Discover Our Village with a Difference
Free your spirit and experience the warm soul of Wilderness. Explore the stark, rugged Outeniqua Mountains to the north, hike through pristine forests along clear gushing streams or take a canoe ride on the sparkling cool waters of our lagoon, rivers and lakes. Bathe in the warmth of the Indian Ocean or soak up the sun on glittering white sands, whilst dolphins and whales frolic in gentle ocean swells and high in the deep blue skies the brilliant colours of paragliders drift by.
Experience the friendly hospitality and tantalizing aroma of pastry, coffee and spices in the quaint restaurants, café’s and sidewalk shops nestled beneath the Milkwood and bougainvillea. Visit the artists and crafters who have made Wilderness their home and inspiration. Take a leisurely drive along the many scenic routes where yesterday can still be heard and felt, where today is found in the gentleness of the Wilderness way of life: Hoekwil, Touwsranten, Kleinkranz, The Vleie, Kaaimans, Rondevlie, Island Lake and Lagvlei. If you’re looking for an action packed holiday adventure, Wilderness is your playground. Enjoy bird watching, hiking, paragliding, diving, riding, mountain biking, canoeing, abseiling, surfing and much, much more. Some of our natural attractions include the 800 year old Big Tree in Woodville as well as boating and fishing at Island Lake. Take a leisurely hike, then picnic at the waterfall above Ebb & Flow in Wilderness National Park or take a scenic drive to Map of Africa in Wilderness Heights.
Experience southern Right whales from June to October while dolphins frolic in the waves year round and are visible from the spectacular Dolphin Point.
Wilderness boasts some great restaurants catering to every taste. Seafood is always a favourite while steaks and vegetarian dishes are usually available. For more adventurous diners, there is a choice of oysters, ostrich steaks as well as traditional South African dishes such as Bobotie and Cape Malay curry.