Wilderness Information

With a slight bohemian air, Wilderness boasts with many trendy restaurants and shops that cater to every taste. Located at the heart of South Africa’s pristine Garden Route, so named for the breathtakingly beauty of the natural environment. The village is ideally located to explore the other gems of the Garden Route and the Klein Karoo. Wilderness lies on either side of the N2 national road, approximately midway between the metropoles of Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, and the domestic airport at George is no more than a 25-minute drive away.

You can walk for miles along our sandy beach or enjoying the Touws River estuary which leads from the beach up-river to the waterfall or along the Serpentine through to Island Lake – guests enjoy the complementary use of the house kayaks and stand-up boards. There are hiking and mountain biking trails close by, world-class golf courses and, of course, the stunning natural surroundings to explore. The boardwalk entrance is 100m from Hamilton House. The boardwalk continues along the Touws river and gives access to numerous well documented walking trails in the pristine Parks Reserve.

Restaurants within 3km

  • Salinas Beach Restaurant – salinas.co.za – 044 877 0001
  • Joplins Steak Bar – 073 347 8896


  • Blindpig – 078 860 4820


  • Spar – Website – 044 877 0510
  • Tops Spar bottle store
  • Wilderness Bottle store
  • Milkwood Village
  • Palms Garden Centre