Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Property Description

Wild Spirit Backpackers Lodge is a well-loved, laid-back and friendly family-run business situated on Khoinania farm in The Crags. Located right on the western tip of the Tsitsikamma National Park, it is literally in the heart of the Garden Route, between Plettenberg Bay and Storm's River. Close to Nature's Valley beach and lagoon this eco-friendly open-minded backpackers is surrounded by indigenous forests with blissful views over the valleys and mountains - the ultimate place to come and relax.

Accommodation ranges from simple and lovely private en-suite family and double rooms, to ready-made Safari tents, bunk free dorms and simple off the grid camp sites for budget travellers looking for a quiet place to rest their souls. The beautifully sculpted Driftwood Boma and Tree-house deck are great places to soak up the sun and contemplate the peace of your surroundings whilst meeting new people, or cuddle up in the cosy Log cabin with the cats, dogs and a fire on rainy days.

Alternative and sustainable energy designs, creative spaces and organic gardens are dotted around this magical 18-hectare farm. Activities on the farm include swimming in the rock pools of a private 80m Waterfall, or taking a short walk through the indigenous forest to visit the majestic Yellowwood tree. Alternatively, you can get your hands dirty in the gardens, learn a new craft from one of the many skilled staff members, or relax in a tree-house with horses grazing nearby.
If you manage to tear yourself away from the beauty of the lodge then there are various animal sanctuaries nearby including elephants, big cats, birds and monkeys, as well as local horse-rides and a great farm stall to pick up some lunch.

Nearby Nature's Valley is ideal for nature lovers with walks and hikes in all directions, and is one of the most pristine beaches on the Garden Route. The lagoon down there is also spectacular for swimming, kayaking, and bird-watching. Adrenaline and adventure activities such as the world’s highest Bungy jump, Africanyon river adventures, and Tsitsikamma treetop canopy tours are nearby. The come home, relax with sun-downers on the deck, and spend an evening under the stars talking to interesting travellers around the fire whilst the team prepare a delicious home-made dinner with fresh produce from the organic gardens.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Sep 2019
    Very welcoming amazing staff! We loved our stay and prolonged it as much as we could.
    Israel, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Aug 2019
    What an amazing place !
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Jun 2019
    Absolutely beautiful property. Lots of cats! Very nice living room and dining area, and great places to watch sun rose/set. I didn’t eat the dinners but I hear they were great. Only downside is the self catering kitchen could be better stocked (pots all missing handles) Def visit the farm stall up the road, cute animals and fab food. Hikes on the property are great and they will shuttle you for free to an incredible hike. the shuttles are reasonably priced. Best hostel I found on garden route.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    05 May 2017
    Nestled in amongst nature, with cosy lodges, camp fires and jungle treks/bikes, this place was a dream! The farm near the entrance was our absolute favourite venue for snacks and meals, although the lodge has some super nice food too! 100% stay here for a few nights minimum as there is a lot to explore.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    22 Aug 2017
    My kind of place with my kind of people. I stayed in the safari tents and was happily surprised to find a proper bed inside. The meals I signed up for were delicious. I would 100% stay again and refer anyone else to stay as well.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    22 Aug 2017
    Amazing place with great views & location. It is close to everything in the Crags. Rooms are a little old and cold, but definitely would come back! Still tons of things left to explore
    Mexico, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    29 Jul 2019
    I loved my stay at Wild Spirit and didn't want to leave. After two weeks of traveling it was great to have home cooked food (delicious with awesome veggie options), be surrounded by cats and dogs, and really be treated as family. I was genuinely sad to leave and have told all the travelers I've met about Wild Spirit. The staff helped us work out activities (do the five-hour hike) and arrange shuttles to get us there which was a great service. The setting is beautiful &
    England, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 8.3


    04 Jan 2017
    Might be quite hard to get to if you don't have a car or aren't using baz bus but good food and friendly staff. If you're looking for an extremely hippy experience this is it. Living in nature and giving back
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    19 Jan 2017
    Amazing experience and the food is great. Will definitely spend more time there. The vibe is the most important aspect, everyone is very friendly.
    South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    23 Jul 2019
    Didn't live up to the hype. Claimed they didn't have my website booking. Told shuttles had to be booked 'days and days in advance'. Advertised close to beaches and other activities, but reality is ~10km or more to anywhere and car or shuttles required. Nearby hikes (3) are all
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games