affectionately referred to as ‘the old dame’ of popular vacation spots in Wilderness. This dame might be old but she still has a lot of spring in her step!

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 basic, clean accommodation with breath-taking river views. The ‘value for money’ room rates include a plated English breakfast in the hotels’ main building 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.

Enjoy a canoe ride, play a round of tennis or laze at the pool indulging in the beauty that surrounds you!
This is paradise!
This is our Fairy Knowe and we love her history, her perseverance and soul 
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