Wilderness Travel Guide

 

Description

Wilderness, in the heart of the Garden Route, is a lovely little town in the most fabulous setting. With forested hills at its back, the town jigsaws itself around a number of pretty wetlands and flows over the high coastal dunes to overlook a magnificent, long, snow white beach where dolphins and whales come to play. Just to the west of the town, the pitch-black, mysterious, forest-clad Kaaimans River wends its way to the sea flowing under a series of bridges that support the N2 and a narrow gauge railway line that carries the historical Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe steam train that runs between George and Knysna.

Although there are lots of lovely places where you can just kick back, have a drink or a meal gazing at a fabulous view, or just read a book under a tree, Wilderness is primarily an active destination. With some fabulous paragliding launch sites, it’s a great place to learn to fly or just to do a tandem flight.

The Wilderness National Park conserves an extensive wetland that winds between lovely flood-plains and indigenous forest. You can rent canoes to explore the meandering waterways or just go for a lovely walk.

Keen birders will appreciate the laid out day trails to and between some very well placed bird hides. You could abseil down a waterfall, do a scenic kloofing (canyoning) trip or join a mountain biking expedition, and the surfing is great.

On Saturday mornings, the nearby Wild Oats Farmers Market is a feast of fabulous food and other delights. Wilderness is on the N2 and close to the airport at George.

In and Around

Accommodation near Wilderness

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R875
1 night, 2 adults

Loerie's View

Sleeps 4 Wilderness Self-catering in Wilderness

Self-catering holiday house in Wilderness. Breathtaking sea and mountain views from every room and a...

from R840
1 night, 2 adults

The Old Trading Post

Sleeps 10 Wilderness Self-catering in Wilderness

The Old Trading Post is situated about 6km from Wilderness in a rural setting in the heart of the La...

from R450
1 night, 2 adults

Serpentine Views

Sleeps 2 Hoekwil Self-catering in Hoekwil

Serpentine Views is a stunning self-catering flatlet, situated on a three hectare hillside property ...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Inn2wilderness

Sleeps 13 Wilderness Self-catering in Wilderness

If homely and friendly accommodation located close to the beach is what you are looking for, then th...

from R850
1 night, 2 adults

Rinkink Beach House

Sleeps 7 Wilderness Self-catering in Wilderness

Rinkink Beach House is located on the Golden Mile of the Wilderness and the Garden Route, along a 7 ...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Forest Lake Manor

Sleeps 4 Wilderness Self-catering in Wilderness

Forest Lake Manor is nestled in the forest overlooking the Langvlei and Rondevlei Lakes and Outeniqu...

from R1500
1 night, 2 adults

Reflections Eco-Reserve

Sleeps 24 Wilderness Self-catering in Wilderness

Nature based self catering chalets on the Rondevlei along the Garden Route. The property is powered ...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

A Waterside Lodge B&B

Sleeps 10 Wilderness Bed and Breakfast in Wilderness

Set against the backdrop of a leafy mountain forest and overlooking the Wilderness Lagoon, Waterside...