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Fairy Knowe Backpackers Lodge

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

I loved staying at Fairy Knowe in Wilderness. The crew was friendly and helpful, there was live music at night, there was food being served (dinner and breakfast) for a reasonable price and the whole environment was just great, you could literally see that everyone...More

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Response from Didi T, Manager at Fairy Knowe Backpackers LodgeResponded 9 January 2018

Hey there! Such a pitty you only stayed for one night. There is so much to do in the area! I wateris your thing: Kayaking, canyonning, abseiling our beautiful kaaimans waterfall, stand up paddle boarding or just enjoying our warm ocean!!. We have 3 of...More

Reviewed 8 January 2018

a great stop over, kids loved it. clean, neat and really affordable. friendly staff and live entertainment which added to the fabulous evening we spent in the Wilderness. will definitely stay over again.More

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Response from Didi T, Manager at Fairy Knowe Backpackers LodgeResponded 9 January 2018

Hey there Sheryn! Thank you for your kind words! It was a super busy season this year and having a lovely family such as yourself visiting made our work so much easier! Thank you for your visit! Hope to see you soon! Warm Fairy Knowe...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018

Pleasant enough, but the bathrooms stink of urine and aren't very clean. We had to sleep in single beds even though we were given the option of which bed we would like? There was also a table just outside the bedroom door and people were...More

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Response from Didi T, Manager at Fairy Knowe Backpackers LodgeResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately our cleaning staff cannot work 24hrs a day. The bathrooms get cleaned 3 times per day during high season, but sadly fellow guests and rude campers (roughly 200 duing peak times) treat our home like a dumping site. I...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the experience as a whole however I did not appreciate the unfriendly and unprofessional manner of certain members of the staff. A certain member from beginning to end treated us paying campers as if we were unwelcomed guests. A few notable moments when she...More

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Response from Didi T, Manager at Fairy Knowe Backpackers LodgeResponded 4 January 2018

Please see my response to the other South African Camper above. It is indeed a shame that our very own people do not know how to behave. No Fireworks, No Fires, No private Alcohol... No noise after 1am. it is that simple. Respect and manners....More

Reviewed 2 January 2018

Beautiful location ruined by staff with no people skills. We were made to feel unwelcome by the manager, Didi; as if we as guests were intruding onto her personal space and should be happy that we were even allowed to be there. I seriously regret...More

2  Thank Christian B
Response from Didi T, Manager at Fairy Knowe Backpackers LodgeResponded 6 January 2018

Again another vindictive south african camper... cash cow?? On R140 per night?? We close the bar at 1am EVERY NIGHT because of people like this. The "card incedent" was a silly dare and i am always up for a laugh. The staff follow instuctions and...More

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