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Whites Road, Erf 291, Uitsig, Wilderness 6560 South Africa
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#19 of 57 in Wilderness
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Free parking
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
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Breakfast available
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Fireplace
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English, Dutch, German
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Jason S wrote a review Nov 2021
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa1 contribution
Yes man, this place has a view for days! Unfortunately it end there. While enjoying the scenery; I was hit by a sewage smell that turned my gut. This was blowing up the valley directly onto the camping area. The other thing is that the bar draws some strange characters from below that didn't help with the vibe or turd smell.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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AGIL wrote a review Dec 2019
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not recommend this accommodation is almost run by volunteers. the volunteer staff from Belgium never feel responsibility to her job. she is well-educated by its owner. I called the owner, he hardly listened us, he spoke and hang up the phone without listening our claim. they never know the problem is not about money but their rude attitude.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
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kyohey wrote a review Dec 2019
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Warning!!! I completely disappointed this accommodation. I never recommend. Owner, Rian, is sucks. He is crazy about money and no responsibility. He is so rude too. We noticed they never change bed sheets at all. Bar and restaurant are so noisy, I could not sleep all night. Bathroom and kitchen are so dirty and bad smell. Guests staffs enjoy Marijuana and Drugs. The quality of guests are bad.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Bertus M wrote a review Dec 2019
Wolseley, South Africa7 contributions
Upon arrival the reception could not find our booking under our name. We were eventually booked into the room with an ensuite bathroom and then shortly afterward were told we had to move out because the room was reserved for someone else. The owner was not available on his phone. Eventually we cancelled the booking and went somewhere else.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Chase Brasher wrote a review Jan 2019
13 contributions2 helpful votes
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I dont usualy write reviews but this was my favorite back packers that I stayed at along the garden route! Breathtaking views, clean lodging, amazing free day trips and most of all amazing people!!! My friend and I felt at home our first night and spent the next three days exploring waterfalls, beaches, forests, and an incredible cave in the surounding area, all trips led by Chris who is THE MAN and cooked two of the best meals I’ve ever had (braii and sea food). Just go, do it
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Keegan B wrote a review Jan 2019
16 contributions1 helpful vote
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This place is the loveliest farm that some how became a party hostel. You can still relax away from the madness in one of the many nice common areas though! This place accommodates many lifestyles, but my experience was I was able to do the coolest activities during the day for cheap followed by lively nights at their bar. MEET MY MAN CHRIS and go on his trips during the day they are the coolest he knows the area so well. In terms of facilities, it’s on a farm... be okay with getting dust of some stuff, but they keep the important stuff clean such as the bathrooms and beds. Oh and Chris is such a good chef, eat his meals if he’s cooking dinner. One of the best seafood meals, IN A BUFFET, I’ve ever had.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Classyrc wrote a review Jan 2019
Ilford, United Kingdom155 contributions92 helpful votes
The view from the hostel is amazing and definitely the best thing about the place. There is quite a lively atmosphere when there a few people staying but it's pretty far from the town unless you have a car (and even then you need to be careful if you've got a rental). We stayed in a double room and it was quite dirty. Not sure if the linen had been changed because there was hair, stains and lots of pieces on it. Plus I found a few bed bugs on the bed which we managed to kill with some spray. Breakfast is pretty standard toast and jam with a few apples to pick from and the food you can order for dinner isn't bad. For the price its OK but couldn't say the place was clean.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Selalala wrote a review Dec 2018
Wien, Österreich6 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a wonderful experience at Wild Farm. Surrounded by nature with an amazing view and happy people :) This place is perfect for relaxing and feeling connected to nature. Especially the adventurous hikes and delicious braais with Chris made our visit very enjoyable. He took us to beautiful waterfalls, went to the shop with us and then prepared a huge dinner for around 10 people. This service you can't find anywhere... We just felt very welcome! We would definitely recommend this to anyone :) Flo and Sela
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Anica A wrote a review Dec 2018
Pretoria, South Africa57 contributions10 helpful votes
The Wild Farm Backpackers is unlike any other backpackers I've ever been to. It is very homey and all the staff make you feel so welcome. The views are absolutely astonishing. Everywhere you look is beautiful with the most gorgeous views in that area. We checked in at the property with ease. The rooms are very very basic, but, it is a backpackers so that is expected. I liked the fact that you can get separate rooms if you do need some privacy, since normal backpackers don't usually offer that luxury. Oh, and be prepared to share a bathroom with all the other people staying there... I think the summary of my experience will be this: Amazing views! Great atmosphere, perfect for young people. Fully stocked bar, and you can also take your own drinks and sit around the huge fireplace. Bathrooms can be more tidy and neat. Breakfast is not up to standard (we could not even have a warm coffee with breakfast). Friendly and helpful staff. Very basic, but quite exceptional for a backpackers! I will definitely recommend Wild Farm for anyone looking for a backpackers/ overnight accommodation when on a hiking trip/ students looking to save money on their getaway.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Room Tip: Remember, you get what you pay for.
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panda44 wrote a review Nov 2018
2 contributions4 helpful votes
Love love love this place, amazing setting, scenery, been here a couple times and always had a pleasant experience, but unfortunately my last trip almost 2 years ago was dampened by the incompetence of the staff and the rudeness of the one particular manager, who threatened to kick me out based on a hiccup in the booking and shouted all kinds of nonsense and left me feeling rather disappointed and put a dampen on my stay. It's a shame because they could have an amazing thing going if it weren't for the slack service.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Response from Soulsurfer2, Owner at The Wild Farm Backpakers
Responded 28 Nov 2018
Two years ago??? Why review now? The same problem we have every year South Africans complaining and moaning. I am not saying this is you but we get this sort of thing so often in December as online booking sites are used and then if there is a confusion the guests get upset. No one has ever been threatened to be kicked out here unless they absolutely deserved it and was rude in the first place. Actions draw reactions wonder who was rude first? Our staff is what makes this place that is why you will see they always get mentioned as being wonderful.
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PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeWilderness
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Wild Farm Backpakers
Which popular attractions are close to The Wild Farm Backpakers?
Nearby attractions include Wilderness Beach (2.3 km), Wilderness National Park (1.4 km), and Victoria Bay (4.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Wild Farm Backpakers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Wild Farm Backpakers?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Wild Farm Backpakers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Wild Farm Backpakers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Serendipity Restaurant, Joplins Steak Bar, and Hoekwil Country Cafe.
Does The Wild Farm Backpakers have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Wild Farm Backpakers offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Wild Farm Backpakers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to The Wild Farm Backpakers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Slave Tree (12.9 km).