About Hoekwil

Hoekwil is situated on the Garden Route, between the Western Cape and Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Garden Route DestinationsHoekwil, Garden Route

Just 10km inland from Wilderness lies the little village of Hoekwil. What used to be an undiscovered farming community lies in a crook of the Touws River and is described by those who live there as a 'piece of paradise'.

Hoekwil's residents, though, are a little loathe to make too much of a song and dance about their little town, or it will become inundated with others after an alternative, country lifestyle. But they are only too happy to encourage you to visit.

The town, which sits perched above the coastline with beautiful views of sea, lake and mountains consists of little more than a church, a post office, a primary school, a couple of shops and a very large tree, known as the 'Big Tree' – a yellowwood tree thought to be as old as 850 years.

You will find the tree on a clearly marked hike, known as the Woodville Hiking trail, that takes one into a nearby forest, a circular trail that is only 2km in its entirety and passes a number of labelled trees for everyone's edification.

Hoekwill has its own tourist route too. Known as the Hoekwil Hoopla Arts Route it is a 30km circular route that starts in Wilderness, travels up the Serpentine mountain pass through the village of Hoekwil and the farming communities at the foot of the Outeniqua mountains, and then back down through the lakes district. En route are a series of tea gardens, restaurants, artist's galleries and accommodation venues.

And if you've done the whole tourist thing there is always Wilderness beach or Victoria Bay to which to escape. Personally, I'd rather languish somewhere in Hoekwil, where no-one knows you or cares that you prefer simply to read the weekend away.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Hoekwil

Shangri-La Manor

Guest House

Shangri-La Manor

Shangri-La Manor offers a peaceful getaway in a serene setting in Hoekwil. This is the ideal base from which to explore ... more

Hildesheim Guest House

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Hildesheim Guest House

Situated in Hoekwil, close to Wilderness with breathtaking views of the Outeniqua Mountains and Forest, Hildesheim Guest ... more

Camphor Tree Cottage

Self Catering

Camphor Tree Cottage

Welcome to Camphor Tree Cottage, a renovated farm house which offers self catering accommodation to a maximum of five ... more

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