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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