The great thing about when one decides to visit Cape Town is that there are so many options when it comes to getting out there and exploring.

The city alone is a mecca for exploration, yet if your time is limited why not meander down the garden route in order to experience the various landscapes, people and towns this part of South Africa is famous for. Why not consider road tripping to Wilderness from Cape Town the trip is just over 400kms and takes roughly four and a half hours to get there depending on traffic.

Getting there

There really are only two ways of getting there, you could drive or take public transport. However, buses only leave during certain times. Car hire Cape Town is your best bet. With the city being so tourist friendly this really will be a breeze. Most reputable car hire companies have a branch somewhere in Cape Town most notably the airport.

Places to stay

Wild farm

Two of our volunteers taking in another breathtaking sunset from our balcony.

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This is a great place to relax and enjoy everything that is Wilderness and it isn’t far from nature and the beach. They host live music every other night which keeps the atmosphere festive and just like Wild Farm they get inundated during peak season as the garden route is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area. So bare this is mind to avoid disappointment, visit their website for more information.

Places to eat


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This is one of the more popular restaurants in Wilderness largely for the fact that they host live music every single night. So no matter what there will be something happening at Cocomo’s. They also have a tasty menu serving a wide variety of dishes including pizzas and burgers. Visit their Facebook to find out who is playing there next.

Flava Café

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This great restaurant has become a firm favorite with locals and visitors alike for its commitment to quality and service. The venue has both indoor and outside seating so one can bask in the glorious garden route sun or on chilly evenings you can sit in the cozy inside area. For more information visit their website.

Go surfing at Victoria Bay


Not far from Wilderness back towards Cape Town one will find Victoria Bay, which just happens to be one of the best surf spots in the country. If you find yourself in this part of the world with a surfboard make sure you stop over at this beach. It’s also a nice beach for the whole family to enjoy with swimming areas and lifeguards.

Something not far: Outeniqua Family Market

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If you’re looking for something to do not far from Wilderness in neighboring George why not check out the Outeniqua Family Market. Situated opposite the Garden Route Mall near the N2 makes it easy to get to if you are travelling from either Wilderness or Cape Town. The market prides itself in fresh produce, family fun and value for money. For more information visit their Facebook page.

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