Things to Do in Wilderness

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Wilderness Beach

Wilderness Beach

Beaches in Wilderness (1.8 km from Wilderness)

Wilderness Beach is unspoilt, safe and breathtakingly beautiful. Warm Indian Ocean waves break onto this golden sandy beach that stretches for seemingly endless kilometres. Time almost stands still as the hours slip by while you wander and enjoy this coastal Eden and its creatures. It's a good spot for whale and dolphin watching.

Half Collared Kingfisher Trail

Half Collared Kingfisher Trail

Hiking Trail in Wilderness (1.8 km from Wilderness)

Starting next to the railway bridge near the Ebb and Flow North Restcamp on the Touw River, the Half-collared Kingfisher Trail replaces the Giant Kingfisher Trail. Step right into superb woodlands of indigenous yellowwoods, white stinkwood, white milkwood, wild pear, climbers, lichens, flowering bulbs and ferns. Numerous species of trees are...

Malachite Bird Hide

Malachite Bird Hide

Nature Reserves in Wilderness (9.5 km from Wilderness)

Set within the stunning Wilderness National Park and on the shores of Langvlei, the Malachite Bird Hide is definitely worth a visit for twitchers and nature lovers. Spend some time watching the numerous waterfowl, kingfishers and other birds in this beautiful environment.

Mountainview Horse Trails Wilderness

Mountainview Horse Trails Wilderness

Popular Attractions in Wilderness (1.4 km from Wilderness)

Clip clop through the Wilderness forest and farmlands with Mountainview Horse Trails. The emphasis is on having fun, while experiencing nature in a unique and unforgettable way. All the horses are easy-going, affectionate and very much a part of the Mountainview family. Trails are tailored to suit the riders’ level of experience and...

Pied Kingfisher Trail

Pied Kingfisher Trail

Hiking Trail in Wilderness (1.9 km from Wilderness)

Named after the perky black and white kingfisher with a distinctive noisy call, this rambling route is perfect for whiling away a few peaceful hours around the Wilderness Lagoon. Starting at the Ebb and Flow South Restcamp, this mellow 10-kilometre trail follows the Serpentine River floodplain. Depending on the weather, the route can be done in...

Giant Kingfisher Trail

Giant Kingfisher Trail

Hiking Trail in Wilderness (1.9 km from Wilderness)

The popular Giant Kingfisher Trail leads to a stunning little waterfall that is fabulous for a swim and a picnic. A little effort is required at the start but the going gets easier on this well-maintained SANParks trail that features an extensive boardwalk. Start at the Ebb and Flow offices and present your Wild Card or buy a permit to receive a...

Map of Africa

Map of Africa

Popular Attractions in Wilderness (3.4 km from Wilderness)

Map of Africa in Wilderness lookout point is situated near Hoekwil. The setting of the river flowing around the hill makes the view look like a map of Africa. It is also a very popular paragliding spot, and has spectacular views of the Wilderness beaches. One can reach the Map of Africa lookout point via a clearly marked turn-off from the N2....

Woodville Hiking Trail with Big Tree

Woodville Hiking Trail with Big Tree

Hiking Trail in Hoekwil (3.6 km from Wilderness)

The 'Big Tree' is a yellowwood tree estimated to be 850-years old is a great attraction in Hoekwil, especially for hikers. A clearly marked path leads into the forest, crossing a stream several times. Many of the trees are labelled so one can identify them. This is a circular trail extending about 2 km. There is a designated picnic area and...

Island Lake

Island Lake

Dams Vleis in Wilderness (4.8 km from Wilderness)

Wilderness Island Lake provides fishermen and canoeists a great hybrid habitat to explore. Further down from the lake, the Serpentine and Touw rivers interconnect to offer the angler another habitat to explore, best done via canoe. Island Lake is renowned for its' big leervis, black bass and blue kurper. In the Touw River you'll find large...

Brownhooded Kingfisher Trail

Brownhooded Kingfisher Trail

Hiking Trail in Wilderness (6.7 km from Wilderness)

One of the least demanding walks in the Wilderness area, the 5 km Brownhooded Kingfisher Trail follows the meandering course of the Duiwe River. Lush river woodlands line the riverbanks and the path crosses the river frequently. Take care when crossing after the river has flooded – particularly on wet slippery rocks. After a short distance the...

Timberlake Organic Village

Timberlake Organic Village

Shops in Wilderness (10.5 km from Wilderness)

Timberlake is a village of specialist cabin-style shops in the heart of the Garden Route. Here you can shop for sweet and spicy treats, cheese, wine, health products, ‘Faerie’ gems, and plants at Eden Nursery. Stop at Cafe d'Afrique coffee shop for award-winning cheesecake, Zucchini restaurant for hearty country-style meals, the Country Deli for...

WildWoods Tree Adventures

WildWoods Tree Adventures

Fun Parks in Wilderness (10.5 km from Wilderness)

Monkey about and swing like Tarzan in the treetops between Wilderness and Sedgefield. Acrobranch will have you moving from tree to tree doing fun exercises that test your balance, strength and focus. Acrobranch's WildWoods Tree Adventure is suitable for anyone between 2 to 77 years or older. +27 (0) 78 251 4458 www.acrobranch.co.za

Cape Dune Molerat Trail

Cape Dune Molerat Trail

Hiking Trail in Wilderness (14.2 km from Wilderness)

The circular Cape Dune Molerat Trail in the Wilderness National Park usually takes about 2 hours to complete. There is no shade and the route is very sandy with numerous mounds and burrows made by, you guessed it, thousands of endearing little critters called Cape Dune Molerats. Fynbos and some beautiful proteas line the footpath. Duration: 2 –...

Black Horse Trails

Black Horse Trails

Popular Attractions in Rondevlei (15.2 km from Wilderness)

At the base of the majestic Outeniqua mountains in the Wilderness, lies our little charming horse ranch, Black Horse Trails. We are a relaxed and friendly bunch with whom you can enjoy a precious few hours of your holiday time, in a true animal crazy environment. The beautiful Friesian horse is our breed of choice for our trail riding due to...

Things to do near Wilderness

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Swartvlei Beach

Swartvlei Beach

Beaches in Sedgefield (20.5 km from Wilderness)

Swartvlei Beach is an amazing sandy beach for walking or horse riding – make sure you go all the way to Gericke’s Point. The walk to the point offers great opportunities for whale and dolphin watching. Look out for pods of common, bottlenose and humpback dolphins surfing the waves. Southern Right whales can be seen from July to October. This...

Outeniqua Farmer's Market

Outeniqua Farmer's Market

Village Marketplaces in George (8.9 km from Wilderness)

The Outeniqua Farmers’ Market is the home of nearly 80 food and craft stalls, offering visitors a wide range of produce and goods supplied and created by local farmers and craftsmen. Located opposite the Garden Route Mall on the N2, the market spans a five-hectare site. You'll find everything, from breads to berries, fish to flowers, and...

Kalahari Restaurant and Theatre

Kalahari Restaurant and Theatre

Galleries and Museums in George (15.7 km from Wilderness)

Dinner theatre aficionados in George have a new state-of-the-art theatre to visit for good times, delicious food and quality entertainment. The Kalahari Restaurant and Theatre opened its doors in September 2010 to cater for discerning theatre fans and music lovers in the Garden Route. The 400 seater theatre will stage the latest productions from...

Gerickes Point

Gerickes Point

Beaches in Sedgefield (19.9 km from Wilderness)

Popular with locals and nature lovers, Gericke’s Point is one of the Garden Route’s best-kept secrets. You can easily spend an entire day in this stunning and fascinating place. This rocky landmark resembles a lion’s head and the top offers a great vantage point to watch Southern Right whales during their calving season. You might even see the...

Montagu Pass

Montagu Pass

Mountain Biking Trails in Fancourt Gardens (19.3 km from Wilderness)

If you are a mountain biker you would love the gravel road that winds its way up to Harold - small village with a church. Beautiful views of the surrounding landscape - you will even be able to see the sea on a clear day.

Woodville Hiking Trail with Big Tree

Woodville Hiking Trail with Big Tree

Hiking Trail in Hoekwil (3.6 km from Wilderness)

The 'Big Tree' is a yellowwood tree estimated to be 850-years old is a great attraction in Hoekwil, especially for hikers. A clearly marked path leads into the forest, crossing a stream several times. Many of the trees are labelled so one can identify them. This is a circular trail extending about 2 km. There is a designated picnic area and...

Victoria Bay Beach

Victoria Bay Beach

Beaches in Victoria Bay (4.9 km from Wilderness)

Set in a stunning cove enclosed by rugged cliffs, Victoria Bay Beach is one of the smallest and most hidden bays on the Garden Route. Travelling from the N2 it is only 3 km away, roughly situated between George and Wilderness. A number of cottages are clustered along the beach front. The gently-sloping tiny sandy beach offers safe swimming as well...

Garden Route Mall

Garden Route Mall

Shopping Malls in George (9.9 km from Wilderness)

Conveniently situated near George Airport at the confluence of the N2 highway and Knysna Road, Garden Route Mall is a vibrant regional shopping centre providing locals and visitors a relaxed one-stop shopping experience. The new elegant shopping centre offers easy access to all entrances from 3 000 parking bays and top-notch security. Shop till...

Glenwood Short Golf Course

Glenwood Short Golf Course

Golf Courses in George (10.9 km from Wilderness)

The best short course ever. Distances – 90m to 292m (Total 3001m ) Clubs and carts available to hire

Outeniqua Transport Museum

Outeniqua Transport Museum

Galleries and Museums in George (13.3 km from Wilderness)

Take a trip down memory lane at the Outeniqua Transport Museum. You will be able to see 13 different steam locomotives including a narrow gauge, the Emil Kessler- Johannesburg’s first steam locomotive and the impressive GL Garrett. Also on view are beautiful old carriages such as a coach from the Royal Train of 1947, Paul Kruger’s coach and...

Black Horse Trails

Black Horse Trails

Popular Attractions in Rondevlei (15.2 km from Wilderness)

At the base of the majestic Outeniqua mountains in the Wilderness, lies our little charming horse ranch, Black Horse Trails. We are a relaxed and friendly bunch with whom you can enjoy a precious few hours of your holiday time, in a true animal crazy environment. The beautiful Friesian horse is our breed of choice for our trail riding due to...

Outeniqua Power Van

Outeniqua Power Van

Popular Attractions in Garden Route (15.8 km from Wilderness)

For a unique eco experience, Outeniqua Power Van rides is the thing to do. Currently this is one of the most popular attractions along the Garden Route. Enjoy the Garden Route from the comfort of rail buses in exclusive groups. Travel into the Outeniqua Mountains, one of the most scenic railway passes in the country. Experience forests, passes,...

George Golf Club

George Golf Club

Golf Courses in George (17 km from Wilderness)

Set in the heart of the Garden Route, the George Golf Club course is a beautifully manicured, 72 par course with 18 holes and bent greens. The course rating for men is either 70 (club – 5774m) or 72 (championship – 6100m), while that for the ladies is 72 (5188m).Visitors are welcome daily, with the exception of Wednesday and Saturday afternoons,...

Forest Buzzard Trail

Forest Buzzard Trail

Hiking Trail in George (17.4 km from Wilderness)

The 2.2 km Forest Buzzard Trail starts from Witfontein Forestry Station just outside George. This easy circular route through pine plantations and indigenous forest passes a cascading waterfall. Dogs are welcome if they are on a leash. Duration: 1 hour Difficulty: Easy Distance: 2.2 km

Kingswood Golf Estate

Kingswood Golf Estate

Golf Courses in George (17.9 km from Wilderness)

Kingswood is an urban golf estate located in the heart of George. Undoubtedly the Sally Little signature18-hole golf course designed by Danie Obermeyer is the prime attraction, but there are a host of other leisure activities that you can enjoy - all in a setting of breathtaking, natural beauty. Neighbouring Fancourt and George Golf Courses,...