Hostels in Wilderness, South Africa

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Get to know Wilderness (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Wilderness.

 Forested Outeniqua Mountains

Wilderness, South Africa, home of former South African president P.W. Botha, is located sixteen kilometers east of George on the N2, which stretches almost all the way along South Africa's coast from Cape Town to Ermelo. Wilderness is in Western Cape on the Garden Route, and is home to a beautiful beach and the Wilderness National Park. Be aware that, if arriving here by coach, the coaches stop at a petrol station a few kilometers east of town with a fair walk back.

Wilderness is located at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains, which have numerous lookout points to observe whales and dolphins in the Indian Ocean. There are two estuaries here. The rivers Touw and Kaaimans both flow into the ocean via Wilderness Beach.

Accommodation is plentiful here as it is as much a destination for domestic tourists as international. Budget travelers are well catered for here, as there are a number of Wilderness, South Africa hostels offering dorm beds and camping space. The hostels in Wilderness, South Africa are also adept at putting travelers together for the various activities that are organized in Wilderness -- including boat trips to see whales and dolphins, hang gliding, abseiling, kite surfing, bird watching, forest and mountain hiking, and horse riding. Whatever your budget, Wilderness has all the bases covered and will reward a stop of several days. Wilderness, South Africa hostels are also a useful base to meet up with other travelers and share ideas and information for onward travel. Wilderness is well served by the backpackers' Baz Bus as well as local public transport from the towns of George and Knysna.

Wilderness hosts a large number of restaurants and cafes, but should you want to self-cater, Wilderness, South Africa hostels offer a guests' kitchen and there is a large supermarket in the town center.

Wilderness is an essential stop on the Garden Route for international backpackers and it's easy to see why. A beautiful location with many activities on offer or a lovely place just to chill out for a few days -- you make the choice.

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FAQ about Wilderness Hostels

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Wilderness Beach House Backpackers Lodge is the best rated hostel for partying in Wilderness.

It offers: Bar.

Wilderness Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Wilderness, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
4 Total number of hostels
$13 Average dorm price
$12 Cheapest hostel in Wilderness
3 Party hostels in Wilderness
8 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

George (12 Km / 7 mi.)
Sedgefield (21 Km / 13 mi.)
Myoli Beach (21 Km / 13 mi.)
Garden Route (40 Km / 25 mi.)
Knysna (43 Km / 27 mi.)
Mossel Bay (45 Km / 28 mi.)
Bonnievale (51 Km / 32 mi.)

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