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Wilderness - Fairy Knowe Backpackers

Dumbleton Road, Wilderness, 6560, South Africa

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Located in the Wilderness National Park on the Kingfisher trail and overlooking the Touws River - a nature lover's dream.

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Wilderness Hostel

Hostel Wilderness

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Fairy Knowe Backpackers Lodge is well positioned, with the town of Wilderness being at the pivot of all that can be enjoyed on the Garden Route. The hostel is set on the Touw River, overlooking the beautiful Wilderness National Park Lakes and nestled beneath a Milkwood Forest.

The old Victorian homestead, built in 1874 features a large garden where guests can enjoy barbeques while socialising with other travellers. There is also free Wi-Fi, a bar on site where guests can play pool or darts, a shared kitchen and rooms with either shared or private bathrooms. Delicious home-cooked meals are prepared every evening as well as breakfasts in the morning at reasonable prices.

Whether you're looking for an African adventure or simple solitude, this piece of paradise has it all! 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.


Prices are non-member prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 08:00 and 20:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 20:00
  • Children under the age of 6 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Currency Exchange
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:00 to 22:00
From 07:00 to 23:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +27 44 877 1285

Fax. +27 44 877 1285

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Kingfisher hiking trail (At or next to the hostel)
  • Widerness Beach (500m to 1km)
  • Wilderness National Park (At or next to the hostel)

See the full list of attractions



Been staying at hostels for many years. The mattress I tried to sleep on was the worst ever. Tops the previous worst night in Bangkok years ago. Building was fairly run down. Other rooms in adjacent buildings seemed more up to date.


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Tue 08 Jan 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (5 to 10km)
  • Beach (1 to 2km)
  • Cinema (5 to 10km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (5 to 10km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (5 to 10km)
  • Swimming pool (2 to 3km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

George Airport 15km East on N2. Left at Wilderness Travel 2km on Waterside Road. Hostel on the right
Door to door drop-off point for Baz Bus travellers. Major buses along Garden Route stop in George 15km
Free and safe parking is available on our property for all guests

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