Fairy Knowe Backpackers

Available Rooms

Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room

Max Guests:

This dormitory comes with free WiFi access and a shared bathroom.

Bunk bed(s) x 3;
Safety Deposit Box; Shared Bathroom; Shared Toilet; Towels; Linen; Lake view;

Queen Room with Ensuite Bathroom

Max Guests:

This room comes with free WiFi access with private bathroom.

Large bed(s) (King size) x 1;
Safety Deposit Box; Shower; Free toiletries; Toilet; Bathroom; Towels; Linen; View;

Standard Double or Twin Room

Max Guests:

This room comes with free WiFi access and shared bathroom.

Single bed(s) x 2; Double bed(s) x 1;
Safety Deposit Box; Shared Bathroom; Shared Toilet; Towels; Linen; View;

Family Room

Max Guests:

This room comes with free WiFi access and shared bathroom.

Single bed(s) x 2; Double bed(s) x 1;
Safety Deposit Box; Ironing Facilities; Shared Bathroom; Dining area; Dining table; Executive Lounge Access; Towels/Sheets (extra fee); Towels;
0 stars
1 Dumbleton Road 6560 Wilderness South Africa (ZA)
-33.99185181 22.60038185
American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard


Some guests mentioned the bathrooms could be improved
Some guests commented cleanliness could be improved

Service & facilities

Guests appreciated the friendly staff

About Fairy Knowe Backpackers

Bordering the Wildeness National Park, Fairy Knowe Backpackers features a garden equipped with BBQ facilities. Guests will find a bar on site and can make use of the shared kitchen. Rooms and dormitories come with free WiFi access. Some have a private bathroom. A variety of activities, like bird watching, canoeing and hiking, can be performed in the immediate surroundings. The banks of the Touw River are a 5-minute walk from Fairy Knowe Backpackers. Free private parking is available on site.

Amenities of Fairy Knowe Backpackers

  • Billiards
  • Darts
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Beach
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast options
  • Airport shuttle
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Secured parking
  • Shuttle service
  • Currency exchange
  • Tour desk
  • Concierge service
  • Garden
  • Sun terrace
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Children's playground
  • Evening entertainment
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Children television networks
  • Daily maid service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Designated smoking area

Guest Reviews (33 reviews)


Sep, 14, 2016


Anlage ist sehr grün, Ort zum entspannen, Personal freundlich, Bar sehr cool, Personal gibt gerne Auskunft über Aktivitäten, typisches Backpacker
Sauberkeit im Bad ist miserabel, Küche besitzt nur eine (!) Gabel, man bekommt keinen Filterkaffee da die Maschine kaputt ist und wird gebeten diese mal anzuschauen, Heizung im Zimmer defekt (man bekommt aber eine neue wenn man fragt!)


Sep, 13, 2016

Pasable, pero se puede estar

zona tranquila y segura. la chica de recepción muy simpática.
no excesivamente limpio, intuimos que debía de haber algún ratoncillo cerca, debido a lo que nos encontramos encima de las camas. el wifi no funcionaba del todo bien. un poco antiguo


Aug, 18, 2016

Good clean place to stay particularly for youngsters

I liked the casual atmosphere and the live music.
I wasn't keen when a group of travellers talked in the lounge next to our room for most of the night and that one person tried the door to our room.


Aug, 09, 2016

Adventurous overnight accommodation

A lot of noise on the first night. Maybe this place is more suited for young adventurous people that want to party and stay up late.
Noise late at night


May, 22, 2016

Met de Bazbus gebracht en weer opgehaald.

Met de Bazbus gebracht en weer opgehaald.
Het weer was slecht, het regende en de activiteiten waren vooral buitenactiviteiten (wandelen, kayakken, strand)


May, 22, 2016


Met de Bazbus gebracht en weer opgehaald.
Het weer was slecht, het regende en de activiteiten waren vooral buitenactiviteiten (wandelen, kayakken, strand)


May, 02, 2016

The breakfasts were excellent and the suppers we had were...

The breakfasts were excellent and the suppers we had were fine.
Nothing considering it is a backpacker establishment - easier access to a morning cup of coffee would be nice.


Apr, 28, 2016

Good times in Wilderness

The staff and the manager are amazingly friendly and really helpful and we really enjoyed the breakfast a lot (those muffins!!!). The facility itself is a little bit older and you can definitely see that, but that is part of the charme :) If you want to try something different ask the manager if you can spend a night in the old retro Volkswagen camper :) The bar is a good place to hang out and chill, and we even had an evening with live music! We will come again!


Apr, 26, 2016

Wirklich empfehlenswerte, herzliche Unterkunft

Das Personal ist super freundlich. Vor allem der Manager ist bemüht den Aufenthalt in Wilderness möglichst angenehm und erfüllt zu gestalten. Die Lage ist toll. Man kann direkt in den Nationalpark spazieren, der absolut zu empfehlen ist. Das Gebäude ist sehr schön.
Die Ausstattung ist vollkommen in Ordnung, könnte aber zum Teil erneuert/renoviert werden. Wobei das Ganze - so wie es ist - irgendwie auch seinen Charme hat. :)


Apr, 05, 2016

Staff and owner friendly and accommodating.

Staff and owner friendly and accommodating.
The communal Bath room was not very clean and the bedding smelt stuffy. Noisy other guests played music from very early in the morning.


Apr, 03, 2016

nice breakfast

cute backpackers, friendly staff, delicious breakfast with two options: musli or eggs both with toast and muffin for R60.
We booked a 6 bed room for two nights. When we checked in nobody told us that there was a room change for the second night and we only found out by coincident plus we were then placed in an 8 bed room instead of 6 for the same price.


Mar, 27, 2016

Perfect location to relax and enjoy nature

Freindly staff and fellow geusts.Best location ever!
Very old rooms, ceiling needed repair.


Mar, 17, 2016

Amazing nature retread sorrounded by awesome people and party

Everything, cool , wondple and iniddle ovwonderfulature. middlenature. Lots of activities and ways to enjoy a nice time
Yo have to pay for fussball table...


Mar, 10, 2016

Vochtig en vies

Ze hebben mogelijkheid tot het huren van kayaks
De kamer was vochtig, klam en daar rook het ook naar, het stonk. Er zat schimmel op de muur van het vocht, er lagen dode vliegen in het raamkozijn. Er werd duidelijk niet schoongemaakt, de bedden werden verschoond en dat was het dan wel. Het sanitair gebouw was niet schoon, de remsporen van dinsdagavond zaten er woensdagmiddag nog in, het werd duidelijk niet schoongehouden. De deuren van de wc's en douches konden tevens niet op slot. Al met al een vreselijk ervaring in een double room, je betaalt duidelijk veel te veel. Misschien dat het kamperen mee valt..


Mar, 03, 2016

Very very good.

Great location.. helpful friendly staff. Just left feeling good!
I didn't like.. hmm.. nothing - it was so great.


Feb, 13, 2016

The nightlife and the breakfast muffins.

The nightlife and the breakfast muffins.
The check in girl couldn't find our booking and sent us to another hotel before having a more through look for it.


Feb, 07, 2016

Beautiful people beautiful place

Beautiful people beautiful place


Jan, 24, 2016

Early off-season bliss

A very chilled location. Really warm and helpful staff. Interesting and friendly locals. The close proximity to water and paddling canoes. Quiet and peaceful...


Jan, 21, 2016

Beautiful, stunning, place for fairies.

The venue was beautiful, set in a stunning forest and we could not hear any cars etc. Beautiful, tranquil and only the noise of the sea
Unfortunately, our client was based in Knysna and we had a long commute in the mornings.


Jan, 17, 2016

We had stayed in backpackers before but this place sorely lacked cleanliness.

The bedding was clean.
The rest of the place was down right dirty


Jan, 12, 2016

Super Stimmung - tolle Leute

Die Leute sind unglaublich nett...die Bar ist erste Sahne..alles in Allem für eine Backpacker-Unterkunft absolut super!


Dec, 25, 2015

10 Tourist were mugged in the last two month during hiking...

10 Tourist were mugged in the last two month during hiking in wilderness. Nobody told us! Dangerous not safe place!


Nov, 30, 2015

Great environment and greater staff

Las actividades que ofrece y la disponibilidad del personal


Nov, 26, 2015

lovely stay

Beautiful location in nature; lovely hiking trails from the hostel into the National Park; most friendly staff
badly equipped kitchen (no bowls or proper knives)


Nov, 12, 2015


Nature paradise hippie rainbow experience
Giant spiders everywhere

Fairy Knowe Backpackers Wilderness, South Africa

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