The Wilderness Hotel / Wellness Spa Resort

We invite you to come and experience The Wilderness Hotel, one of the Garden Route’s oldest and best-loved hotels, situated on the beautiful Southern Cape coastline of South Africa.

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We invite you to come and experience The Wilderness Hotel, one of the Garden Route’s oldest and best-loved hotels, situated on the beautiful Southern Cape coastline of South Africa.
Steeped in a grand tradition with old-style charm and featuring modern facilities, it is an ideal honeymoon spot, family hotel and an excellent destination for both the tourist and business traveler alike.
The 150-bedroom property boasts a beauty spa, two swimming pools, a bowling green, two tennis courts, a squash court as well as banqueting halls, for the perfect wedding reception, and conference rooms, the largest of which can accommodate up to 300 delegates in cinema-style.

Wilderness itself is a seaside town in the heart of the Garden Route, situated a short distance east of George, along the N2 at the bottom of the Kaaiman’s River Pass. It is known for its long white sandy beach and lagoons.
The town experiences a mild climate with year-round rainfall and temperatures seldom drop below 10°C or rise above 28°C.The Wilderness Hotel is about a 45-minute drive to both Mossel Bay (west) and Knysna (east), and a little less than an hour to Oudtshoorn, further inland, so it’s perfectly placed for tour groups and individuals who want a base from which to explore the region.

A Brief History
Steeped in a grand tradition with old-style charm and featuring modern facilities, the Wilderness Hotel is an ideal honeymoon spot, family hotel and an excellent destination for both the tourist and business traveler alike.
The Wilderness Hotel is centrally situated along the Garden Route and is about a 45-minute drive to both Mossel Bay (west) and Knysna (east), and a little less than an hour to Oudtshoorn, further inland, so it’s perfectly placed for tour groups and individuals who want a base from which to explore the region.

The city of George is about a 10-minute drive from our front door and the airport is another 10 minutes further on.

The Garden Route and Klein Karoo areas are two of the hotel’s greatest attractions and are a mecca for sport and adventure activities.
Wilderness itself is part of the unfenced Garden Route National Park and has some of its most popular walks and trails.

The village nestles between the Kaaimans River and the Wilderness National Park with the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean forming a natural border to the north and south, respectively. The area is appreciated for its green beauty and romantic lagoon as well as its golden beaches that continue to the horizon.
Wilderness has gained a reputation as an internationally sought after holiday destination. From as early as the 1800’s, Wilderness was renowned for its hospitality and incredible natural beauty.

At the time, a small stone farmhouse was the only structure in the area and through this, the legend of “Wilderness hospitality and goodwill” was created.

A boarding house was established in the old farmstead, which was upgraded to the Wilderness Hostel in 1924 and its reputation further developed from the 1930’s through to the end of the 1950’s.

Later came the Karos Wilderness Hotel until 2001 when it was operated by Protea Hotels and became known as the Protea Hotel Wilderness Resort.

Since 2008 the hotel has suffered a stormy period but has now come full circle and is once again known as The Wilderness Hotel.

During its time Wilderness has played host to many a celebrity and was a stop-over point for Princess Elizabeth during the Royal visit to South Africa in the 1940’s. In the late 1930’s, the Hotel was the location for the meetings of an organisation that today has become known as South African Tourism.

As a bastion of the South African hospitality industry, it is with great pleasure that the management and staff look forward to welcoming you to this historic location.

Our Facilities
The Wilderness Hotel offers a variety of sports and recreational activities, from swimming and tennis to yoga, pilates and a children’s play area. Choose whatever takes your fancy!

Swimming
Tennis
Squash
Gym
Mountain Biking
Chess
Putt Putt
Bowls
Play Area

The Wilderness Hotel invites you to spend some quality time at our Wellness Centre and Spa, indulging your senses and enhancing your overall well-being.
The Centre offers custom therapies such as Hydrotherapy, including the ancient art of Rasul, a treatment using mineral-rich mud along with heat and steam, targeting all 5 senses and providing the ultimate balance between mind, body and soul.

The Spa’s traditional treatments include facials, massage therapies and body treatments such as manicures, pedicures and seaweed slimming wraps. We stock Clarins and Environ products.

Opening Times
May to August
Monday to Saturday: 08:00 to 19:00
Sunday: 09:00 to 17:00
September to April
Monday to Saturday 08:00 to 20:00
Sunday: 09:00 to 17:00
We are open on all Public Holidays except for the 25th and 26th December and 1st January.

Our Loerie Restaurant, which is located on the first floor of The Wilderness Hotel, is open throughout the day and serves a delicious and varied menu for hearty breakfasts, delightful lunches and scrumptious dinners.

Our a la carte menu features starters such as Venison Carpaccio and Coconut Encrusted Prawns; main courses include Fresh Line Fish and Portuguese Baby Chicken, all served with fresh, seasonal vegetables; and for dessert, enjoy Creme Brulee or Home-made Gelato.

To make your reservation, please contact us on +27 (0)44 877 1110 to book your table.

Breakfast Buffet
The Wilderness Hotel offers a Continental or Full English Breakfast, so please join us for delicious start to your day. We serve breakfast every morning from 07h00 to 10h00 at only R145 per person.

Sunday Buffet Lunch
The Wilderness Hotel offers a hearty Sunday Buffet Lunch that is ever more scrumptious each week, so you don’t want to miss out!
Join us every Sunday from 12:30 to 15:00 for an appetising lunch at R180 per person.

We offer a discounted price for seniors over 70 and children under 12.

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