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You’re travelling from Cape Town along the famous Garden Route, and when you reach the turnoff to Victoria Bay, the hairpin bends wind their way down into a majestic forest-covered gorge. You see a bubbling river... Show more

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114 accommodation listings in Wilderness. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Summerlane BnB

In Wilderness

Our elevated, spacious four bedroom luxury home, which has unrivaled North-facing views of Island Lake and the Outeni...

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R1750.0

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Eagles Nest

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The resort offers calm and tranquil surroundings with captivating and panoramic views of Swartvlei, Rondevlei and Lan...

Swimming Pool
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Full Kitchen
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R2075.0

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Hakuna Matata

In Wilderness

Hakuna Matata is set in the beautiful Wilderness, Garden Route Area.Wilderness is a nature-lovers paradise. It is 20 ...

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R680.0

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Toorbos Self Catering

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Two 2-bedroom and two 1-bedroom self-catering cottages on the lake-side. Main bedroom with double bed, 2nd bedroom wi...

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R540.0

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Beside Still Waters

In Wilderness

Beside Still Waters' is located in the heart of South Africa's magnificent Garden Route between Wilderness and Sedgef...

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R750.0

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Hildesheim Guest House

In Wilderness

Located in the heart of the Garden Route in the Western Cape are the villages of Wilderness and Hoekwil. Hildesheim G...

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R590.0

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Xanadu Guest Villa

In Wilderness

Xanadu Luxury Guest Villa is situated right on the beachfront of the beautiful, unspoilt Wilderness Beach, the jewel ...

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R2500.0

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Fairy Knowe Hotel

In Wilderness

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R615.0

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Pirates Creek Self Catering Chalets

In Wilderness

The chalets are fully self-catering, with fresh linen weekly and Bath towels daily (if required), excluding weekends ...

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R1600.0

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The Wilderness Hotel

In Wilderness

Choose your dates and click on "CHECK AVAILABILITY" tab to view our SEASONAL SPECIALS situated under the rates chart....

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Bar
WiFi
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R900.0

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Chara Lakeside Lodge - Wilderness

In Wilderness

Tranquil and breathtaking, situated along the majestic Garden Route of South Africa, outside Wilderness. Luxurious, ...

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R1600.0

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At the Sea Wilderness

In Wilderness

At the Sea Wilderness is absolutely on Wilderness beach adjacent to the Touw River mouth. Wilderness is located in th...

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R7000

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Wilderness Manor Guest House

In Wilderness

Owners Gerald & JD provide upmarket, luxury accommodation and personal but discreet service in a refined environment....

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R2400.0

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Astral Guest House

In Wilderness

Astral Guest House is situated just off the N2 in the heart of the Garden Route, in a quiet street overlooking the Wi...

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R700.0

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AfriCamps at Oakhurst

In Wilderness

AfriCamps at Oakhurst offers a healthy slice of rural bliss for the entire family. Get ready for good ol’ fashioned f...

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R2090.0

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Clairewood

In Wilderness

We have two luxury serviced self catering chalets each with two bedrooms; king-size or twin (sleeps 4 per chalet). Ba...

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R2100.0

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Dune Villa Wilderness

In Wilderness

You will find Dune Villa Wilderness in the heart of the Garden Route. A twenty-minute drive from George Airport and f...

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R3080.0

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The Tops Guest House

In Wilderness

The Tops is situated in the centre of the Garden Route: fifteen minute's drive from the airport, one hour away from ...

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R1400.0

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Da Rosa Guest House

In Wilderness

Offering a spa centre and a private beach area, Da Rosa Guest House is set in Wilderness in the Western Cape Region. ...

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Full Kitchen
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R950.0

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Mes Amis Guesthouse

In Wilderness

All rooms are sea facing, with superb sea views and modern en-suite facilities. Sliding doors lead onto a private sea...

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R1490.0

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Moontide Guest Lodge

In Wilderness

8 luxury en-suite bedrooms, all with complete privacy have their own entrance leading into a garden with 400-yr-old m...

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R1745.0

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9 Fern Rest

In Wilderness

The lounge area is fitted with a flat-screen TV with all satellite channels.

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R1082.0

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Wilderness Dunes

In Wilderness

Wilderness Dunes: Luxury accommodation surrounded by many of the world’s beauties.

Where Oceans and whales rejoice, ...

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Full Kitchen
Braai Area
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R2600.0

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Rinkink Beach House

In Wilderness

Two spacious self-catering units on the first floor with balconies, the one has a partial view of the ocean. On the g...

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R1600.0

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Oakhurst Farm Cottage

In Wilderness

Oakhurst farm is one of the few remaining, large working farms along the Garden route. Covering 640 hectares, 200 of ...

Braai Area
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R2500

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The Old Post Office Lodge

In Wilderness

The Post Office has been transformed into a comfortable lodge with the popular Pomodoro restaurant downstairs. It con...

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R900.0

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The Funny Farm Shire

In Wilderness

Experience country living amidst the peace and natural beauty of the Wilderness Lakes District. The Funny Farm Shire ...

Braai Area
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R1200

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The Ocean View Guest House

In Wilderness

It's the Indian Ocean in all her glory that is the true center piece of The Ocean View Guest House. Sea-facing double...

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TV
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R2350

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Suite on Sea

In Wilderness

This self catering accommodation in Wilderness provides you with the opportunity to rejuvenate, relax and tour the wo...

Braai Area
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TV
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R600

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Sea Paradise Guest House Wilderness

In Wilderness

4 STAR GUEST HOUSE ON WILDERNESS BEACH FRONT, SOUTH AFRICA

All Rooms are beach front en-suite rooms and you are only...

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R1320.0

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Haus am Strand

In Wilderness

The large garden leads right onto the beach and sun loungers invite to suntan.
You can eat and grill in the garden.
A...

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R1800.0

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Thomas Ville Wilderness Accommodation - East Wing

In Wilderness

Recently re built property 4 minutes from an amazing beach. High level security. Top rooms have sea view. A very...

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R1300.0

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The Old Trading Post

In Wilderness

The Old Trading Post, near Wilderness offers guests both bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation options. ...

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Braai Area
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DSTV
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R780.0

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Beach Villa Wilderness

In Wilderness

Beach Villa Wilderness offers seven fully serviced en-suite bedrooms. Each suite is tastefully furnished, includes al...

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R3100.0

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Shining Waters Guest House

In Wilderness

Use Shining Waters Wilderness Guest House as your gateway to Golfing or jump start your flight when the wind is right...

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R850

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Reflections Eco Reserve

In Wilderness

4 Luxuriouse self catering chalets, each with 3 bedrooms, 1 queen and 2 twins. Situated between Wilderness and Sedgef...

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R1800.0

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Oceans Wilderness

In Wilderness

This 9 bedroom luxury guest house is the flagship property of the SOUL Private Luxury Collection.
You can expect utt...

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R5170.0

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The Tuscany Guesthouse

In Wilderness

“The Tuscany“ is a boutique guesthouse, in a Mediterranean-styled villa, positioned on one of South Africa’s most bea...

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R2200.0

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Dolphin Dunes

In Wilderness

Nestled on golden sand dunes, overlooking the unspoilt beaches of Wilderness, lies Dolphin Dunes - a charming beachfr...

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R1520.0

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Wilderness Beach Hotel

In Wilderness

The Wilderness Beach Hotel is situated on the Garden Route and set against the backdrop of the majestic Outeniqua & S...

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R1600.0

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Wilderness Reviews

Debbie Njoko
30 July 2018

The nature.

Superb. 5 out of 5

More info about Wilderness

You’re travelling from Cape Town along the famous Garden Route, and when you reach the turnoff to Victoria Bay, the hairpin bends wind their way down into a majestic forest-covered gorge. You see a bubbling river flowing below the highway and an elevated railway bridge over the divide, far in the distance. You wonder how the occupants of the few homes built practically on the river’s edge are able to reach their properties. The route begins to climb and at the peak, the railway bridge and river mouth now lies below you, and ahead is the vast Indian Ocean occupying your view. The road levels out, parallel to the sandy coastline that seems to stretch for miles. This is the magnificent approach into the pretty seaside village of Wilderness.

Wilderness is also the start of the lakes district area that stretches eastward to the town of Knysna, 45km away. Wilderness village, along with the accompanying beach, peaceful estuary and lake has a sense of timeless, natural beauty, it’s a true paradise and the perfect romantic getaway.

 

Top 6 reasons to visit Wilderness

1. Take a stroll along the boardwalk that has been laid out from the Wilderness Hotel (the site of the original farmhouse) along the Touws River estuary, the peaceful surroundings broken only by the croaking of frogs and birds active amongst the reeds.

2. Black Horse Trails offers various horse riding options through the indigenous forests around Wilderness. Certain rides include a swim in rock pools and a picnic alongside a waterfall. All guides are experienced horsemen.

3. For those with a head for heights, the disused railway line that straddles the Kaaimans River mouth is traversable (take care!) to walk along the tracks via several tunnels to reach Victoria Bay. Be sure to take a costume along for a dip in the sea before returning along the same route.

4. Hike the Giant Kingfisher trail that passes through a charming forest teeming with birdlife, to reach an attractive waterfall. Along the way, the river is crossed by a hand-drawn pont. Keep a sharp eye out for a fish eagle or the colourful Knysna turaco.

5. Visit the area known as the Map of Africa where the river course has shaped the outline of the African continent, best viewed on a tandem paragliding flight.

6. Take a guided tour on the Kaaimans River via canoe, your destination the Kaaimans waterfall and the opportunity to abseil (rappel) from two landings 45m above the river. The challenge is to land safely in a canoe stationed in the river!

 

Transport

The nearest airport is George Airport, located 23km outside of Wilderness. Several car rental agencies are based at the George airport to hire a vehicle, or you could order a rental online. There are a number of metered taxi companies in George. Shuttle service operators transport visitors between George Airport and Wilderness.

 

Did you know?

Be aware of the speed limits at the entrance to Wilderness. This winding route is a regular accident zone partly due to drivers being distracted by the magnificent scenery and the roads zigzagging down steeply into a gorge.

There are 5 species of kingfisher found in the Wilderness area. These birds hunt by dropping like arrows into water to capture fish within a split second. The smallest kingfisher, the pied kingfisher, hovers high above the water while the giant kingfisher sits on branches hanging over water and waits for their prey to pass.