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Garden Route


Things to do and know in Wilderness.
In the Village across the road and nearby there are:
about 12 very good Restaurants, from very informal to 5 star dining,
Mini Market and 24 hour food boutique shop at the petrol station.
a laundromat, a post office, 2 doctors and a dentist
body stress release practitioner and a chemist
Tourist information office
Hairdresser and various interesting small shops
Local Friday night Market with live music, every Friday 7 to 8.30 p.m. Saturday early morning Farm market in Sedgefield ! The Garden Route Mall is 6 km from the village on the way to George, with 5 cinemas, various good restaurants, coffee shop and fish speciality.

Things to do in and around Wilderness.

Virtually every outdoor activity for the nature lover, adventurer or sport enthusiast is catered for. Walking in forest and on the beach, bird watching, hiking, horse riding, off road cycling and biking, quad riding, paragliding, kite and board surfing, canoeing, kloofing, abseiling, sailing and skiing at Island Lake, diving, fishing in the sea and river……
Wilderness is also the perfect place just to relax and forget about the problems of the world. Reflexology, body massages,body stress release and other modalities that will help you unwind, are also available.
Please do not hesitate to ask the management of Haus am Strand for any further information or requests, as it is our aim to ensure that your stay with us is a happy and memorable one.
Wilderness has become an internationally sought after holiday resort. It is renowned as much as for its natural beauty, vast stretches of beach, tranquility and calm seas, as it is for its hospitality. Whilst Wilderness is the convenient area for exploring the Garden Route, it offers a rich diversity of attractions. Within the village are coffee shops, bistros, Mini Market and many restaurants. Bird-watching is a rare and unique experience, for here is a tapestry of interwoven wetlands, forests, mountains, beaches, open fields and fynbos that provide habitat for over the 200 species. Canoeing on the Touw River or the Serpentine – which meanders between the Touw River and 3 lakes is a popular and relaxing pastime.

Sports: You can enjoy mountain biking, whale and dolphin watching, paragliding, horse riding, scenic drives and day tours as well as surfing, canoeing, kayaking, horse riding, motor glider flights, hanggliding and hiking trails.


The indigenous forest at the 800-year old Woodville Big Tree is a favourite. Excellent viewpoints include the Map of Africa for its breathtaking scenery of lakes, forests, mountains and coast. Dolphin’s Point, which is known for its whale and dolphin watching. Set in the hills behind Wilderness, between the mighty Outeniquas and the sea, Hoekwil is an unspoiled little town from the past. The views of lakes, sea, mountains and valleys from this lofty rural village are astounding.
On a rainy day you can visit the museums or enjoy shopping at the Garden Route Mall with its many shops, cinemas and restaurants.
With all these attractions basking in year-round sunshine, a splendid winter climate where balmy, daytime temperatures rarely fall below 10 °C, and a well-earned reputation for hospitality, Wilderness is truly the Garden Route’s premier holiday destination.
Wether you are into sports or want to enjoy a laid back holiday, soaking up the sun on the beach, the Garden Route can cater for your every need. Knysna 20 min., Plettenberg Bay 50 min., Mossel Bay 25 min.