Wilderness Places of Interest

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

Attractions IN Wilderness

Map-of-Africa Viewpoint

The Map-of-Africa is situated at Wilderness Heights, which is between the Garden Route towns of Knysna and George. From the N2 motorway (heading from Knysna and towards George), turn left into Wilderness. ...

Attractions AROUND Wilderness

Garden Route Botanical Garden

Situated at the top of Caledon Street, in the town of George, the Garden Route Botanical Garden is worth a visit for its value as a 'green lung' but also for the role it plays in raising awareness about the ...

Garden Route National Park

The new Garden Route National Park, established by SANParks and also known as GRNP, spans an impressive 121 000 hectares and includes the existing Wilderness and Tsitsikamma national parks, the Knysna Lakes ...

Goukamma Nature Reserve

The glorious Goukamma Nature Reserve is one of those unrivalled hideaways that, despite being on the popular Garden Route, manages to remain relatively obscure and unknown - a treasure trove near the mouth of ...

Homtini Pass

The Homtini Pass is one of several passes on the famous 7 Passes route. Back when it was constructed in the 1880s this route involving seven passes was the only route between George and Knysna. It was to ...

Karatara Pass

Karatara is the fifth of the seven passes on what is known as the 7 Passes Road. Back when it was constructed in the 1880s this route involving seven passes was the only route between George and Knysna. It was ...

Lakes Area National Park

Formerly this national park consisted of the Wilderness National Park and Knysna National Lake Area. Because of their proximity and similarities they are currently managed as a single unit. The Knysna National ...

Outeniqua Choo Tjoe

It is with great sadness that we need to report that the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe is no longer in operation. Information supplied here for historical purposes only: One of the few remaining steam trains in the ...

Whale Watching in Garden Route

Whilst the Garden Route, between Mossel Bay and Storm's River, does not get landbased whale watching in quite the same way as Hermanus, Witsand and De Hoop, whales are still very much in evidence in the more ...

... and little further afield

Ballots Heights Nature Reserve

Ballots Heights Nature Reserve is nestled in the rich foliage of the Western Cape, between Wilderness and George. This is part of the breath-taking Garden Route, famed around the world for its exquisite ...

Birds of Eden Bird Sanctuary

The world’s largest single span aviary, just a few kilometres east of Plettenberg Bay in the Garden Route, where birds are free to fly free provides an incredible experience for those who visit, and a ...

Gondwana Private Game Reserve

Along the Garden Route of South Africa just 4 hours from Cape Town you will find 11 000 hectares of indigenous fynbos and free roaming big 5 game, home to the lion, black rhinoceros, eland, red hartebeest, ...

Kaaimans River Pass

The Kaaimans River Pass connects the towns of Knysna and George on the Garden Route. It lies on the N2, a tarred pass that during the 2006 heavy rains in the area was placed under severe strain when a huge ...

Knysna Lagoon

The breath-taking blue of the Knysna Lagoon imbues the coastal town of Knysna with an allure that is quite irresistible. This lagoon opens between two massive cliffs, known as The Heads. These stand tall, ...

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

Monkeyland is the worlds first free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary. Monkeyland, is unique in that the sanctuary caters for several species of primate, and they are not caged, they are free to move ...

Outeniqua Golf Course at Fancourt

Named after the Mountain that overlooks this magnificent Garden Route golfing gem, the Outeniqua Course at Fancourt is one that barely needs introduction. Of the two parklands courses offered at Fancourt, the ...

Pinnacle Point Caves

On the small headland that juts into the Indian Ocean at the very tip of Mossel Bay is a collection of caves that are not only intriguing to explore with awe-inspiring views of the ocean, but are also ...

Prince Alfred Pass

The Prince Alfred Pass is another built by the indefatigable Thomas Bain, between 1860 and 1867. It was to be one of his biggest challenges, as the road cut through dense forest and climbs 700 metres in just ...

The Links at Fancourt

Gary Player, who has been a part of the design team since the original courses at Fancourt, came on board to add the Links in 2000 and has gone on to say The Links is perhaps his greatest achievement as a ...

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