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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.

  • Response Rate: 99%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 9 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 103
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 11 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Parking on Premises
* Please enquire for further details.

Fairy Knowe Backpackers Rooms

Reviews for Fairy Knowe Backpackers

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David Jenkins
02 May 2018

Something to stop the pillow slipping out the back of the dorm bunkSome bread or rolls to add to the value of the meals supplied

Nomboniso Jozi, South Africa
12 December 2016

Wilderness is beautifil but fairy knowe is dirty , even curtains in kingfisher room

Beulah Hendricks, South Africa
11 January 2016

Situated correctly

Justin Barker, South Africa
05 January 2016

awesome backpackers, really relaxed, great hosts. Stunning scenery 

Michaela Liebenberg, South Africa
28 December 2015

Loved staying at Fairy Knowe!! Digby's hospitality makes you feel welcome, and he is willing to go out of his way to make your holiday the best yet. Wonderful activities and beautiful views makes this a place worth stayinf at. The Riverside room was fatastic and comfy. Will recommend this to any person looking for a very relaxed environment to have their holiday...

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Fairy Knowe Backpackers is 1km from the centre of Wilderness , the nearest airport 24.3km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling