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.

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...

Blokart Sailing

Blokart Sailing in Wilderness, South Africa. Strap into this nifty little 3-wheeled buggy and go sailing…on the beach! This is sailing for people who hate getting wet. It’s sailing for people who watched too many sea rescue movies as a kid. It’s sailing for anyone who loves the thrill...

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 Flights. Stop the world! I want to get off… this is the perfect way to take time out. A peaceful floating slow-time magical experience away from the drudgery of day to day life. A short drive from Wilderness and this adventure can...

Kayaking

Kayaking in Wilderness. View a list of Kayaking adventure operators in Wilderness - Dirty Boots

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...

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking in Wilderness, South Africa. In the western Cape we are privileged to have many passes through deep gorges and over mountains. The coastal terrace of the Garden Route is separated from the hinterland by a ‘wall’ of jagged mountains. Once they were deemed impenetrable, but...

Paragliding

Paragliding in Wilderness. The ridge lift on the coastal dunes near the Garden Route town of Wilderness is legendary, and there are a host of other fantastic launch sites like Map of Africa and Kleinkranz. Do a tandem flight over the sea, spotting dolphins as they frolic in the waves and whales just...

Quad Biking

Quad Biking in Wilderness. Looking for something fun to do on the Garden Route? All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are so easy to ride and so much fun they are great for short or longer trails. You can do a short scenic quad bike trail or opt for an overnight exploratory adventure quad trail near Wilderness...

Rappelling

Rapelling in Wilderness, South Africa. Rappelling in Wilderness is so much more than just a bucket list adrenalin activity. Operators here are privileged to work in some of the most beautiful, ecologically sensitive wild places in the country and are very excited to share these environments with their...

Rope Course

Rope Course in Wilderness, South Africa. Just outside the town of Wilderness, a fantastic aerial playground offers hours of fun for families and friends and anyone who feels like a physical challenge that is safe while providing that sense of edginess. Wilderness rope course has multiple obstacles,...

Segway Tours

Segway Tours in Wilderness, South Africa. Another fun adventure activity in the Wilderness area. Segway’s have taken off around South Africa since their launch here in 2001. What makes the Wilderness Segway tours special is that they take place within a national park. So while the experience...