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Fairy Glen Private Game Reserve
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Worcester
Blenheim, New Zealand
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57 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

We stayed here for one night and loved it. The chalets face onto the Savannah and you can you watch the animals roaming from your room. The area is breathtaking as the sun goes down.
Due to the park being smaller you do actually get to see the animals rather then driving around for days and seeing nothing. We actually got to feed and pat the elephants which was incredible.
Our guide was informative and great fun.
If you are in Cape Town and you want a game park this one is great.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Worcester UK
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

What a fantastic time we had. We stayed four nights in the Taj hotel in Cape Town and one night at Fairy Glen and the accomodation at both was excellent. The walk, safari, food, hospitality, cleanliness and overall experience was unforgetable and it is a must do for anyone going to Cape Town. You get so close to the animals (too close in some cases) and it is so informative as well as I can't understand how anyone can write a negative comment about such an excellent resort. Well done Fairy Glen.

Room Tip: boeman lodges were really clean and in excellent condition
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PDS1000
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Porvoo, Finland
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

On our drive to Fairy Glen our guide Heidi Whites from Ukholo Travels and Tours told us about the white rhinos Higgins and Lady, who we would see on our safari drive the next day. The rhinos had been pouched in December 2011, and they were two of the few known rhinos who have survived such a brutal attack. Now, over one year later they are still alive and together, but hornless.

We staid in a Standard Chalet just opposite the steps to the Lodge. The room was nice with a nice terrace to relax on letting your eyes rest on the beautiful surrounding at the foot of the Brandwacht Mountains. Our room hostess was very nice and helpful.

In the late afternoon we went for the Nature Walk in Fairy Glen Kloof. After that we had a nice dinner in the dining room on the upper floor in the Lodge. After that it was time to go to bed after a drink on the terrace, in order to have an early wake before next day’s Game Drive Safari. We had a good night's sleep and woke up to the noise of some birds we didn’t see.

It was a beautiful morning with the sun ricing behind the mountains with misty clouds hanging on the mountaintops. We had good time for a walk around the estate before we were picked up for breakfast in the restaurant where we had a nice breakfast before the game drive.

We had already seen the elephants on the estate. Our guide/ranger told us that the elephants had been in Fairy Glen since young and that for the first 9 years they were free and came back every evening for the night. But since a fire, there was a fire the day before and after the poaching of Higgins and Lady, they had started to break the farmer’s fences to get away to the woods, and therefore now had to stay behind a fence.

On our amazing game drive we saw buffalo, lion, herds of blue wildebeest, zebras, a donkey, hartebeest, ostrich, eland, springbok and of course the rhinos Higgins and Lady. Our guide told us very captivating about the animals and I got several fine pictures of them. This was a very fascinating journey around the beautiful Fairy Glen Reserve!

On our way back to Lagoon Beach Hotel in Cape Town with our guide Heidi she asked us our opinion of Fairy Glen, and we could sincerely tell her that we had a wonderful time and were many experiences richer.

Room Tip: The chalet in front of the steps to the lodge was very nice.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ingalill T T
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay for two nights in one of the chalets, apart from the storm on the first night and the power cuts. Pack a torch when you go as it is extremely dark when the power goes out. Deon our Ranger was amazing, he made our stay exceptional. The nature walk to the dam on the first evening was great and we saw a family of baboons watching us. Dinner that night in the lodge by candlelight was as lovely as the food. Our tours on the truck were a lot of fun and we got up very close and personal with the rhinos, lions, zebras, buffalo, ostriches, gazelles and antelopes. The elephants were separate from the other animals but we still got very close to them. We learnt a lot about South Africa and all of the animals from Deon, and Higgins and Lady the two rhino that had their horns poached will always be in our hearts. We made the most of every minute and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: The view from the chalets is wonderful. A swing seat on the porch and steps up the side to a viewin...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tania T
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Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

My Dad, my brother and I were here for an over night stay in February and we could not have been happier. We paid €165 a head and that included a guided walk around the immediate area the night of arrival, a lovely as much as you could eat buffet dinner, buffet breakfast, the guided safari with Chantelle (who was also our guide) followed by a lovely buffet lunch. The staff were wonderful and friendly and my Dad was given a private chalet of his own on arrival which he was delighted with. I couldn't recommend this place highly enough for value for money and staff who have a love of their surroundings and pass that on to the guest. Thank you Fairy Glen!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Maeveipoo1
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

We visit Fairy Glen last weekend, and wow i must say this place beautiful and a real jewel in the Western Cape. Not far from Cape Town, me and my friends from overseas decided to visit. Not only a warm welcome and pleasant chalet, but with an Safari atmosfere to the lodge did we think wow here we going to enjoy ourselves. And we did. All the meals and nature walk in the mountain was out of this world!

Everyone knows what they do all the rangers are fantastic with huge knowledge on all animals with fuana and flora. With this experience i would really like people to see this place. See you soon and thanking you Fairy Glen once again for all the awesome hospitalility.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JoshD954
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Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013 via mobile

We were driving the garden route and had a day (and night) at Fairy Glen. We had a great time getting up close and learning more about the animals. All of the rangers were friendly and very passionate over their work. The story of the rhinos was extremely poignant and one I will never forget. The buffet dinner was very pleasant and accommodation suitable for a fun time at a safari

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hannah_K_M_81
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Property: Fairy Glen Private Game Reserve
Address: Worcester 6850, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Worcester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Worcester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fairy Glen Safaris, a family owned business about a hour from Cape Town is set at the foot of the world famous Brandwacht Mountains. It was the cherised dream of the latest owner, Piet de Jager to transform the land into a big 5 game reserve, which was eventually realised through his commitment and dedication over the years. Fairy Glen's name is derived from the dragon fly who used to fly over the Glen (Valley) and was so big, it resembled Fairies. ... more   less 
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