Fairy Knowe Backpackers

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Fairy Knowe Backpackers is located in the breathtakingly beautiful town of Wilderness, part of the Garden Route. It is located a short distance outside the central village, but still in reach by walking. The allure of this backpackers is its location – and apart from the beautiful forest views this is also a central base for many activities in the surrounding area.

The Main buildings on the property have been converted from old colonial houses rich in history and folklore. According to locals, one of the houses here is the oldest building in town – built by a rich farmer as a gift for his wife. The originals wooden floors and staircase still remains.

Accommodation options range from shared dorm rooms to luxury rondavels with en-suite bathrooms. You can be sure to wake up refreshed with the sounds of birds in the surrounding forest area as the soundtrack to your new day. Be sure to wake up early and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while watching the sun rise over the mountains. It is easy to forget about time while embracing the beautiful nature setting.

Fairy Knowe Backpackers offers delicious home-cooked meals (be sure you order before cut-off time), a small shop for snacks and a fully licenced bar at the large lapa where you can also relax on the lounge suite or play a round of pool.

Within short walking distance you will be able to do various short hiking trails, go kayaking on the river or embark on an exciting kloofing adventure.

This is a perfect stop for the nature enthusiast, those who love water-based activities or anyone looking to unwind away from the hustle and noise of the city.

Rooms Types Available:

  • Twin rooms
  • Double rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Dorms
  • Camping





Eden Adventures Abseiling

Abseiling is all about using a rope and other specialised equipment to descend a cliff. The serene Kaaimans Gorge holds one of the most beautiful abseil sights you will find. You have a chance to do two 45m abseils right next to a magnificent waterfall. The first abseil is an easy one to get you used to the idea of trusting the ropes and the second one is slightly more technical, however just as exhilarating. What also makes this sight special is that you land in a canoe at the bottom. Read More

Eden Adventures Kloofing

Kloofing, also known canyoneering, is a popular summer activity. The fun starts as one negotiates one's body into a wetsuit. After kitting-up we go boulder hopping and swimming down narrow canyons with lush indigenous forest on either side. For the brave there are always the optional jumps off the cliffs into the cola coloured water below. All you need to bring is a costume, shoes or sandals that can get wet and a camera (we will carry it in a waterproof container for you).  Read More

Wilderness Paragliding

SA Paragliding Adventures has been training and flying Tandem flights for just over 7 years. We pride ourselves on quality Instruction and Tandem flights with an excellent safety record. Deon Borrett started the company because he was passionate about flying and wanted to make it part of his lifestyle. We operate from Wilderness, Sedgefield and Knysna. With the Outeniquas in the background you have a masterpiece of beauty from the air and the best views in the World. Read More

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Fairy Knowe Backpackers ★★★★★ 5
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I'm a Nature Lover

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This place is great. I love being this close to nature and enjoying the forest. The rooms were really comfortable and the stay was more than pleasant. All round excellent stay.

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