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About The Wallow Guesthouse

We are situated above the village of Wilderness, enjoying a 360-degree panoramic view; The Outeniqua Mountains lie to the North, with the ocean on the South side. Towards the East are the quaint towns of Sedgefield and Knysna Enjoy your sun downer with spectacular sunsets over the Kaaimans River Pass and Victoria Bay as the sun sets in the West over Herolds Bay.

The Wallow is set on a 3.25ha country estate, with indigenous forest and Fynbos alongside a wallow once visited by the roaming Knysna elephants, but alas no longer. We are in a Nature conservation area and therefore wildlife abounds, with birds and regular sightings of our resident Crested Eagle, searching for a meal. Spot the Ducks, or listen to the Owls hooting in the evenings , the croaking of frogs, swallows building their nests, and Bushbuck wandering about cautiously, wild and free, making this an ideal venue to relax and unwind. Truly, food for the soul.

All units are ground level, with well-appointed furnishings and bedding with percale linen. All the units have their own entrances, and consist of 1 or 2 bedrooms, lounge/dining area, TV1,2,3 and e-TV, M-net, DVD player as well as one DStv channel. Bathrooms have washbasins, showers only and w/c.

Exterior bench tables on private decks afford guests the opportunity to enjoy breakfast or sundowners whilst soaking up the view in crisp fresh air. Portable braais are supplied for each unit. Parking is off street and secure, with one bay per unit.

Our location is perfect to explore the surrounding areas with lots to do. The Cango Caves, Knysna forest and lagoons are only a short drive away.Go hiking in the forests and river gorges. Dive with sharks. Treetop safaris and long, long walks along pristine beaches. Go Boating on Island Lake or Have a relaxing paddle up the Serpentine or Kaaimans River. Fishing in the Lagoon, off the beach or deep sea, Bass fishing at Groenvlei. Sailing, Hang Gliding or watching Southern Right Whales from Dolphins Point. Surfing at one of the most renowned spots on our coastline, Victoria Bay.

The Garden Route Mall with shops, cinemas etc. is just a short drive away. Golf courses a- plenty with, amongst others, Fancourt, Kingswood and Oubaai just around the corner or simply relax and enjoy the tranquillity.

So, what are you waiting for? Wilderness is not described ( and internationally known ) as the Gateway to the Garden Route for nothing. Experience it for yourself. If you truly need a holiday to remember. Wilderness will steal a piece of your heart, in exchange for the memories you will take away with you.

  • Response Rate: 92%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 16 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Hiking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Please note, if cancelled 50% of the total price of the reservation will be charged and 100% in high season.

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Reviews for The Wallow Guesthouse

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29 December 2015

The owners of the establishment were really accommodating & the facilities were really great. I would certainly recommend this establishment to family & friends. The location was ideal.A heartfelt thank you to the owners & I would certainly use the Wallow Guest House again.Prem

Michelle Rademeyer, South Africa
23 November 2015

The Wallow is a small piece of Paradise. We stayed in a self catering unit, which was neat, clean and well maintained.  The linen and towels were great quality, as were all the furnishings. The decor was simple and efficient (Just the way I like it!)Our hosts were warm, friendly and very entertaining. Thank you for a wonderful hospitality, we will definitely be back!

Gugu Sigasa, South Africa
30 December 2014

The Wallow Guesthouse is the ideal location to stay if you want peace and tranquility, to enjoy mountain views as well as the ocean at a distance. Maureen is the perfect host, ensuring that anything and everything that you need is taken care of. We had a last minute request and she and Dave graciously accommodated it, and ensured that we were comfortable every step of the way. Even my family was super impressed by the place and the quality of service. If I went back to the Garden route, The Wallow Guesthouse is where I would stay.

Mark Warren, South Africa
13 January 2013

We had a fantastic overnight stay - the rooms were great. Huge king-size bed very comfortable, rooms spotlessly clean, garden lovely and stunning sea views. We had a geat time at the market recomended by Maureen and went to and excellent restaurant. Thank you.

Beverley Bhaskare, South Africa
26 December 2012

We really enjoyed your time at The Wallow Guesthouse. The unit was spacious, the welcome friendly, the service very good, and the surroundings beautiful and peaceful.

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The Wallow Guesthouse is 1km from the centre of Wilderness , the nearest airport 22.9km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling