As far back as the late 1800s the reputation of Wilderness with its natural bounty of rivers and lakes and intrinsic peace and tranquillity, ideal for seaside holidays, was laid in a little stone farmhouse.
Today the romantic seaside resort of Wilderness lies 15 km east of George between the Kaaimans River in the west and the Goukamma Nature Reserve in the east, bordered by the Outeniqua Mountains in the north and the Indian Ocean in the south.
Wilderness offers the the visitor 18 km of Southern Cape coastline surrounded by a national lake area with five lakes and two estuaries,
The Wilderness National Park is a charming world of lakes, rivers, fens, estuaries and beaches which gently unfolds against a backdrop of lush forest and lofty mountains.
The charm of Wilderness is its other-worldliness; its sense of being cut off by its boundaries of sea and forest from the hectic workday world.
It is an ideal base to explore the Garden Route being close to George, Sedgefield, Goukamma Nature Reserve, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and the Tsitsikamma National Park.