Wilderness Adventures

Wilderness Adventures, a list of things to do.

From abseiling and canyoning to hot-air ballooning and quad biking.

11 km from George, Wilderness is the first town you come to where you realize why this 200 km scenic drive is called The Garden Route.  Nestled amongst thickly wooded hills, startlingly green and verdant, and flanked by one of South Africa’s largest lake systems, Wilderness - as its name suggests - is a nature-lovers paradise. Wave action generates tendrils of sea mist…

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Wilderness Adventures, a list of things to do.

From abseiling and canyoning to hot-air ballooning and quad biking.

11 km from George, Wilderness is the first town you come to where you realize why this 200 km scenic drive is called The Garden Route.  Nestled amongst thickly wooded hills, startlingly green and verdant, and flanked by one of South Africa’s largest lake systems, Wilderness - as its name suggests - is a nature-lovers paradise. Wave action generates tendrils of sea mist that hangs above endless golden beaches. The flood plain of the Touws River forms a series of picturesque lakes, the distinguishing feature of Wilderness. The Outeniqua Mountains, mauve in the distance, completes the perfect frame. Rare jewel coloured birds flash amongst the creeper-draped trees- over 300 species of birds have been identified here-and pods of dolphins are often spotted frolicking in the surf.

With this abundance of unspoilt nature, Wilderness is a wonderful base for outdoor adventurers, nature lovers and thrill seekers. Whether you enjoy the beauty from above while enjoying a tandem paragliding flight or from below as you penetrate the cliff sided labyrinths of rivers and waterfalls in a canoe, Wilderness is a place where your adventure dreams can come true.

Activity List

Wilderness Adventures

Abseiling

Abseiling Adventures in Wilderness. Abseiling is one of the most popular extreme sports in the world - it fits all the criteria for that wonderful golden buzz you get after doing something that pushes your safety boundaries. But abseiling in Wilderness is equally about the stunning scenery which adds...

Acrobranch

Acrobranch in Wilderness, Garden Route - A fun family adventure! If you’ve been inspired to find your inner Tarzan by the beautiful indigenous forests of the Garden Route, then why not head to Wilderness Acrobranch. With 29 challenging aerial obstacles to make your way through, Acrobranch...

Canoeing

Canoeing in Wilderness - Guided paddling trips. Wilderness is home to one of the Garden Route National Parks most important assets; its coastal lake system. These tranquil waterways (there are five lakes), fringed by dense indigenous forests and reeds and rushes, can be fully appreciated from a...

Canyoning

Canyoning in Wilderness, South Africa - Kloofing trips. Inland from the coastal town of Wilderness, the impressive range of the Outeniqua Mountains begin to climb. For millennia the streams that arise in these mountains have been making their way down to the sea slowly cutting deep serpentine riverbeds...

Cliff Jumping

Cliff Jumping in Wilderness, South Africa. If you have an explorer’s heart and love getting out and about into nature’s more unusual environments, Wilderness cliff jumping is for you. Deep in the gorge of the Kaaimans River multiple cliff jumps of varying heights are possible. If you’re...

Cycle Tours

Cycle Tours in Wilderness, South Africa. Our specialised operators provide an extensive range of cycling options in the Wilderness area from trips designed exclusively for training rides to highly customised special interest cycle tours. Every sort of terrain that you could possibly have on your cycling...

Hang Gliding

Hang Gliding in Wilderness, Garden Route. Learn to hang glide in the stunningly scenic area around the town of Wilderness. Wilderness has some of the best flying conditions on the Garden Route, with fabulous ridge lift forming as the sea breezes come up against the high coastal dunes;...

Hot-Air Ballooning

Hot-Air Ballooning in Wilderness, South Africa - Balloon Rides. The launch site for Wilderness balloon flights changes depending on weather but generally feature the green and rugged hunched backs of the Outeniqua Mountains or the wide-open russet lands of the ancient Klein Karoo. A balloon flight...

Kloofing

Kloofing in Wilderness. Summertime and the kloofing is awesome. There are two fabulously scenic guided, escorted kloofing or canyoning trails near Wilderness on the Garden Route. Kloofing consists of boulder hopping, abseiling down waterfalls, jumping off cliffs into deep water and swimming through...