In and around Wilderness

Wilderness, nestled between the wooded foothills of the Outeniqua Mountain and a vast expanse of golden beach, truly embodies the best of the Garden Route in South Africa


Nature has blessed Wilderness with a pleasant, temperate climate; it is unique in Africa as the only area in which rainfall occurs throughout the year. And, to cap it all, most of our rain falls at night! It’s the ideal climate for a visit – at any time of the year!

Dolphins and whales visit our shores to calve from July to November every year.

Wilderness also has a great number of craftsmen and women in the area. Their work is often for sale and the tourist can pick up many bargains at the monthly craft markets, held in the middle and end of the month. This and many other interesting aspects of the town add to it’s rustic charm

Enjoy the many scenic drives in and around Wilderness. Take a drive to the viewpoint at the Map of Africa or experience the Seven Passes road.

Hiking Trails
Bosbok trail, Brownhooded Kingfisher Trail, Giant Kingfisher Trail, Half-collared Kingfisher Trail.

Day Trips
Surrounding Wilderness is Knysna, George, Oudtshoorn and Mossel Bay.
George is only 10km west of Wilderness, Knysna about 50km from Wilderness on the N2 a beautiful 40-minute drive through the Garden Route’s “Lake District”.

  • Mossel Bay is 70km from Wilderness
  • Knysna: The Heads, elephant sanctuary, waterfront
  • Plettenburg Bay: Canopy tours, Monkeyland, Robberg nature reserve
  • Oudshoorn: Cango caves, ostrich farms, wildlife ranch with cheetahs
  • Mosselbay: Bottlierskop Nature Reserve

All the above are situated within one hour from Interlaken

Canoeing, swimming, surfing, sailing, cycling, abseiling, horse riding, paragliding, deep-sea or surf- and rock fishing, canopy tours, helicopter rides, Choo-tjoe steam train, birding, picnics, golf and bungy jumping.
Wilderness is the mecca for paragliding.

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  • About Interlaken

    Situated above Island Lake in Wilderness, lies Interlaken Guest House.
    Offering unsurpassed views, Interlaken’s well-appointed suites lead on to sun-splashed decks which overlook both Lake and Mountain.

    Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for Five Consecutive Years

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    Interlaken Guest House is not suitable for children under the age of 12.

    No pets allowed.

    Our rates include breakfast.

    A single supplement is charged.

    A 50% deposit of the total amount is required when booking.

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