Wilderness might be a small village but the breath-taking scenery of forests, lakes, mountains and coastline makes it feel like an endless paradise, as it is renowned for its wide open beaches and beautiful lagoon system. Situated between George and Sedgefield, Wilderness has "that holiday feeling" all-year-round.
The Outeniqua Mountains lie to the north and the Indian Ocean to the south with the Kaaimans River in the west and the Goukamma Nature Reserve in the east. Wilderness is just a short 10km from the city of George on the N2 over the Kaaimans River Pass, for easy access to shopping malls and other amenities.
The Wilderness section (Ebb-and-Flow Rest Camp) of the Garden Route National Park stretches from the Touw River mouth to beyond the Swartvlei estuary and links with the Goukamma Nature Reserve. The nature reserve protects five lakes and the Serpentine. The Serpentine is the winding strip of water joining Island Lake to the Touw River at Ebb-and-Flow.
When visiting Wilderness one can expect to enjoy hiking, mountain-biking, kloofing, bird and whale watching, paragliding, horse riding, scenic drives, angling, boating, canoeing as well as many other water sports.
For those with a thirst for adventure, one of the many adventure companies can custom design a package to thrill your senses.
There are several hiking trails including the Bosbok Trail, Browhooded Kingfisher Trail, Half-Collared Kingfisher Trail, The Pied Kingfisher Trail and Wilderness Heritage Trail. Please take the necessary precautions when hiking, and always let someone know where you are going. See our safety section for further guidance.
The Map of Africa is a spectacular viewpoint from which to view the breath-taking scenery of forests, lakes, mountains and coastline. The activities directory provides more information on the activity advertisers for Wilderness.
With a wide range of accommodation facilities including hotels, luxury guest houses, Bed and Breakfasts, self-catering and camping establishments, one is bound to have a memorable time. Please view our accommodation directory for a range of accommodation options.
Wilderness has a thriving little business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents and holiday makers. Nestled between the Milkwood Trees, Wilderness has many quaint restaurants, coffee shops and sidewalk shops - a delight for any visitor.
For more information on Wilderness, please visit :
www.wilderness-info.co.za as well as our online magazine at
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