Almost halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth on the internationally renowned Garden Route and nestled between mountains and golden beaches, you will find one of South Africa's most enchanting coastal destinations, the seaside village of Wilderness. Wilderness is only 25 kilometres from the well-served George Airport, gateway to the Garden Route. With its spellbinding beauty and endless beaches, it is one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in South Africa.

Idyllically situated between mountains and beaches, with a chain of tranquil lakes locked in-between, Wilderness’ surroundings are breathtakingly beautiful. Together with its rivers and lakes, surrounding lush forests and 18 kilometres of coastline, Wilderness forms part of the Garden Route National Park.


Wilderness Manor is an elegant and refined guest house overlooking the Wilderness Lagoon, in the scenic village of Wilderness. Step out of the front door and cross the road onto the boardwalk for an easy and safe stroll to golden beaches, restaurants and village shops.

Owners Gerald and JD provide upmarket, luxury accommodation and personal, but discreet service in a refined environment. Guests find Wilderness Manor a tranquil base from which to explore the idyllic surroundings of the lakes area and Garden Route towns like Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Mossel Bay, as well as Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo. A three or four night stay is ideal to explore the Garden Route.


Wilderness Manor is luxuriously decorated in an African colonial style with fine oriental rugs, heirlooms, antiques, art and collectables which contribute to a refined and stylish ambience. Relax in the spacious Guest Lounge or Reading Lounge with superb views from the balconies overlooking the lagoon.

Retire to the serenity of four stylish en-suite bedrooms: three luxury and spacious Lagoon Facing Rooms on the second floor with breathtaking views of the lagoon and one Garden Room on the ground floor with a private garden and patio.

Each bedroom at Wilderness Manor offers:
• Quiet nights with birdsong in the mornings
• En-suite bathroom with a separate bath & shower, double hand basins and heated towel rails
• White percale bed linen, towels and bathrobes
• 32” LCD TV, including selected satellite channels
• Telephone
• Hairdryer
• In-room safe
• Ceiling fan / heater
• Bar fridge
• Magazines
• Tea / coffee tray


Look forward to our Continental buffet and English breakfast served in our breakfast room, opening onto a sunny patio overlooking the indigenous forest where the Knysna Loerie often comes to feed...


Whether you are passionate about water sports, hiking, extreme adventure or animal encounters, the Garden Route and Klein Karoo has something for you.

Explore the Wilderness area by:
• Walking on endless beaches
• Hiking through breathtaking natural forests
• Canoeing up the winding Touw River
• Mountain biking on little byroads and exploring the area
• Driving through scenic mountain passes to the Karoo (a day trip)
• Playing golf at excellent golf courses, all within an hour’s drive from Wilderness
• Taking a leisurely ride on the Outeniqua Power Van up into the mountains
• Enjoy watching dolphins and whales frolicking in the ocean
• Relaxing and sunning oneself on the beautiful Wilderness beaches
(Umbrellas and beach towels available)


Wilderness Manor is not suitable for infants and children younger than 12 years of age.


4 Star Guest House



01 May 2017 - 30 September 2017: R550 per person
01 October 2017 - 09 December 2017: R750 per person
10 December 2017 - 10 January 2018: R800 per person
11 January 2018 - 30 April 2018: R750 per person


01 May 2017 - 30 September 2017: R650 per person
01 October 2017 - 09 December 2017: R900 per person
10 December 2017 - 10 January 2018: R1000 per person
11 January 2018 - 30 April 2018: R900 per person

map & directions

enquiries & reservations

397 Waterside Road, Wilderness 6560, Western Cape

Prove you are not a robot: