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Fairy Knowe Backpackers Lodge

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice location (but far away from shops, restaurants etc.), friendly landlords, but the dorm, kitchen and the bathrooms were really dirty. I would not come here again, even though it is close to the National Park.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

Thank PaoloAiello
Response from Didi T, Manager at Fairy Knowe Backpackers LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey there Paulo! It was so lovely having you with us! Please visit when next you are back in our beautiful country! Safe travels and see you soon! Much love Fairy Knowe.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Digby, Didi, Sarah and staff are absolute experts at making you feel like family and at home at this beautiful forest nestled Shangri-La/Brigadoon magical backpackers! From amazing home cooked meals to all your wanderlust adventure needs catered for by the hikes, waterfalls, river and forest,...More

Thank Chris d
Response from Didi T, Manager at Fairy Knowe Backpackers LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there Chris! Thank you for your review!! You are more than welcome in our beautiful home anytime! Safe travels! Much love from the fairies!

Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Located a short drive from the town centre. Spacious premises with plenty of room for campers and parking. Self catering and BBQ facilities as well as breakfast/daytime menu and all day bar. WiFi not great but as good as any other hostel in SA. Live...More

Thank pres94
Response from Didi T, Manager at Fairy Knowe Backpackers LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey there! Thank you for your kind feedback! oh the wifi... :( I do appologise for that. It is not great at best of times and we should probably make the move to a better provider. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the stay!...More

Reviewed 16 January 2018

We arrived the 30th of December and had a great first evening. Very festive vibes that could've continued late into the next morning. We were shushed by the staff at 12:30 in the evening (understandable, seeing that it was not new years eve yet). We...More

Thank Sebastian D
Response from Didi T, Manager at Fairy Knowe Backpackers LodgeResponded 5 weeks ago

I am happy to say that I do treat unruley South Africans like this. They seem to think that they own you once they have payed R140 to camp, treat our hostel like a dumping ground, trash the bathrooms (which tey expect to be serviced...More

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"Stay in a private room with ensuite - little thatched chalet huts"
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