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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 Tsitikamma 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. Everyday enjoy yummy nutritious dinners and breakfasts, lovingly prepared with fresh local ingredients.
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. Alternatively, you can get your hands dirty in the gardens, learn a new craft from one of the many skilled staff members, or relax in a tree-house with horses grazing nearby.
So come 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.
See their website for more info on facilities, services and the wide range of activities in the area.
Courses and Events:
Yoga and meditation
English Language Classes
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What: Accommodation, Backpackers, Self catering, Eating Out, Outdoor Activities
Where is this: Nature's Valley
GPS Co-ordinates: S 33°56'53'' E 23°31'14''
Accommodation was cosy, clean and comfortable and great value for money. Wild Spirit`s commitment to tread lightly is evident throughout the entire lodge and you can see solid ethical eco practices at work. What made the biggest impression on me during my stay was all the lengths they go to in order to raise awareness and educate the public about the importance of protecting the environment. I loved the vibe, their community-spirit, the beautiful people and the overall energy here - I can`t wait to visit again!
Wild Spirit Backpackers sets an excellent example to other establishments in terms of responsible tourism and one can sense a sacred and powerful energy in this special place. The natural beauty of the area is so magnificent that you just want to treasure it and keep it safe; it is clear to see that the owners and team feel the same way when you see how they operate and run this awesome and inspiring establishment. This was my first visit but I will be going back again and again because of their profound "eco ethics", passionate and inspiring owners, friendly and energetic staff, incredible natural beauty and the magic forest trail.
Linda Fletcher, June 2015