Wilderness National Park, Wilderness

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Traverse the scenic hiking trails of Wilderness National Park, a scenic landscape that surrounds the eponymous town and forms part of the famed Garden Route. Established in 2009, the park boasts a series of lakes, rivers, and picturesque forest scenery. Pitch a tent at one of the campsites, enjoy a lakeside picnic, or explore the area on a bike. If you're short on time, you can go canoeing on the rushing river, and take the leafy woodland path to the waterfall. Plan to visit Wilderness National Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Wilderness attractions using our Wilderness trip planner.
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  • I can recommend the day trip to the waterfall in wilderness national park. The first part we make with canoe, ca 40 min. And then ca.40 min easy walking. At your destination you can relax, take a...  more »
  • Wildnerness National Park is a must-do when exploring Western Cape's Garden Route. There's so much to do - plenty of hiking trails (some busier than others), stunning views, birdwatching hides and...  more »
  • I’ve visited most other Sanparks locations but this was the first time in Wilderness section of the garden route national park. Beautiful park, sparkly clean river, stunning lakes and neat camp with.....  more »
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  • Love this place, so much to do and see both here and in the area. A real treat for nature lovers.
  • Will definitely visit again. Stunning waterfall at end of hike
  • Awesome experience. Be prepared for 2.5 hour return hike. Comfy shoes.
  • Love the quietness of the area. However can be very busy in season. Staff very helpful
  • Not our best Sanparks experience, ablutions weren’t cleaned up to standards, pay for hiking, pay for riversite, pay for electricity, pay per canoe, wow, they are milking it. Wind were horrendous with several tents blown to pieces. Beautiful beautiful area, but the costs are too high.
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