Things to do in Wilderness
Walks on kilometers long pristine beaches
Canoe trip on the Touws river
Walks on kilometers long pristine beaches
Making your own gin
Aerial view of Lake Road and Island Lake
Wonderful walks on kilometers long pristine beaches or in our ancient indigenous forests and famous Wilderness National Park. A forest hike can be combined with a canoe trip to the waterfall on the Touwsriver. A delicious picnic, to take along, can be ordered the day before at Wilderness Picnic which will be delivered to your room in the morning. Canoes are available at Eden Adventures
or at Ebb-and-Flow Sanparks, at this location you also find
Oar Struck - fitness and fun stand up paddleboarding.
There are 5 mapped out trails in Wilderness national park, distance between 3,5 and 7,2 kms. More detailed information you will find in the room.
The Map of Africa is a spectacular and extraordinary viewpoint at Wilderness Heights. It offers a scene of mountains and forests and here you get a clear view of the Kaaimans River Valley.
Across the road is a popular paragliding launch spot overlooking a long stretch of wilderness beaches. Just walk in the grassland to get the splendid view.
Five picturesque surrounding lakes team with bird life like the Fish Eagle, the Knysna Lourie and the Malachite Kingfisher. In our area you can tick off almost 300 birds of your check list. Bird- and nature photographers will enjoy the early morning or evening boattrip on Island Lake and the Serpentine river. Have a look at Wilderness Boat Safaris Wildriversafaris.
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 products.
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. It is hosting some of the world’s most renowned, but still affordable, golf courses.
On any good weather you can enjoy the thrill of a paragliding flight 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. (contact Eden Adventures).
JustFor2 has two complimentary mountain bikes for guests.
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 (35km - East)
be charmed by the fantastic views at The Heads, take a boat trip on the lagoon, do some shopping 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 and make a stop in Rheenendal (Totties Farm kitschen is great for lunch), visit the goldmine or have a walk or picnic in the forest (Jubilee creek).
Plettenberg Bay (70km - East)
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.
Oudtshoorn (75km - North)
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 (60km - West)
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 enjoy lunch on the beach with your feet in the sand. www.visitmosselbay.co.za
George (12km - West)
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 that 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.
Several brochures about activities in the area are provided in the rooms