About Fairy Knowe Backpackers
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.
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Things to do in and around Wilderness
(1.9 km from Wilderness)
The popular Giant Kingfisher Trail leads to a stunning little waterfall that is fabulous for a swim and a picnic. A little effort is required at the start but the going gets easier on this well-maintained SANParks trail that features an extensive...
(3.4 km from Wilderness)
Map of Africa in Wilderness lookout point is situated near Hoekwil. The setting of the river flowing around the hill makes the view look like a map of Africa. It is also a very popular paragliding spot, and has spectacular views of the Wilderness...
(6.7 km from Wilderness)
One of the least demanding walks in the Wilderness area, the 5 km Brownhooded Kingfisher Trail follows the meandering course of the Duiwe River. Lush river woodlands line the riverbanks and the path crosses the river frequently. Take care when...
(9.5 km from Wilderness)
Set within the stunning Wilderness National Park and on the shores of Langvlei, the Malachite Bird Hide is definitely worth a visit for twitchers and nature lovers. Spend some time watching the numerous waterfowl, kingfishers and other birds in this...