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The Fairy Knowe Hotel, affectionately referred to as ‘the grand dame’ of the  Wilderness, has been welcoming guests since 1924. This landmark hotel was renovated in 2021 and is looking gracious and glorious once again!


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A 20-minute drive from George airport and central to all tourist attractions. The perfect base from which to explore the Garden Route, it’s pristine beaches, indigenous forests, lakes, world-class golf courses, organic farmers markets, amazing water activities, hang-gliding, shark cage diving, hiking trails and fantastic birding opportunities all within a radius of 30 – 50 km.

The hotel is a birders paradise with over 280 species to be found here, of which the Knysna Loerie is a regular visitor.

Uncomplicated and old worldly, the hotel offers beautiful, clean accommodation with breath-taking river views. The ‘value for money’ room rates include a 5 star buffet breakfast in the new Amare Vita restaurant between 07:00 – 10:00 daily.

The ‘old dame’ is beloved throughout South Africa as she was the honeymoon destination of choice in her heyday! With history dating back as far as 1874 you can only imagine the splendour of days gone by.

Situated on the banks of the Touw River, the hotel forms part of the greater Wilderness Nature Reserve and Estuary. Wilderness is one of only five documented areas in the world that has, within a five kilometer radius, sea, land, rivers, lakes and mountain ranges.


If you need a break from life, look no further!
This is our Fairy Knowe and we love her history, her perseverance and soul …


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Pensioner discount:


R425 p/p sharing per night and R735 single per night.

All riverside rooms and rondawels

Excludes high season (15 December – 10 January) and Easter weekend

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Facebook Page:  Fairy Knowe Hotel

Contact Number: 044 250 0300

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