Things to do

Villa Paradiso is a few meters from the serene lagoon with its easy access to the Indian Ocean and its pristine beaches on our doorstep.

The seemingly endless white sand is an invitation to hours of lazy sunbathing or, if you prefer, long, companionable walks taking in the glories of nature.

Wilderness is centrally located making it an ideal base from which you can explore the lakes area and nearby Garden Route towns like Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Mossel Bay and Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo. A three or four night stay is ideal to explore the area.


A short distance east of George along the Garden Route coastline, one will find the seaside village of Wilderness. Set between the Kaaimans River and the Goukamma Nature Reserve, and nestled between the Outeniqua Mountains and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Wilderness’ surroundings are breathtakingly beautiful.

Renowned for its spectacular beauty and long stretches of golden beaches, Wilderness has become an internationally sought-after holiday destination.

Wilderness is surrounded by many rivers and natural lakes, making it a great spot for water sport enthusiasts.

Wilderness is home to many types of wildlife, in particular birds. Many types of water birds breed here, making it an ideal destination for bird watchers. Wilderness is an eco-tourist’s paradise with nature showing off its best.


The village itself offers the discerning diner several restaurants offering a variety of tasty cuisines in informal settings, anything from craft beer, pizza and burgers to somewhat more sophisticated fare for those wanting that special something.


There are many activities within easy reach for the adventure-seeking visitor, including bicycles, paragliding and canoes for rent to explore the many quaint corners of the village.


The Garden Route is known as the Golfing mecca of South Africa, with no less than 12 golf courses within an hour's drive from Wilderness.