4 Hostels in Wilderness, South Africa

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Wilderness, South Africa. You can choose from 4 Wilderness hostels. In total, there are 6 cheap places to stay in Wilderness such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.


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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 are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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. To help you make friends with Wilderness before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Wilderness from Dolphin Point

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

FAQ about Wilderness Hostels

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Your Packing List for Wilderness

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Wilderness and South Africa.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Wilderness