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About Fairy Knowe Hotel

The Fairy Knowe Hotel is situated on the banks of the Touw River in the Wilderness National Park Lake District.One of the best spots in the Wilderness and Garden Route to explore all the area's adventure and leisure activities.

This ecologically important wetland system in the Garden Route has received the well deserved designation as a Ramsar Site. Direct access from the Hotel to one of the 18 remaining indigenous forests in the world either by nature trail or river. Here the vegetation can be seen in its natural environment where trees are marked for easy identification.

There is also an 800 year old Yellow wood Big Tree nearby. Almost a third of the 280 bird species have been recorded on the premises with the exotic Knysna Loerie a daily visitor.

We also have an indigenous Tree Trail on the Hotel property. Step out of your Riverside room where you can enjoy freshwater fishing on your doorstep. Other recreational activities include the fun of boating, padelo's canoeing, and mountain biking and endless un-crowded beaches.

Nearby there are World class golf courses, also squash, bowls and paragliding. Opportunities also exist for seasonal land based whale watching. The Hotel is ideally situated to explore the whole area. A launch trip to the Knysna Heads will add to the day's excitement, not forgetting to sample the famous Knysna Oysters.

There is also the Brewery, which offers tours and tastings. Then take on the world famous Cango Caves and the Ostrich and Crocodile Farms of Oudtshoorn, only an hour's drive over the historic Outeniqua Pass which is one of the 4 passes route over the Outeniqua Mountains.

There is also wine tasting on the Estates of the Karoo town of Calitsdorp. Definitely something for everyone. Rates subject to change without notice.

Wedding Venues: The venue can host 150 people and facilities include lush gardens and riverside reception areas, a marquee tent, a fully licensed restaurant, a ladies bar and a wedding officer, all in a beautiful romantic setting.

Conference Venues: A venue with the capacity of 100 people is available with internet access, a projector and a projector screen.

Family friendly: Fairy Knowe Hotel also has a swimming pool, tennis court, bicycles, boats and canoes, pool tables, swings and a jungle gym to keep the whole family entertained.

  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 106
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 24 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast
  • Central location
  • Kids Stay Free
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Please note that special rates are applicable for Senior Citizens, hence we advise guests to request the appropriate tariffs.

Rates subject to change without notice.

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  • Classic Riverside Double Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 10 Riverside facing room, consisting of a King or Twin bed/s and en-suite bathroom with a bath-in-shower.Guest amenities... see more
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      • In House Double Room In House Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 8 A standard double room in the main building that sleeps two adults on a double bed fitted with a television set, tea... see more Features:  Double beds, Bath only, En-suite, Shower only, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities
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          • Cottage Double Cottage Double Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 5 These cottages only consist out of the room fitted with a double bed, television set, tea and coffee making facilities... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities
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              • Riverside Family Riverside Family Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 5 These rooms consists out of the main bedroom which has a double bed and a small inter-leading bedroom that has one singl... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Bunk beds, Single beds
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                  • Riverside Twin Riverside Twin Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 4 These rooms have a small private balcony and consists out of two single beds. These beds can be converted to a king size... see more Features:  King beds, Balcony/patio, Single beds
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                      • Riverside Double Riverside Double Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 4 These rooms are on our river and consists out of a king size bed and en suite bathroom. The balcony is joined with those... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio
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                          • In House Family Room In House Family Room Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 3 Our standard family rooms are furnished with a double bed and a double bunk bed to sleep two adults and two children.... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Bunk beds, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities
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                              • Family Bunk Bed Cottage Family Bunk Bed Cottage Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 3 These Rondavels are fitted with a double bunk bed in the same room to accommodate children. These rooms have a double... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Shower over bath, Bunk beds
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                                  Reviews for Fairy Knowe Hotel

                                  24 guest reviews Reviews of

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                                  Derek Jones
                                  23 March 2020

                                  The staff were very professional and helpful

                                  Lj Venter
                                  02 February 2020

                                  Friendly service. Nice breakfast

                                  Petrus Retief
                                  21 January 2020

                                  Nature surrounding the hotel is the high point, plus the river lagoon (boating).Possible improvements: Small item:- information file in the rooms with basic info such as meal times, bar times. Large item (costly): For older people, especially with back, knee or hip problems the "in bath" shower is a problem. Perhaps renovate a few rooms to "walk in shower".O yes! One more thing, staff very friendly friendly and helpful.

                                  Renique Lehmann
                                  05 January 2020

                                  Lovely day and night at Fairy Knowe. Lovely swim and dinner. And a yummy Breakfast in the morning. Always a great stop over on our way to Cape Town.

                                  Ron Schulz
                                  14 December 2019

                                  We realize that the hotel is old but the housekeeping service was poor and the whole hotel needs a lot of maintenance. When we checked in the room was missing 2 towels and 2 pillows and carpet was dirty. We notified reception and received the missing items but carpet was not cleaned. Mattresses sagging and need to be replaced. The walls were dirty and marked needing paint. The exterior of the hotel had chipping paint, rotting timber on window frames with some frames missing.The hotel offers canoes for free use, but only has one available, the other had holes.Breakfast was good.

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                                  Fairy Knowe Hotel is 0km from the centre of Wilderness , the nearest airport 23.3km (George Airport).
                                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling