EXPLORE Wilderness


Wilderness is a charming holiday village with long stretches of beach and lush forests.

The town of Wilderness is situated on the Garden Route in the Western Cape of South Africa. This charming holiday village is located 15 km from George, nestled between the Outeniqua Mountains, the Kaaimans River, Goukamma Nature Reserve and the glistening waters of the Indian Ocean. It is famous for its long golden beaches and lush lagoons where a mild climate and an array of activities awaits travellers all year round. Should you tire of the beach, there is a wide variety of restaurants, shops and art and craft galleries to explore, as well as beautiful Yellowwood forest walking trails and accommodation that will provide a most peaceful environment.

An ideal base to explore the wonders of the Garden Route, Wilderness is home to considerable waterways and lush indigenous forest, every nature lovers’ dream. This romantic coastal town has been established as an ideal holiday destination, with its bountiful natural rivers and lakes and deep-rooted peace and tranquillity, since the 1800’s. The tradition of hospitality and word-famous reputation derived from a single seaside boarding house in an old homestead.

Wilderness is an annual holiday destination with consistent weather all year round. Winters are as warm and sunny as the summer allowing for an outdoor style of living. The Woodville Big Tree that is over 800 years old, provides shaded areas for you to enjoy picnics – a favourite past time for many locals and holiday makers. Avid birdwatchers can take long strolls along the wheelchair friendly boardwalk, or visit some of Wilderness’ excellent viewpoints where breath-taking scenery of forests, lakes, mountains and coastlines await you. There are numerous vantage points where Dolphins and Whales can be spotted and where photographers will thrive. 

There are a variation of recreational activities for all kinds of travellers from waterports, to hiking, mountain-biking, scenic drives and tours of all kinds. Wilderness is mostly known for its hand-and paragliding activities. There is a variety of accommodation in Wilderness suitable for all kinds of travellers. Peace and tranquillity amongst spectacular scenery awaits you.


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