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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.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.8
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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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 8.7

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.6


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    03 Feb 2020
    Friends and I stayed here while we were doing the garden route. It’s beautiful! They have awesome breakfast and dinner options, as well as a pretty nice kitchen. Down the road there is the cutest farm stall where WiFi and treats can be found. The dorms are clean and everyone was super friendly. Definitely recommend!
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    19 Nov 2019
    Wild Spirit Lodge was the highlight of my travels to South Africa! Such a magical place that attracts magical people with great vibes - MUST STAY in South Africa! Live music, amazing food, beautiful nature to explore - in how many ways can I say "go there!"? ;)
    Austria, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    23 Oct 2019
    Incredible place to stay! Loved how much attention to detail there is at this place, the property is huge and there are so many things to do all around! Perfect place to spend a few days in surrounded by nature. The food is delicious and the staff were amazing & of course all the animal pals!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    09 Feb 2020
    Wild spirit is an incredible place. The location and the view from the common area - looking at the natural reserve - is just stunning. Is very green and well maintained, with a lot of cute spots such as the tree house. Staff is friendly and the food that they serve is really nice. Highly recommended
    Italy, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    22 Oct 2019
    Wild Spirit is the perfect place to stop and relax for a day or two. Enjoy the outdoors and the fantastic ambiance of the place. The staff go over and above make your stay great.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    12 Oct 2019
    Beautiful place, amazing staff ,great place to meet anther fellow travelers
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    15 Nov 2019
    Amazing secluded hostel that has great views of the valley, it has a good laid back atmosphere and selection of things to keep you occupied. Very eco friendly backpackers with great inclusive staff and good selection of hostel animals. Also Amazing hostel dinners not to be missed!
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    30 Oct 2019
    What a unique and wonderful hostel. Stunning location with a view of a forested gorge and mountains behind. Lovely staff, chilled atmosphere, rooms are nice although could do with some lockers and a little table or similar next to each bed. Free shuttle for a 5-hour hike in Nature's Valley. Stunning area to hike or run, with plenty of trails to explore. 100% recommended, could've stayed much longer.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    27 Jan 2020
    Great hostel in the middle of nowhere. Definitely one to visit!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    12 Dec 2019
    Overall I enjoyed my stay. It has a nice vibe, is in a beautiful location and has friendly staff and owners. However I was very disappointed with the hypocrisy of Wild Spirit who at the same time as having many pets on the property including chickens and signs proclaiming we should be kind to animals offered guests meat, dairy and eggs. Unfortunately, I can't recommend this backpackers as a true eco experience to anyone truly concerned by issues of sustainability and animal welfare.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games


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