Activities in Wilderness

Towns To See

Distance Table Garden Route

  • Wilderness to George - 16 km
  • Wilderness to Sedgefield - 23 km
  • Wilderness to Knysna - 47 kms
  • Wilderness to Mossel Bay - 62 km
  • Wilderness to Plettenberg Bay - 79 km

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Wilderness

The picturesque enclave of Wilderness lies tucked between the Kaaimans River and Goukamma Nature Reserve in the heart of the Garden Route. Endless stretches of sandy white beaches of Wilderness are lapped by the tranquil Indian Ocean with the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains standing guardian as a backdrop to this beautiful coastal resort town.

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George

Nestling at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains, George finds itself at the centre of natures “Garden Route” in the Cape Wildflower Floral Kingdom. Situated approximately 430 kilometres from the Mother City of Cape Town,

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Knysna

Home to the illustrious Pansy Shell, the Knysna Lagoon is a must-see spot. Children will love playing in the shallow waters, as adults sit in their deck chairs and marvel at the Knysna Heads. Secure, peaceful and beautiful, Leisure Isle combines a fun day at the beach; go canoeing, kayaking, hire a speed boat or go fishing.

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Mossel Bay

A lively seaside resort town situated only 63 km from Wilderness. A delightful town to visit while on holiday in Wilderness. More than 60 km of pristine white beaches, great family entertainment, restaurants and pubs, historical and cultural artefacts, shopping malls, art and craft markets, whale watching, Cape St Blaize Lighthouse, Santos Beach Pavillion and spectacular hiking trails.

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Sedgefield

Sedgefield’s is renowned as being the Garden Route’s Slow Town, the emblem of which is a giant mosaic tortoise. The Slow Town Festival which takes place in April every year is a marvellous way to engage in the Sedgefield community. The events and activities range from art exhibitions, a beauty pageant, mosaic workshops, Mitchell’s beer tastings, a golf challenge, a chess tournament and even Victorian picnic accompanied by the sounds of a local Marimba-playing band.

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Things To Do

The Woodville Big Tree

The Woodville Big Tree

The Woodville Big Tree is an 800 year old giant old Outeniqua Yellowwood, iconic its status on the Garden Route as an attraction and definitely not to be missed.

  • Age: ± 850 years
  • Height: ± 33m
  • Crown width: ± 34m
  • Circumference width: ± 34m
  • Stem  length: ± 15m
Woodville Forest Walk

Woodville Forest Walk

A 2km well marked circular trail through the forest crossing the moss-framed bridge. Ancient trees, ferns, wild mushrooms and wild flowers adorn the forest floor. Great picnic spots and wheelchair friendly access walkways in the forest and ablution facilities.

Wilderness National Park

Wilderness National Park

Five rivers, five lakes, two estuaries and 28km of coastline and surrounded by a national lake area. The rare and sensitive ecosystem is home to a wealth of water birds, and the elusive Knysna Loerie may be heard, and sometime seen, in the forest.

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Map of Africa Viewpoint

Map of Africa Viewpoint

So named because of the spectacular view of the way in which nature has shaped the twists, turns and bends of the Kaaimans river below to look like the outline of the map of Africa. Breathtaking views! Well worth a visit and do not forget your camera.

Dolphin Point

Dolphin Point

An excellent vantage point for Dolphin spotting. Magical beach and ocean views that extend as far as the eye can see and on a good day you will find pods of Dolphins frolicking in the azure water below.

Markets

Markets

Paragliding

Paragliding

For the ultimate thrill seeker and a birdseye view of the beautiful coastline try this adrenaline airsport with a professional outfit.

Dolphin Paragliding

M: 072 199 0622

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Wilderness Beach

Wilderness Beach

An expanse of pristine white sandy beach stretching as far as the eye can see. Unspoilt and ideal for long walks. The beach is heaven for pooches wanting to roam free as this is one of few beaches left which are pet friendly. A great beach for swimming and excellent for whale- and dolphin spotting.

Wilderness Golf Courses

Wilderness Golf Courses

Wilderness Lagoon

Wilderness Lagoon

Great for fishing, swimming and canoeing with beautiful expanse of water offers great fun in the sun. Experience stunning sunsets on long walks on the banks of the lagoon.

Restaurants in Wilderness

Flava Cafe & Restaurant

Flava Cafe & Restaurant

Sister restaurant to "The Girls" also in Tripadvisor Top 10. There's simply no going wrong here.

Style: European, Fusion, Healthy
T: 044 877 0345

Joplin's Steak Bar

Joplin's Steak Bar

Outanding reviews on Tripadvisor - ranked in Top 10

Style: Casual steak house
M: 073 347 8896

Oysters R Us Restaurant

Oysters R Us Restaurant

Ever popular and also in the Top 10 on Tripadvisor.

Style: Seafood, Gluten Free Options
M: 082 578 6817

Pomodoro Restaurant

Pomodoro Restaurant

In the top 10 on Tripadvisor with their fabulous Italian food!

Style: Italian, Pizza, European
T: 044 877 1403

Salinas Beach Restaurant

Salinas Beach Restaurant

Over 1 300 reviews on Tripadvisor and rocking the Top 10!

Style: Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
T: 044 877 0001

The Girl`s Restaurant

The Girl`s Restaurant

Almost 1 500 reviews on Tripadvisor and counting! In the Top 10 most popular.

Style: African, Seafood, European
T: 044 877 1648

Roxis

Roxis

Very popular Tapas-style eating in a garden setting away from the hustle and bustle of traffic in the village.

Style: Tapas style
T: 044 877 0445