Laidback village flanked by the Indian Ocean and Outeniqua Mountains

Lying in the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains amidst the Garden Route’s incomparable beauty, Wilderness is an attractive holiday destination with beautiful beaches and numerous vantage points from which to watch whales and dolphins. The mountains and hills around Wilderness are covered in lush, green forests filled with indigenous flora and fauna with many trails worth exploring. The town also boasts great restaurants and friendly locals.


Visit the Woodville Big Tree and marvel at a gigantic, 800-year-old Outeniqua Yellowwood Tree.
Look out over the beautiful forests and mountains at the Map of Africa viewpoint.
Rent a canoe and paddle along the Serpentine or Touw River.
Eat at one of the authentic restaurants in the town.
Take a stroll along the beautiful, sandy beaches and swim in the Indian Ocean.
Book yourself a unique paragliding experience and see the forests and coastline from the sky.

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Best time to go to Wilderness

The best period to visit this region is during the Summer and Spring months of September to April. Wilderness is a popular summer beach destination that can get busy during the Christmas period, as it boasts many outdoor activities. Wilderness experiences rain throughout the year, but the Winter months between June and August are certainly the coldest and wettest. However, there is still plenty to see and do during this time and there are always a few days of great weather no matter the season.

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AfriCamps at Oakhurst

Glamping on a dairy farm in the heart of the Garden Route
From$35 /ppn

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