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24 Best and Fun Things To Do In Wilderness, South Africa

This unspoilt natural area that forms part of the renowned Garden Route boasts some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery.

It also supports a vast ecosystem encompassing a wide variety of wildlife and bird species, such as the African Goshawk, Crowned Eagle, Great Crested Grebe, and Red-Knobbed Coot, to name a few.

In addition, Wilderness is covered in a diverse range of plant life that includes fynbos, a unique kind of vegetation found nowhere else in the world!

There are also a number of lakes and rivers in the area as well as several white-sand beaches, which all provide numerous opportunities for hiking and bird-watching.

If you’d like to learn more about the various activities that this stunning area has to offer, you can find a list of our top suggestions below

The 24 Most Popular Things To Do In Wilderness, South Africa

24. Let’s Fly Paragliding

3.5 ★★★★☆ (8 reviews)

Location: 320 Remskoen Street Hoekwil Wilderness

Tel:  65-138-3210

Web Address:

23. Canyon Adventures

5.0 ★★★★★ (27 reviews)

Location: Remskoen Street Hoekwil Wilderness

Tel:  72-525-8171

Web Address:

22. Kaaimansrivier

4.7 ★★★★★ (30 reviews)

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21. Outeniqua trail

4.8 ★★★★★ (31 reviews)


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Location: 48 Biesie Ave George

Tel:  74-990-3919

20. The Kaaimans Grotto

4.5 ★★★★★ (37 reviews)

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Location: Wilderness

19. Tierkop

4.6 ★★★★★ (40 reviews)

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Location: George

18. SANParks Groeneweide Hiking Trail

4.1 ★★★★☆ (77 reviews)


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Location: NMU Madiba Dr George

Tel:  44-877-1197

17. Acrobranch Garden Route

4.4 ★★★★☆ (97 reviews)

Location: Timberlake Organic Village N2 Between Wilderness and Sedgefield George

Tel:  86-999-0369

Web Address:

16. Pepsi Pools

4.7 ★★★★★ (132 reviews)

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Location: George

15. Leentjies Klip

4.5 ★★★★★ (221 reviews)

14. George Wildlife Park

4.2 ★★★★☆ (235 reviews)


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Location: N2 Kraaibosh George

Tel:  84-249-0442

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13. Victoria heights Animal and Reptile park

4.1 ★★★★☆ (317 reviews)

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Location: 69 Mountview Ave N2 George

Tel:  83-237-6686

12. wilderness beach front

4.7 ★★★★★ (396 reviews)

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11. WildX Wilderness

4.3 ★★★★☆ (565 reviews)

Location: Boven Lange Valley Wilderness

Tel:  82-066-1197

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10. Outeniqua Family Market

4.4 ★★★★☆ (1,382 reviews)

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Location: N2 George

Tel:  82-465-2952

Web Address:

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9. Peter Pharoah Art Gallery

4.3 ★★★★☆ (10 reviews)


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Location: Corner Beacon Rd. and Leila’s Lane George Rd Wilderness

Tel:  76-976-2629

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8. wilderness beach

4.8 ★★★★★ (30 reviews)

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Location: Marine Dr Wilderness

7. Dolphin Paragliding

5.0 ★★★★★ (45 reviews)

Location: 1458 Gousblom Cres Kleinkrantz Wilderness

Tel:  72-199-0622

6. Island Lake

4.3 ★★★★☆ (48 reviews)

5. Brownhooded Kingfisher Trail

4.6 ★★★★★ (77 reviews)

Location: Unnamed Rd. Wilderness

Tel:  44-877-1197

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4. Dolphin Point

4.7 ★★★★★ (128 reviews)

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Location: Wilderness

3. Half Collared Kingfisher Trail Gate (permit required)

4.6 ★★★★★ (252 reviews)

Location: District of Freedom 8573311# Waterside Road Hoekwil Wilderness

Tel:  44-877-1197

Web Address:

2. Wilderness National Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (548 reviews)

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Location: Wilderness

Tel:  44-877-1197

Web Address:

1. Map Of Africa View Point

4.5 ★★★★★ (1,693 reviews)

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Location: Hoekwil Wilderness

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Final Words:

Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Wilderness, South Africa! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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