As far back as the late 1800s the reputation of
Wilderness with its natural bounty of rivers and lakes and intrinsic
peace and tranquillity, ideal for seaside holidays, was laid in
a little stone farmhouse.
Today the romantic seaside resort of Wilderness lies 15 km east
of George between the Kaaimans River in the west and the Goukamma
Nature Reserve in the east, bordered by the Outeniqua Mountains
in the north and the Indian Ocean in the south.
Wilderness offers the the visitor 18 km of Southern Cape coastline
surrounded by a national lake area with five lakes and two estuaries,
The Wilderness National Park is a charming world of lakes, rivers,
fens, estuaries and beaches which gently unfolds against a backdrop
of lush forest and lofty mountains.
The charm of Wilderness is its other-worldliness; its sense of
being cut off by its boundaries of sea and forest from the hectic
It is an ideal base to explore the Garden Route being close George,
Sedgefield, Goukamma Nature Reserve, Knysna, PLettenberg Bay and
the Tsitsikamma National Park.