Fairy Knowe Backpackers and Adventure Center sits on the border of the Wilderness National Park. Our team is ready to advise you on land, air and water adventures available year round! Abseiling, birdwatching, boating, canyoning, hiking, horse-riding, kayaking, paragliding and more - are available to book at reception during your stay!

Standup Paddle Boarding

Explore the Touw River or Kaaimans River Gorge on a Stand Up Paddle board.

Treetop Adventures

Test your skills on this 3 hr aerial adventure course incorporating ziplines, tightropes, beams, floating planks and cargo nets.

Tandem Paragliding

Wilderness is a mecca for paragliding. Experience a flight of a lifetime from one of the many launch sites in and around Wilderness.

Bird Watching

Fairy Knowe Adventures is a birder-friendly establishment . The property is set in a forest of yellowwood and milkwood trees with abundant birdlife and has a birdhide on its doorstep.

Horse Riding

For beginners, there is a 1,5-hour forest ride. For the adventurist or more experienced rider, a 3-hour outride takes the rider through plantations and indigenous forest to a spectacular waterfall.


Choose between the Pied Kingfisher Trail (2 hours), Half-Collared Kingfisher Trail (3 hours), Brown Hooded Kingfisher Trail (2 hours), or the Caveman Walk across the Kaaimans River railway bridge to Victoria Bay (2 hours).

Canyoning / Abseiling

This 4,5 hour adventure takes you through a beautiful canyon with many jumps into natural rock pools. The adventure includes two abseils, one of them being 30 meters in height.


You can paddle up the Touw River to view spectacular waterfalls and wonderful birdlife.