Wilderness Things to Do
Don't miss the chance to ride the classic Outeniqua Tjoe-Choo steam train from George to Knysna. The scenery is spectacular, and the experience of riding in a classic steam train is hard to beat. The train leaves George in the morning, arrives in Knysna around noon, then returns to George in the afternoon. The round-trip makes for a long day, but...more
In the Wilderness Nature reserve you can hire canoes!It's great fun to paddle along the river with dense forest all around you! You can hear hundreds of birds singing and maybe you'll see a turtle.But be careful if you see a green water snake... We were paddeling along when my dada saw this emerald watersnake coming towards him. He wanted to take a...more
Kwalata Wilderness is one of the largest hunting ranches in South Africa's Limpopo Province (Northern Province). The whole estate covers some 50 000 acres (20 000 hectares) of prime hunting land. Kwalata lies about 300km north of the city of Johannesburg and is situated in the scenic Waterberg mountain area.more
2351 Beacon Rd, Wilderness, 6560, South Africa
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George Road, Wilderness Village, Wilderness, Western Cape, 6560, South Africa
Good for: Solo
South Street, Wilderness, 6529, South Africa
Good for: Business
Throughout South Africa
Robberies, assaults & similar occur regularly & though police do their best to provide security, it's not enough to deter criminals.
Numerous tourist have been robbed on Table Mountain.
1. Wear any jewelery inside your clothers.
2. Keep your bag close to your body & zipped tight.
3. NEVER TRAVEL ALONE /
4. AT NIGHT
5. Position yourself so you can see entrances - carpark / coach.
6. Be watchful of unusual behaviour - people standing at doors / wearing long sleeves on hot days.
7. Keep parcels to a minimum. It will help you in running away in case of trouble.
8. Do not fight to keep a grabbed bag / jewelry - it is not worth your loosing your life over!
9. Never display expensive equipment openly (phone, camera)
10. If you have to travel by trains & taxis, travel during peak hours when there's lots of people around / hire an accredited taxi /car.
11. Supervise children AT ALL TIMES. Kids go missing regularly.
12. Always check your car & parkingarea BEFORE entering, lock all doors immediately & keep locked.
13. Watch out for beggars /people at traffic lights & intersections. Many bags are stolen through open windows here.
14. NEVER SLEEP WITH OPEN, UNLOCKED DOORS /open windows without burglar bars.
15. Women & children are subjected to high rape risks in South Africa. Dress modestly to avoid attracting attention.
16. AIDS is a huge problem in SA. Practice safe sex.
17. Go to a police station where more than one policeman can be found.
18. Do not flash cash around, even in small amounts.
19. Keep you wallet protected & documents safe. Victims find themselves married to strangers without their knowllege due to Identification fraud.
20. Watch our for fake money! (R100 notes, R5 coins)
21. ASK AROUND before going to unfamiliar areas. Locals know the areas & where it's unsafe to travel. It is better to sound stupid than to be stupid: ASK!!!
Emergency #: 11111Related to:
- Road Trip
- Family Travel
Wilderness What to Pack
How should one dress?
Luggage and bags: Luggage with wheels is always a good idea, wherever you are travelling.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Some ideas:
Light coloured clothing that doesnt absorb the sun as much as dark clothing. If you're going on safari, pack comfortable walking shoes and khaki, brown or beige casual clothes.
Long-sleeved shirts and trousers will help protect you against the sun and insect bites.
A cap/hat that covers your head and neck.
Long socks if you are going hiking (extra protection against snakes if you come across one).
Comfortable sandals and tackies/trainers/sneakers.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun screen (Factor 35), headache tablets (from being in the car during the sun all day, may bring on a headache), and usual little things like some plasters for blisters, Tabard for the mossies (mosquitos), cotton wool, germolene etc.
Photo Equipment: Your camera, with charger, and a SOUTH AFRICAN plug extension.
Bring along the best lens you can - a zoom lens will be needed as the animals are often in the distance and may only look like tiny specks in your photos when they are developed.
Miscellaneous: Have a map of the area handy, plus a local bird, flower and tree book. For this you also need a pair of good quality binoculars
This is so that you don’t get lost, plus can appreciate all that’s around you that much more.
It is not just a place to sight-see, but a place to learn from too.Related to:
Wilderness Off The Beaten Path
While roaming the countryside on one of our walks we were attracted by a signpost that directed us to the "Map of Africa."Why would someone want to drive to a map of Africa? As the signpost told us, the Map of Africa was only 1 km to go, we decided to walk into that direction. The road lead over a hilltop where all of a sudden there was this...more
Spend a tranquil day , hiring a canoe and paddling from Wilderness lagoon up to Sedgefield. The natural beauty to be viewed along the way is absolutely breathtaking. Pack a picnic basket and stop off at one of the many landing areas along the way.The sporting enthusiasts have a wide range of sports on offer, from hiking, golfing, bowling, tennis,...more
22 Hotels in Wilderness
Wilderness Sports & Outdoors
Wings over Wilderness
You get to fly most of our beautiful sites.
Quality instruction and ALL quality equipment to use during your licence period
Basic licence course with SAPHA licence after 25 flights.
Tuition by qualified instructor.
Accommodation overlooking the sea with dolphins surfing our waves.
Full breakfast before you leave for the day.
Good discount on all new equipment you buy at the end of your courseRelated to:
- Sky Diving