Welcome to Fairy Knowe Resort & Hotel

Situated on the banks of the scenic Touw river, the Fairy Knowe Hotel has been a loved and cherished holiday destination for years. Many families and honeymooners treasure beautiful memories of time spent at this Gracious Old Lady…

The Fairy Knowe Hotel offers lush gardens with beautiful riverside accommodation. Palm trees stand tall around the whole property, gracing us with their presence and paradise charm. Our lawns hosts an Indigenous Tree Trail – with an 800 year old Yellow wood Big Tree as a neighbour nearby.

Wilderness is renowned for its mystical and natural beauty. It is set between the Kaaimans River and the Goukama Nature Reserve, whilst being bordered by the majestic Outeniqua Mountains. Its tranquil sea and beaches stretch on forever and has made the Wilderness an internationally sought after holiday resort – surrounded by serene rivers,  natural lakes and lagoons.

This magical Fairy Knowe destination is a birders paradise with 280 species where the Knysna Loerie is a daily visitor. From here you can enjoy direct access to one of the 18 remaining indigenous forests in the world either by nature trail or river.

backpackersThe historic Fairy Knowe Hotel with its alluring old fashioned charm, now offers an even bigger and more rewarding experience of tranquility, good food and warm hospitality.

We invite you to come explore the charm of The Fairy Knowe and look forward to your visit here. A place to breathe, a place to discover…

Fairy Knowe is proud to announce the launch of Riverside Backpackers – convenient and affordable accommodation for the budget traveler.  Please click here to visit the website.



  • “We have just spent this long weekend at your hotel and would like to compliment your staff on their excellent service to us.

    We will definitely be back.”

    Larry and Margie Ferguson Room 2

    “My 2 daughters and I recently spent 3 days at the Fairy Knowe and I would like to compliment your staff in making our stay such a pleasure. They were all friendly, helpful and extremely accommodating…”