PROPERTY NEWS - If you’re looking to settle down somewhere along the Garden Route, Wilderness is a choice you could never go wrong making. Nestled against the picturesque Outeniqua and Swartberg mountains, Wilderness is a town both perfect for both holiday makers and permanent residents looking for a slice of peace and quiet. Only 15 km east of George and even closer to the Kaaimans River and the Goukamma Nature Reserve, it offers breathtaking ocean views, white, sandy beaches and an abundance of nature and adventure.
This quaint, seaside town offers a relaxed atmosphere second to none. Filled with small, privately owned coffee shops spilling over onto pavements, restaurants with open decks or patios, small shops scattered throughout the town that provide you with all the basics, and a weekly market in the square featuring a live one-man band, Wilderness is the epitome of small-town charm. To continue its tradition of a relaxed and quiet town, fines have been issued to people who have violated certain noise and air pollution levels.
Residents are particularly proud of the area’s natural beauty. Indigenous fauna and flora can be found no matter where you are in the Wilderness, with majestic views available at almost every turn.
While quiet, Wilderness doesn’t lack fun and adventure. Home to both a lagoon and the Serpentine River, it’s the perfect spot for for water sports, mountain biking, horse riding and hiking. A popular outdoor activity amongst locals and tourists, is the hike to the Woodville Big tree. Estimated to be over 850 years old, this yellowwood is 31 metres high and has incredibly big branches, adding something special to the trail. There is also the scenic Kaaimans River Railway Bridge which has become world renowned as a much-favoured spot for photography.
The family and holiday properties for sale in Wilderness are often sought-after, sprawling waterside mansions with exquisite, nature-filled views.