What travellers are saying
- It was only a flying visit but to spend a good 30mins on the beach and in the sea was amazing. To watch the waves were beautiful.
Can understand why no one is swimming its so dangerous in the water the current and under current was strong.
If you are in the area you need to stop and take the views in.Written 11 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Gorgeous hiking trails, canoeing trips and camping sites. Hiking trails are for all fitness levels. Picnic spots are also available along your route so pack some snacks and just enjoy nature! 😃
There is a small fee to enter - R52 for South African residents.Written 7 April 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Richard was a great guide on the E bike tour. Kept us engaged with the history of the Wilderness, and I wouldn't have asked for a better guide. His dad jokes also grew on me, lol. The scenic ride was enjoyed thoroughly. Richard truly enjoys what he does, and his passion emanates. Very polite young man.Written 7 February 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Fantastic Experience!
The horses are incredibly well cared for and Amanda is a fantastic guide. The horses are absolutely stunning, and this is a definite highlight of our honeymoon.
Safety is the number one priority for both the horses and the rider, particularly with the recent poor weather.
We arrived a little early and Amanda made us feel so welcome, we even got to help out the tack on the horses.
We would absolutely recommend this trip!Written 27 September 2023
- An hour's kayak trip to the waterfall and down the river towards the sea and back was really relaxing. The waterfall is definitely worth the trip and inaccessible without a boat. Staff were friendly and helpful.Written 21 November 2023
- The Touw river lagoon at Wilderness is separated from the ocean by a barrier peninsula. Due to its open connection with the ocean the water is brackish (slightly salty), though this depends also on the waterlevels in the river. There is an abundance of fish (often unique species adapted to the estuary milieu). Birdlife is also interesting to observe.
There is a boardwalk along part of the lagoon used by hikers, but also fishermen. During my stay the water levels in the estuary were low and you could wade across. Overall the lagoon area is a quiet and peaceful area. Great to enjoy nature.Written 7 December 2021
- Had an incredible hike with Mark and Amanda.
Highly recommend their personalised trails as well as their regular trail along the coast of the garden route. Mark shares his vast knowledge of flora and fauna of the area while hiking through breathtaking scenery.Written 13 May 2022
- A beautiful trail that has an abundance of wildlife a great water fall, brilliant views and a sense of adventure.Written 26 October 2023
- Spectacular views at Dolphin Point down out to sea and over to Wilderness beach. Easily found on the road from Wilderness to George.Written 6 February 2023
- We really really enjoyed this experience, felt like I was in a Hogwards potion class. The tasting was also really nice.Written 2 October 2018
- There are no more Kaaiman (a species of monitor lizards) in the river. So it is safe to swim, where possible or kayak, particularly at a point where the river becomes wider and its mouth finds the ocean. The Kaaiman river is one of many that is meandering through the Cape Fold Mountains south of South Africa's central plateau. Some of the gorges it formed are of spectacular beauty. In the past a formidable obstacle for both indigenous people as well as the European settlers. The latter eventually managed to build stable bridges. The railway bridge (now defunct) near George is one them, meanwhile a historic attraction.
Good hiking options northwest of Wilderness.Written 9 December 2021
- Wew came here following having seem these paintings at Dune Beach House and were blown away by the vibrancy and colour. The lady serving us could not have been more patient and we spent 45 minutes or so choosing eventually 3 pictures which she rolled into a tube to come back to the UK with us.Written 31 March 2020
- We went to Timberlake for Mother's day yesterday. Lots rain and being house bound most of the weekend, it was great to get out and walk around the different shops. Some interesting shops to browse. Had coffees and a muffin at Pause Coffee. Stunning leather store with great bargains. Cool gifts for everyone.Written 15 May 2023
- This wonderful trail through forest starts just north of Island lake at Die Vleie road. A well-maintained path follows a stream and is gradually going up to a small waterfall. The distance is rather short (just over 2 km) and the elevation difference is not big either. It took me 40 minutes to leisurely walk up and 30 minutes to come down.
The trailhead is just under 8 km from Wilderness (follow Waterside and Hoekwil roads). There is a microbus to Hoekwil (get off at junction near the Island Lake Holiday resort). I ended up walking -there are few buses- and returned via Kleinkrantz and the Wilderness beach. Quite a hike. Alternatively by car follow the highway (Knysna direction) and turn left at "Die Vleie".
No National Park ticket required.
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Just before reaching the waterfall with pool, a trail goes steeply up. I followed this trail that leads into a vast forest and eventually meets up with the Mole Rat trail at Rondevlei. Not recommended even for experienced hikers as there are many fork-offs and it is easy to get lost.Written 11 December 2021
- Been to the gallery a couple of times. Great value and some really fine art; very helpful staff. Would recommend to anyone visiting the lovely Wilderness village.Written 19 April 2019
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