Wilderness Tourism

Wilderness (Afrikaans: Wildernis) is a seaside town on the Garden Route of the southern Cape in South Africa. It is situated a short distance east from the city of George, on the N2 down the Kaaiman's River Pass. It is known for its long white sand beach and lagoons. The town caters mostly to holiday-makers and is situated directly on the Touw River Lagoon. The town experiences an extremely mild climate, typical of the Garden Route and has little temperature variation, seldom dropping below 10 °C and above 28 °C, with year-round rainfall. The flora type is Afromontane gallery forest. The Outeniqua Choo Tjoe steam train originally ran through the town en route between George and Knysna during its years of operation. Wilderness was the home of the former State President of South Africa, P.W. Botha, until his death in 2006.


Wilderness in South Africa offers a unique experience to travellers. A gripping city on its own right, Oudtshoorn also deserves a visit. Add Oudtshoorn to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, White Shark Africa, Pinnacle Point Beach And Golf Resort. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Oudtshoorn. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Wilderness.

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Wilderness Trip Planner

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