie Knowe if you have notified them. Live entertainment very often too.

review by Rosemary Curtis

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Had a great time there. Nice clean safe place. They helped us with the kayaks...And it's was my favourite things that I did there.

review by Priyanka Devshree

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I would firstly like to make it pronounced, that my family has been loyal guests to the Fairy Knowe Hotel (not the backpackers) for roughly two generations now. This past weekend however, we instead chose to appraise the Fairy Knowe Backpackers. Sufficed to say, this was a terrible decision. The lack of respect & professionalism from nearly EACH staff member was incorrigible to say the least. I had my friends & family verbally abused by the apparent manager (Didi, if I remember correctly). I had my friends nose broken by other guests, & he was given no medical assistance from the backpackers management. The profanity, in fact, that was dished out by Didi, was horrific. God knows how she made it to her position. I definitely wouldn't want to know. Worst of all for me though, was that the food was incredibly shite. Negative on any returns from our party.

review by Warik Grice

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I have to respond to previous review as I was part of the group. Didi the manager really lack of people skills, is super rude and can ruin your entire stay. We came and asked for the price which is advertised on website. Didi the manager said it is price "from" and if we want it, they are fully booked (obviously more then half of hostel was empty) and we have to check in for higher price. She is lying in previous response - she actually never offered us any other hostel, just said they are full go away. Basically there is not any room for the price "from" advertising on webpage. Fake advertising.Finally we had to beg her to accommodate us for higher price because our friend really didn't want to keep searching for hostel and wanna stay there. The surrounding of hostel was good but I would highly recommend to stay in another hostel in Wilderness. Stay away.

review by Jiří Opletal

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Very nice atmosphere will definitely go again fairly priced accommodation

review by Francois duToit

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I spent 3 days here and I didn't want to leave. This place is just perfect. It has a wonderful bar opened till 1 am, great dorms, self catered houses and huts. It's really clean and well maintained. The atmosphere is just amazing and there are many many things to do in the surrounding areas!!

review by Paolo Aiello

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I love this place! Affordable. Live bands every night. Great people. Great place.

review by Pam King

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We had a great New Years at Fairy Knowe! Everyone was very friendly. I thought the food was a bit overpriced, but I understand they probably have a lot of international guests.

review by Christie Marx

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Great place to stay. The big plus is the whole complex, which includes many sitting areas, pool table, beach volleyball court, swings and of course amazing wilderness views. Private rooms are available, pretty standard rooms, in size and decor, with heating and spacious ensuite bathroom. Breakfast and dinner offered for extra payment, bar attracts guests and locals alike. Staff are very very nice!

review by Tal Ravid

"Well hosted value for money"

We gave this 5 star rating because of the magical setting, peaceful ambience,friendly hosts/staff,at value for money rates. The bird life was memorable and even the dogs were friendly! We also met people from all over the world- Germany, Belguim and the Netherlands.

review by Helen Marshall, South Africa


Awesome! Wish my stay was longer than one night. Hosts are really friendly and welcoming. A really lovely atmosphere.

review by Yvette Hugo, South Africa

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