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Wilderness Town of Western Cape

Wilderness as a destination - The so called 'Garden Route' basically stretches from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay. But for us as a family it is the portion between Mossel Bay and Plettenberg Bay. Wilderness is the ideal central base from where to explore this portion of the Garden Route. The scenery is fantastic. Lots of good eateries close by. Much history. Even a large mall and airport within 20 minutes. Art. Honest warm earthy people. Lots of markets over weekends. This really is Eden; the paradise of South Africa. You will not find better vistas of sea and mountains anywhere. There is no such thing as 'bad weather' here. It is just the most spectacular landscape showing her many moods.

Herman Goosen
South Africa
Natures Valley Town of Western Cape

Absolutly stunning... - Your review...

Manuela Sordel
Germany
Hoekwil Town of Garden Route

Living With Nature - Hoekwil will hopefully be our retirement destination and we look forward to finally moving there to experience peace and tranquility amongst fellow retirees. The surroundings are awsome and nature activities are endless

Mauritz Van Niekerk
South Africa
Stilbaai Town of Western Cape

Stilllbaai Western Cape - This beach town is the perfect holiday destination. It stretches on both sides of the Goukou River estuary where it meets the Indian Ocean on the Southern Cape Coast of South Africa. The clean extensive sandy beaches and the navigable river are really a joy.

Geoff Purdy
England
Albertinia Town of Western Cape

Albertinia Hotel - The Sunday lunch is awesome - delicious and good value for money.

Deborah Patrick
South Africa
Stilbaai Town of Western Cape

Unwind in this delightful village! - A charming village with a lot going for it. Clearly a Municipality that cares! Friendly inhabitants. Beautiful beaches.

Colin and Wendy Hudson
South Africa
Hartenbos Town of Western Cape

Our stay at Hartenbos. - Hartenbos will always be our top destination. The people are all very friendly and helpful. We will return to Hartenbos again and again!

Johan Lamprecht
South Africa
Rooi Rivier Rif Suburb of George

The spray and the mountains - You are very close to the Wilderness which is so beautiful.

Val Craven
South Africa
Myoli Beach Suburb of Sedgefield

Peaceful - As an elderly couple we love the quiet and peaceful feel with long sandy beach to take a stroll. Younger people might find it too quiet. Shopping and other facilities about 2km from Myoli.

Corne De Lange
South Africa
Hartenbos Town of Western Cape

Hartenbos - Hartenbos is as nice a place you can imagine. Visiting out of season really allows for winding down in a very relaxing and beautiful piece of our country.

Johann Haefele
South Africa
Diaz Beach Suburb of Mossel Bay

Lovely Diaz beach - I love to visit Mosselbay and and visit diaz beach. Absolutely beautiful and clean.

Ebenita Ryneveldt
South Africa
Plettenberg Bay Town of Rietvlei Bitou Valley

Great place to explore the Garden Route from. - Great mid point to enjoy the Garden route from Stormsriver (bungy and canopy tour) to Knysna. As well as the beautiful beaches in Plettenbery Bay.

Bernie Jardim
South Africa
Stilbaai Town of Western Cape

Stilbaai Apr 2015 - Love it!

Annie du Plessis
South Africa
Wilderness Town of Western Cape

Love at first sight - The first view of Wilderness as you come over the pass is like love at first. I cant wait to go back and spend more time there.

Kelly Loubser
South Africa
Still Bay West Suburb of Stilbaai

Beautiful but dead - Yes, this place is definitely a little gem, but if you are wanting a wide variety of activities and restaurants then Still Bay is not for you. The beach is amazing.

Grant Schuleman
South Africa
Robberg Ridge Suburb of Plettenberg Bay

Good - Nice area.

Willem Ploos van Amstel
South Africa
Mossel Bay Town of Western Cape

Love it - Great place friendly people.

Corlia Calitz
South Africa
Great Brak River Town of Western Cape

Great, Great Brak - I'm new to Great Brak but hope to be a regular, stunning place.

Paul Kruger
South Africa
Sedgefield Town of Western Cape

Super Slow Town - Sedgefield is a wonderful town for a really relaxing holiday. People are very nice and friendly. Also the town is not so overcrowded during holidays which is nice.

Adele Naude
South Africa
Sedgefield Town of Western Cape

Sedgefield - Its Heaven on earth. Every one is friendly. No stress and worry's regarding crime. And it is situated perfectly to travel to and from Knysna side or George side. The Perfect little town.

Fiona Zeelie
South Africa
Albertinia Town of Western Cape

Clean town, quiet. - Clean town peaceful.

Cordelia Ndoloshe
South Africa
Plettenberg Bay Town of Rietvlei Bitou Valley

Plettenberg Bay - Great holiday destination. Numerous exciting and fun filled activities for the whole family.

Nolan Danster
South Africa
Stilbaai Town of Western Cape

Lovely place - Stilbaai is a little diamond in the middle of nowhere and we loved the place and the people . We just had s really horrible experience at the Lappiesbaai Restaurant, would not recommend that place to anyone. Other than that, we will be back!

Anneline Amann
South Africa
Plettenberg Bay Town of Rietvlei Bitou Valley

Plett Bay - Beautiful beaches. Great restaurants, especially Moby Dicks and the Deck.

Trevor Coulson
South Africa
Wilderness Town of Western Cape

Oosthuizen/Smith - Wilderness has become a little gem blossoming with good restaurants for any time of the day and very relaxing activities to do. The nature is beautiful and peaceful. The waterfall and canoeing was fun and George Golf Course was in an immaculate condition. All our dinners at Blue Olive and Solenas was excellent. The Flava Cafe was superb with their breakfast and service. Thank you to all for a wonderful experience to remember our 16th Anniversary by.

Sigi Oosthuizen
South Africa
Diaz Beach Suburb of Mossel Bay

Stunning - Absolutely loved the beach. It's clean and beautiful.

Jozette Gottwaldt
South Africa
Brenton On Lake Suburb of Knysna

Peacefull and tranquility - This is a beautiful place to visit, the Fynbos and trees are gorgeous . Not a lot to do though, but good for walks on the beach, cycling (little traffic) , sunsets awesome. Close to Knysna for shopping, restaurants and the Hakerville MTB trails.

Lizelle Seabra
South Africa
Goose Valley Golf Estate Suburb of Plettenberg Bay

Excellent Golf Resort for holidays - Very Impressed with this beautiful golf resort in a superb location, access directly onto N2. Well maintained golf course and properties.

Louise Dyson
England
Thesen Island Suburb of Knysna

Thesen Island - Very nice area to stay. You can walk everywhere. There are restaurants, bars and coffee shops within walking distance.

Amelia van der Merwe
South Africa
Thesen Island Suburb of Knysna

Magical - Thesen island is a great place to stay. There are restaurants very close by and even more just a short walk away at the Waterfront. The area caters for everyone's needs and will stay on our must return place every time we visit SA.

Chris Palin
England
Wilderness Town of Western Cape

Beautiful location - We completely agree with Janet Bloom.

Peter Leersnijder
Netherlands

Tsitsikamma - I love travelling through Tsitsikamma...beautiful scenery and many beautiful places to visit. A trip to Storms River Mouth is a must as is a trip to Storms Ruver Village. The Tsitsikamma Forest Inn is a fantastic holiday resort with excellent amenities...good food and a great vibe!

ninette denecke
South Africa
Stormsriver Village Town of Tsitsikamma

Tranquil - Such an amazing little village in the middle of the forest! It's tranquil, peaceful and quiet with plenty to do. Lots of adventure activities in the area. Highly recommended for a holiday!

Lorita Pieters
South Africa
Robberg Ridge Suburb of Plettenberg Bay

Peaceful - We were so happy we chose this part of Plett to stay at. It's tranquil, peaceful and quiet and within easy reach of everything in the area. As I went to do a skydive, it was conveniently close to the airport too. We also loved how close it was to Robberg Nature Reserve. I'd go back anytime.

Lorita Pieters
South Africa
Riversdale Town of Western Cape

Hidden Gem - The people in Riversdale are amazing! So willing to help a lost visitor! Clean and safe and with absolutely beautiful surroundings! One of South Africa's hidden gems!

sarah bunge
South Africa
Stilbaai Town of Western Cape

peace and quiet - Lovely and neat little town. Friendly people. Wish to return soon.

Mari-Lo Gouws
South Africa
Riversdale Town of Western Cape

Peaceful town with friendly people. - Wonderful town to experience our heritage. Nice to see so much friendly faces around. Always feel welcome when we visit your town.

Riana Landman
South Africa
Riversdale Town of Western Cape

Probably worth a return visit - Just stayed overnight. With hindsight should maybe have planned more time to explore the town.

Eddie Watson
South Africa
Plettenberg Bay Town of Rietvlei Bitou Valley

South Africa's own Mauritius - Plett's beaches are beautiful. The sea is warm and the surf is enticing. Robberg Nature Reserve is an excellent destination for those wishing to hike or to take great shots. Golfers are also spoiled for choice as there are a number of courses on offer.

Leone Hitge
South Africa
Great Brak River Town of Western Cape

Annual Visitors to the Island - As we cross the causeway/bridge to The Island our taut shoulders drop 6 inches and we go into immediate "relax" mode. it is the most beautiful, laid back place on this earth as far as we are concerned and we have been coming here for over 20 years. It is a pleasant trip from Cape Town of 5 hours which includes a brunch stop. Recommend Aloe Ferox as a meal stop.

Joyce Watling
South Africa
Leisure Island Suburb of Knysna

Cleansing your Soul - Breathe in the fresh sea air, feast your eyes on the gorgeous lagoon, mountains, sunsets, trees and bird-life. Leisure Isle is heaven for families, mature couples and even fitness seekers. My favourite place to go.

Shelley Davies
South Africa
Great Brak River Town of Western Cape

Beautiful swimming spot - Only drawback is the narrow minded municipalities and their lack of information and confusion about dogs on beaches. We were given a warning as the signs had been stolen (doubt it). Misinformation online, incorrect info given by the municipal cop who encouraged is to take the dogs to neighboring beaches which were also not dog friendly when we read the signs and the mossel bay / George municipal tourism contact couldn't tell me much either. Garden route get Your story straight!! Otherwise a great spot for fishing , swimming, surfing etc

Kate Stewart
South Africa
Hartenbos Town of Western Cape

L. Rossouw - Hartenbos is the ultimate holiday destination. Clean beaches and surroundings, many activities for the young ones as well as older people.

Leonie Rossouw
South Africa
Sedgefield Town of Western Cape

Cas & Latiefa - Review of Sedgefield - Always loved Kynsna, until we stayed in Sedgefield. Found this better than Knysna, if you like a quiet & peaceful holiday. It is clean and safe, with beautiful lagoon & beach.

Latiefa Binks
South Africa
Diaz Beach Suburb of Mossel Bay

Waterworld - The day that we were there the Water World was managed badly. People were standing in half hour queues to get their sliding tubes air filled. Many tubes were full of patches. From that day onwards we rather drove to Hartenbos to their Water World. What a difference. Diaz Beach's Water world will never see us again.

Leon Wessels
South Africa
Herolds Bay Town of Western Cape

Lovely - Lovely bay, very clean, good waves.

Philip Spicer
Ethiopia
Stormsriver Village Town of Tsitsikamma

Best Pizzas - Best Pizzas at the little pizza shop next to The Village Lodge - we got takeaways and they were fantastic!

Amanda Millsap
South Africa
Glentana Suburb of Great Brak River

Beautiful, safe community. - Beautiful beach

MARIE CLARKE
South Africa
Wilderness Town of Western Cape

Lots to do - We spent a week between Wilderness and Sedgefield and had lots of fun. There really is lots to do in this area - close enough to visit Knysna, canoeing, beaches, forest walks. There are several bird hides as well It does get busy but with lots of options, you can find a quiet spot. The beaches were stunning and in December, lifeguards were present at most beaches

Janet Bloom
South Africa
Hoekwil Town of Garden Route

Hoekwil Breakaway - The perfect spot for a break - close to a good selection of activities-beach, forests, walks, hikes, MTB routes and no extravagant prices for accommodation.

Willi Lawson
South Africa