Wilderness, nestled between the wooded foothills of the Outeniqua Mountain and a vast expanse of golden beach, truly embodies the best of the Garden Route in South Africa
Nature has blessed Wilderness with a pleasant, temperate climate; it is unique in Africa as the only area in which rainfall occurs throughout the year. And, to cap it all, most of our rain falls at night! It's the ideal climate for a visit - at any time of the year!
Dolphins and whales visit our shores to calve from July to November every year.
Wilderness also has a great number of craftsmen and women in the area. There work is often for sale and the tourist can pick up many bargains at the monthly craft markets, held in the middle and end of the month. This and many other interesting aspects of the town add to it's rustic charm
Enjoy the many scenic drives in and around Wilderness. Take a drive to the viewpoint at the Map of Africa or experience the Seven Passes road.
Bosbok trail, Brownhooded Kingfisher Trail, Giant Kingfisher Trail, Half-collared Kingfisher Trail.
Canoeing, swimming, surfing, sailing, cycling, abseiling, horse riding, paragliding, deep-sea or surf- and rock fishing, canopy tours, helicopter rides, Choo-tjoe steam train, birding, picnics, golf and bungy jumping.
Surrounding Wilderness is Knysna, George, Oudtshoorn and Mossel Bay. George is only 10km west of Wilderness, Knysna about 50km from Wilderness on the N2 a beautiful 40-minute drive through the Garden Route’s "Lake District". Mossel Bay is 70km from Wilderness
All the above are situated within one hour from Interlaken.
- Knysna: The Heads, elephant sanctuary, waterfront
- Plettenburg Bay: Canopy tours, Monkeyland, Robberg nature reserve
- Oudshoorn: Cango caves, ostrich farms, wildlife ranch with cheetahs
- Mosselbay: Bottlierskop Nature Reserve