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Swellendam fairy sanctuary

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Address: 37 Buitekant Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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+27 28 514 1786
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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A tour around a secret garden

So much time and passion has gone into making this experience something extraordinary. As adults we strolled around the meandering paths through little coves of elfs, fairies... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

A Need to visit if your are a fairy lover. Even my cousin said: It is impossible not to smile or be happy in the beautiful place!"

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

What a gem of a place, with fairies everywhere to be discovered. A children's playground also adds to the experience and excitement of this lovely garden. Made to feel very welcome, we came back 3 times and also bought our first fairy house to start our very own garden!

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Thank 54clover
Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Loved stepping into a wonderland of fairies, elves, wizards, dragons and angels. You wonder through a beautiful garden and delight in the beautifully created spaces. Even a spot where you can drop a stone into the magical pond where wishes do come true. You then enter the fairy shop where one can buy some of the toadstools, fairy houses, fairies... More 

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Lochvaal, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Being a Fairy myself, I was in my element walking around this delightful garden. It must be even more wonderful in summer bloom. The pathways and tunnels of branches is magical and must have taken many years to grow. So much to look at and find hidden away in the undergrowth. Lovely gift shop where you can purchase many trinkets... More 

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Lisburn
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

So much time and passion has gone into making this experience something extraordinary. As adults we strolled around the meandering paths through little coves of elfs, fairies, toadstools and magical creatures. A time to sit and remember the delights of childhood dreams of playing with the woodland folk. Well worth the visit even if you have no children to entertain.

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Thank Cillee
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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295 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The children loved searching for the fairies in the garden. To see them enjoying the experience is sufficient for any parent.

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Thank Niel G
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

WOnderfull expiriance for the family and grown ups alike. Makes you feel like a kid again. Nice little shop at the end where you can buy a something to remember it by

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Thank Talitha M
Cape Town, South Africa
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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

This is such a fantasy world, not only for kids but grown ups too. Quiet time to think and beautiful fairies that surround you. A must see when in Swellendam.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

If you like pretty things and believe in faeries, this is for you. Fantasy garden with many different areas to explore. With lots of hidden gems. Many, many hours of labour and love have been spent creating this. The shop is also very well stocked with trinkets and art works. Prices from a few rand to thousands for the most... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

If ever a place was built with love and attention to detail this is it. We were planning to stop over for an hour to give the kids a break and stayed for 2. The owner has crammed so much detail in you could easily spend 5 hours and still miss some of the beautiful garden features. A great idea... More 

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