Wilderness National Park

Wilderness National Park / Garden Route

Wilderness National Park is situated in the heart of the Garden Route, South Africa. It is a fascinating combination of rivers, lakes, estuaries and beaches, unfolding against the backdrop or lush forests and imposing mountains. During spring, the area is beautifully blanketed by a kaleidoscope of colourful blossoms, further enhancing its profound beauty.

Visitors to Wilderness can spot five types of Kingfisher, the Grey Heron and Little Egret and the brightly coloured Knysna Loerie in the forest. This area is also known for the Knysna Seahorse and Pansy Shell.

Wilderness is not only an area of natural beauty it is also an exciting playground for both young and old. Enjoy fantastic Dolphin and Whale sightings from Dolphin Point, hire a canoe or bicycle and explore the area, go abseiling, kloofing and paragliding, boating, fishing and hiking.
Visitors can follow the many nature trails winding through the densely forested areas and along tranquil rivers, spend time at the bird hide or simply enjoy star gazing whilst camping alongside the river in this lush Garden Route Nature Reserve.

There are 2 rest camps and numerous camp sites for accommodation
Wilderness has an internationally proclaimed Ramsar site in the park
Enjoy activities like canoeing, hiking, birding or mountain biking
Wilderness on the Touw River is part of Garden Route National Park in South Africa