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.

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Accommodation near Wilderness

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

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 R980
1 night, 2 adults

The Tops

Sleeps 25 Wilderness Bed and Breakfast in Wilderness

The Tops in Hunt's Lane, nestled against the slopes of the Wilderness Heights, affords any visitor o...

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 R1160
1 night, 2 adults

Wilderness Beach Lodge

Sleeps 24 Wilderness Self-catering in Wilderness

We invite you to become part of this secluded and tranquil paradise nestling one row from the beach ...

from R900
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...

Aafrika Amazing View
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from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Aafrika Amazing View

Sleeps 4 Hoekwil Self-catering in Hoekwil

Aafrika amazing view is a pet friendly, thatched, self-catering cottage in the quaint village of Hoe...

from R1070
1 night, 2 adults

Boardwalk Lodge Wilderness

Sleeps 42 Wilderness Self-catering in Wilderness

Boardwalk Lodge is a 4 star guest and self-catering lodge located on the slopes above the sleepy tow...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Toorbos Self catering

Sleeps 20 Wilderness Self-catering in Wilderness

Magic self-catering farm accommodation near Wilderness on South Africa's Garden Route Coast. This is...

from R630
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 R1100
1 night, 2 adults

Aquarius

Sleeps 8 Wilderness Guest House in Wilderness

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