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Wilderness

The Wilderness is situated a few kilometers east of George on the famous Garden Route.

This area was once regarded as a sleepy hollow but is fast becoming one of the more popular areas to visit.

With unparalled beaches that stretch for miles & miles as well as excellent restaurants in the area and a very good selection of accommodation, you must make time to stay and relax in the atmosphere of its friendly residents.

Access to many of the Garden Route activities is a short drive away and for the golf enthusiast, there are a number of world class courses in the area.

The climate is wonderful all year round, temperatures hardly ever dropping below 12C. The average rainfall is around 700mm, spread all year round, meaning that the winters are as warm and sunny as the summertime.

Renowned for it tranquil sea and beaches which stretch on forever, Wilderness has become a Internationally sought after holiday resort. Wilderness is also surrounded by many rivers and natural lakes and lagoons. This makes it a great spot for water sport enthusiasts, who flock there regularly. There is 2500ha National Park with five rivers, five lakes, two estuaries and 18km of coastline. Wilderness sports many types of wildlife, in particular birds. Many types of water birds breed here and this makes it ideal for bird-watchers.

The many other types of recreation include hiking, dolphin and whale-watching, hang-gliding, paragliding, horse riding, mountain-biking, scenic drives, Wilderness Lakes Art Route, day tours, ferry cruises, angling, boating and other water sports. Wilderness also has a great number of craftsmen and women in the area.

There work is often for sale and the tourist can pick up many bargains at the monthly craft markets, held in the middle and end of the month. This and many other interesting aspects of the town add to it's rustic charm. A place that must be visited by any tourist in the Garden Route, it truly is a place of timeless beauty.