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Wilderness

Wilderness is only 14 Kilometres away from George on the main road between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth in the heart of the famous Garden Route.

Wilderness with its long outstretched beaches and safe swaiming places is a haven for holiday makers.

Its long outstretched white sand beaches of 18 kilometre offers the visitor excellent swimming opportunities. Wilderness offers much to see with all its lakes, estuaries, rivers and beaches all set against the lush growth of forests and the Outeniqua Mountains.

It is a must to visit the world famous Kaaimans River Bridge where you can watch the steam train crossing the bridge.

The Kaaimans river bridge is probably the most photographed bridge in South Africa
The fabulous train bridge over the Kaaimans River

There is also the Wilderness Art Route where one can visit working art studios of crafts such as leather wall hangings, ornaments, porcelain dolls, pottery, paintings, kiddie�s toys and clothes, jewellery and furniture. Amongst all these studios you will also find numerous eating places

There are hiking trails which wind through dense forests and along tranquil rivers. Here you will encounter the beautiful Knysna Lourie.

Wilderness has a temporal coastal climate where it can rain right through the year with the highest rainfall measured during September and October. You can expect to have sunny days for 50% to 60% of the year.

Wilderness offer the following activities:

Bathing, rowing and fishing at Wilderness beach, the Touw River and some of the lakes.

  • Water-skiing at Island Lake and Swartvlei

  • Pedal boats and canoes to rent

  • A network of nature trails

  • Bird watching hides at Langvlei and Rondevlei.

The following places offer accommodation:

Bruni�s Guest House Emma�s Gift Fairy Knowe Hotel Hildesheim 
Guest House
Holiday inn Garden Court Wilderness Interlaken Guest House

Karos Wilderness Hotel

Kingfisher 
Country House
Meetsnoere Moontide Guest House Ocean Vista 
Guest House
Palms Wilderness
Point Break B&B Samland Shining Waters Swallows Nest
The Pink Lodge Villa Sentosa Wiesenhof Lodge Wilderness Manor Guest House

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