Things to do in Wilderness

Wilderness offers something for everyone!  From eating out at a range of fine restaurants to browsing art galleries to shopping at boutiques and night markets to sports and adrenalin activities or simply enjoying miles of pristine beaches and sipping sundowners, you can have it all.

Four of the best golf courses in South Africa are within a 50km radius, the closest being the world famous Fancourt in George which is a mere 25 km from IdylWilde. 

Victoria Bay and Buffalo Bay  have some of the best surfing and are close enough to enjoy as a day outing from our guesthouse.  Wilderness also provides the perfect base to explore all that the Garden Route has to offer.  The Southern Cape Lake Area area has an abundance of bird life, and it’s worth staying a few extra nights in order to explore the nearby Garden Route towns, including Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, each offering their own attractions.  Day safaris are also very popular and are situated in Oudtshoorn and Mossel Bay. Wilderness Tourist Information is 100m from IdylWilde. 

The following list is a small preview of some of the activities available. 

Further information is available in the rooms or on request.


  • Magnificent hiking trails
  • Trail running routes
  • Cycling routes
  • Garden Route Trail Park (for single track cycling)
  • Perdepoort Horse Riding
  • Have a beach day
  • Canoeing
  • Incredible Mountain Views
  • Paragliding
  • Visit the Friday night market
  • Pharoah Art Gallery
  • The Big Tree
  • Picnics
  • Touw River Cruise
  • Whale and Dolphin Tours
  • Epic Surfing
  • Wilderness National Park
  • World Famous Golf Courses in close proximity
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sea and lagoon Fishing
  • Diving
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayak Tours
  • Quad Biking
  • Para-Gliding (and courses), micro-light flips
  • Hiking Trails
  • Abseiling
  • Scenic Flights
  • Water Skiing
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Cango Caves
  • Tree-Top Canopy Tours

Contact us:

Tel: +27 (0)84 941 4183


354 Krantz Lane
Wilderness, 6560
South Africa


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