Wilderness Accommodation

The small town of Wilderness is a peaceful place for holiday-makers to relax. It has been growing in popularity since the 1800’s, when the first seaside boarding house was opened in an old homestead. Today, Wilderness accommodation options are a little more varied, but the town offers the same sense of tranquillity as it did all those years ago.

Wilderness lies on the N2, at the foot of the Kaaiman’s River Pass, a short drive from George, the administrative capital of the Garden Route. Given its position on the world-famous Garden Route, it is favoured for similar reasons as the larger towns of Plettenberg Bay and Knysna for example.

For starters it has an extremely mild climate, with little temperature variation throughout the year. Summer temperatures don’t often surpass 28°C while in winter the average low is around 10°C. The average annual rainfall is 700mm which falls throughout the year. These conditions conspire to provide the perfect conditions for the lush afromontane forests which are found on this section of the Southern Cape’s coast, and in turn support a vast array of eco-systems.

Visiting Wilderness will allow you the opportunity to visit the Wilderness section of the Garden Route National Park, home to some pristine and beautiful forest vegetation and exciting hiking and walking trails. The forest of yellow woods and other flora is home to wildlife such as duiker and bushbuck as well as the iconic Knysna loerie. Forest vegetation outside of the reserve is brimming with mountain bike tracks, and the slopes of the Outeniqua Mountains, which encompass Wilderness, ensure the downhill single tracks get your adrenaline pumping.

Other activities include various water sports on the lagoon and slightly further afield, whale and dolphin watching from a boat at sea. You can also go paragliding in the area and paddle a canoe, go abseiling, kloofing and horse-riding.

Alternatively, you can do nothing but laze around on the beach, which has Blue Flag status, or admire the view of the lagoon and ocean, simultaneously from your guesthouse or self catering chalet.

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Clairewood

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Clairewood is the perfect getaway if peace and tranquility is what you are looking for. The 16 hectare property is surrounded by indigenous forest with a walking trail to the river and several woo... More Info

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Toorbos

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First class self-catering farm accommodation near Wilderness on South Africa's Garden Route Coast. This is country living at its most genuine: the four cottages occupy a quiet corner of our 86 hecta... More Info

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Wilderness Manor Guest House

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Almost halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth on the internationally renowned Garden Route, you will find one of South Africa's most sought-after destinations, the seaside village of Wilderness.... More Info

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Denneberghof

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Denneberghof Self Catering Guest Accommodation is ideally located in the picturesque Kraaibosch area, between sought-after Wilderness and Victoria Bay. Residents at this charming and well-appointe... More Info

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Rinkink Beach House

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Rinkink Beach House (4 star) few meters from Wilderness Beach with two large luxury self catering units. Center of Wilderness and Garden Route Overlooking Ocean and Beach. Safe Walking distance to 15 ... More Info

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The Wilderness Hotel

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The Wilderness Hotel is situated almost in the very centre of the Garden Route – it’s about 45 minute’s drive to both Mossel Bay and Knysna, and a little less than an hour to Oudtshoorn in the Klein K... More Info

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Oakhurst Farm Cottages

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Oakhurst farm is one of the few remaining, large working farms along the Garden route. Covering 640 hectares, 200 of which is pristine fynbos and indigenous forest, the farm is today run commerc... More Info

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Milford Sound

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Milford Sound is a comfortable holiday home right on the Wilderness Beach in the heart of the Garden Route, offering security and privacy with its own access to the pristine beach. The house is sty... More Info

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Mont Fleur Bed & Breakfast

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A 4-star B&B and Highly Recommended by AA Travel, Mont Fleur is nestled in the indigenous Wilderness Nature Reserve at the base of the mountain, with breathtaking ocean and lagoon views. We are only ... More Info

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The Wallow Guesthouse

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We are nestled atop the mountain, above the Wilderness Village, on a 3ha private estate. Enjoy 180° sea and mountain views surrounded by tranquil countryside and indigenous forest. Nature at her best.... More Info

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Wilderness Reviews

Wilderness Accommodation has been rated 4.5/5 based on 65 reviews.

Wilderness
Love Wilderness, have been looking at properties in the area.
- Steve Martin

Wilderness
Scenery is beautiful and there's lots to do and see.
- Terry Anderson

Wilderness
Brilliant.....I would move there tomorrow
- Steve Martin

Wilderness
I would move there tomorrow! This was our second time and most definitely not the last!!
- Tarryn Larkins

Wilderness
Wilderness is beautiful and it is so ideally situated. I will recommend it to everyone. I especially liked the wide variety of restaurants to eat at along that main strip.
- kim Brewis