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Wilderness is one of several stops in paradise along the Garden Route, a major tourist attraction spanning a large portion of South Africa. This coastal village is nestled against the Kaaimans River and Goukama Nature Reserve and is also bordered by the Outeniqua Mountains and Indian Ocean. The abundance of natural beauty has made Wilderness an international draw. Taking the train in would make for the most welcoming experience, and so too would a ride in via bus or car.

Living up to its name, Wilderness offers a charming paradise. Water sports such as canoeing, swimming, and surfing are available and make for an immersive experience. Opportunities to paraglide are also available for the adventurous exploring the area. Taking advantage of the views, there are a few very popular viewing points, namely Dolphin’s Point and Map of Africa. The beaches of the area create for true relaxation, and scenic drives can be made to explore outside the town.

Accommodation in Wilderness ranges from beach hostels and tented camps to lodges and cottages. Travelers can take advantage of the coastal properties or head further inland when deciding where to stay. Be sure to check out the interactive map of Wilderness for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.