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Wild Spirit Lodge

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9.3
Superb
303 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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.
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.

Check out the website for more information on what's going on at Wild Spirit Backpackers!

Reviews & Ratings

9.3
Superb
303 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.3
  • Location
    9
  • Staff
    9.7
  • Atmosphere
    9.5
  • Cleanliness
    9.2
  • Value for Money
    9.2
  • Facilities
    8.9

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10
Superb
Mar 27, 2024
Loved this place! I’m a female solo traveller and this was the first place in South Africa where I felt welcomed and safe. A place which finally felt like a hostel! Loved the communal vibe - the dinners, delicious breakfasts, sitting around the fire. Extended my stay. Loved the staff (all volunteers). Ps pop to farm-stall on the other side of the road - magic!
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Female, 25-30
8.3
Fabulous
Mar 22, 2024
Great location with great atmosphere and friendly staff! Only problem that we had two tents where one smelled horrible and another had ants.
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Male, 25-30
6.3
Good
Feb 25, 2024
Was “ok” if you’re looking for a Hippie Camping. 1. You must arrive in car, otherwise is impossible. 2. No lockers, so, without a car, security it’s on your own. 3. Bar closes at 9. (No body tells you) So better get something to drink if you wanted. Almost no water in the shower, so get prepared.
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Male, 31-40

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Swimming Pool
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Adaptors
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Utensils
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Parking
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Safe Deposit Box
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Luggage Storage
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Wi-Fi

Awards

2024

1st, Country Winners South Africa

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