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Wild Spirit Lodge Reviews

R102 Nature's Valley Road, Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

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40 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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Very special and eco friendly. Beautiful wooden deck. Free WiFi and a fire in the evenings. They offer very nice and cheap dinner and breakfast. Nice walk to a waterfall about 20 minutes away.


Magical place


This backpackers certainly has its very own style and atmosphere (the animals are a big plus) and the facilities are nice, but if you don't have a car you are kind of stuck there. Also, staff was sometimes quite grumpy and disorganised.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Michaela, Thank you for your honest review. We did have a period recently when we had a group of volunteers who weren't fully embodying the Wild Spirit passion and vibe. We are sorry that this was your experience and we hope you visit us again in the future for a better time! Best wishes from Wild Spirit, Heleen


The owner is a very sweet lady who has had this place for decades and loves it. Her beautiful place is located in a beautiful spot around the mountains. However, the lodge's staff seems to be made up of volunteers who are working for a place to stay, so they know less than half what you ask them, and they forget to be of service, it feels like too much of a favor they "have to" do instead of a service. Not the friendliest staff you'll meet.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Julio, Thanks for your honest comment. We are very sad to hear that you weren't well received by our staff. Our lovely manager was away on leave at the time, so the volunteers didn't have the focus and the training that they usually would have. We really apologize for any negativity that you experienced as a result. Please come and visit us again in the future for a better time. Best wishes from Wild Spirit, Heleen

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