Nature: wonderful walks on kilometers long pristine beaches, or in our ancient indigenous forests and famous Wilderness National Park. A good idea is to combine a forest hike with a canoe trip to the waterfall on the Touwsriver. Canoes can be hired at Eden Adventures.
A healthy, homemade picnic to take along, can be ordered at the Wilderness PicNic Company.
Birdlife: five picturesque surrounding lakes team with bird life like the Fish Eagle, the Knysna Loerie and the Malachite Kingfisher. In our area you can tick off almost 300 birds of your check list.
Local markets: cozy Friday night market at Milkwood Village in the centre of Wilderness.
Saturday mornings: Wild Oats Farmers’ Market in Sedgefield and Outeniqua Farmer’s market in George. These are good places for a hearty breakfast and coffee or to buy local fresh farm fare.
Sports: there are many opportunities for hiking, canoeing, surfing, horse riding, etc.
Wilderness is in the middle of the Garden Route, the golfing centre of South Africa, hosting some of the world’s most renowned, but still affordable, golf courses.
Enjoy the thrill of a paragliding flight on any good weather day as a passenger or - even better - stay a few days longer and receive a paragliding license course.
Canyoning/kloofing and abseiling are offered to the more adventurous visitors. (Eden Adventures)
JustFor2 has two complimentary mountain bikes for guests.
Fine dining: Wilderness offers a good choice of nice restaurants. In the rooms you will find a file with an overview and a short description of what they offer.
Day trips from Wilderness
Knysna: be charmed by the fantastic views at The Heads, take a boat trip on the lagoon, taste oysters at the waterfront or visit the indigenous forests. www.visitknysna.co.za
Alternatively you can drive to Knysna by taking the old 7-passes road. Make a stop in Rheenendal (Totties is great for lunch), visit the goldmine or have a walk or picnic in the forest (Jubilee creek).
Plettenberg Bay offers a unique trail on the peninsula of Robberg Nature Reserve and can be combined with a dolphin and whale watching ocean safari.
Nearby there are several animal parks: Monkeyland with its free-roaming multi-specie primates, Birds of Eden (world's largest free-flight bird aviary) and Jukani with its big cats. A walk with elephants can be booked at Knysna Elephant Park.
Oudtshoorn: experience the Cango caves, ostrich farms, port and wine tastings.
A tour over the spectacular Swartberg pass to the village of Prince Albert and back through the Meiringspoort and De Rust is a great adventure. www.oudtshoorn.com
Mossel Bay is at 50 minutes drive and is worth a day visit. They have several interesting archeological sites and the historical Diaz museum. Nice is to have lunch on the beach with your feet in the sand. www.visitmosselbay.co.za
George is widely regarded as the hub of the Southern Cape Region and well known for its shopping possibilities. The Garden Route shopping Mall is the largest Mall in the area. In town you will find a very interesting railway museum. From there you can take The Outeniqua Power Van what will bring you to a unique rail pass in the mountains. The 2 small beaches: Victoria Bay and Herolds Bay, are very popular by surfers.
Also not to forget the several famous golf courses in and around the town.
Things to do in Wilderness
Several brochures about activities in the area are
provided in the rooms