Towns To See
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.
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.
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.
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.
Things To Do
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
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.
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.
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.
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
- George Golf Club
T: +27 (0) 44 873 6116
- Fancourt Golf Club (The Links)
T: +27 (0) 44 804 0844
- Oubaai Golf Club
T: +27 (0) 44 851 1258
- Kingswood Golf Estate
T: 0861 72 71 70
- Pinnacle Point Golf Course
T: +27 (0) 44 606 5300
- Mossel Bay Golf Club
T: +27 (0) 44 691 2379
- Simola Golf Course
T: +27 (0) 44 302 9677
- Knysna Golf Club
T: +27 (0) 44 384 1150
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
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
Outanding reviews on Tripadvisor - ranked in Top 10
Style: Casual steak house
M: 073 347 8896
Oysters R Us Restaurant
Ever popular and also in the Top 10 on Tripadvisor.
Style: Seafood, Gluten Free Options
M: 082 578 6817
In the top 10 on Tripadvisor with their fabulous Italian food!
Style: Italian, Pizza, European
T: 044 877 1403
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
Almost 1 500 reviews on Tripadvisor and counting! In the Top 10 most popular.
Style: African, Seafood, European
T: 044 877 1648
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