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 R900
1 night, 2 adults

Reflections Eco-Reserve

Sleeps 28 Wilderness Self-catering in Wilderness

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

from R500
1 night, 2 adults

Jubelina Cotttage

Sleeps 2 Hoekwil Self-catering in Hoekwil

Nestled underneath tall pine trees away from the stress of city life, Jubelina Cotttage is ideal for...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Cloverleigh Cottages

Sleeps 10 Wilderness Guest House, Wilderness Self-catering in Wilderness

Cloverleigh, a 4 Star guest house, is situated right on the edge of the Wilderness Lagoon in the hea...

from R1400
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 R700
1 night, 2 adults

Pink Lodge

Sleeps 20 Wilderness Bed and Breakfast in Wilderness

Experience our spacious, elegant and luxurious en-suite accommodation with beautiful gardens leading...

from R510
1 night, 2 adults

Hildesheim Guesthouse and Self Catering - Wilderness

Sleeps 19 Hoekwil Self-catering in Hoekwil

Situated in the heart of the garden route, near Knysna, George, Mossel bay and Oudtshoorn, only four...

from R660
1 night, 2 adults

Cormorant Guest House

Sleeps 10 Wilderness Guest House in Wilderness

Situated on the edge of the Wilderness Lagoon with magnificent views of the lagoon and sea. Attracti...

from R800
1 night, 2 adults

Sugarbush Lodge

Sleeps 6 Hoekwil Bed and Breakfast in Hoekwil

Sugarbush Lodge offers a great accommodation choice to guests visiting the scenic Garden Route in th...

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