Wilderness bushcamp

There are numerous beautiful drives that can be undertaken from Bushcamp and it depends on the time available to you which ones you should do.

Short Drives (30min to 1 hr)

i) Take Leila's Lane behind the Wilderness hotel and proceed up the Wilderness Heights road, at the T junction turn left, past Bundu Café 30 meter further turn left and proceed till the end +- 1km to the view site of the MAP OF AFRICA . Return back to the tar road and T junction and proceed straight ahead on Whites road. This road offers beautiful views over the hilly interior +-2-3 km until it proceeds downhill into Wilderness.

ii) Take the same road up towards Wilderness Heights until it joins the historic old George - Knysna road. Here turn right on gravel road towards Knysna, then turn left on the tar road which is still the old George - Knysna road. After about 5 km watch out for the BIG TREE sign.

View a 800 year old yellowwood tree in the forest.After a short while turn right on the Rondevlei road toward the coast till you reach Langvlei at the bottom of the hill. Proceed back in the direction of the Wilderness along the lakes. Take time to visit the BIRDHIDE on Langvlei.

Longer Drives (2 day)

i) Millwood Gold Mine - Knysna
Pack a picnic basket and take the old George - Knysna Road, visit the Millwood gold fields and proceed toward Knysna. Return by tar road.

ii) Sedgefield/Knysna and Noetzie Castles
Take a drive to Swartvlei beach, Buffels bay, Knysna, Noetzie, which is famous for its castles.

iii) Robberg Nature Reserve - Plettenberg Bay
Visit the Robberg nature reserve in Plettenberg Bay.

Inland Day Drives
i) Wilderness / Oudtshoorn / Cango / Caves
Try and leave no later than 10 a.m. and visit Oudstoorn and the famous Cango Caves. The caves ,a national monument is a great place of natural beauty, and natures underground gallery.

On the way to the caves pay a visit to the crocodile farm and the Cango Wildlife Ranch to experience cuddling tame cheetahs.

ii) Wilderness / George / Oudtshoorn / Prince Albert
Leave no later than 9 a.m. and proceed to Oudsthoorn. Otherside Oudsthoorn on the Cango caves road (R328) follow the road over the spectacular Swartberg pass towards the very interesting town of Prince Albert.

Have Lunch and proceed back thru Meiringspoort towards De Rust and Oudsthoorn on the R407 till it joins he N12. Otherside of De Rust buy some sweet wine from Domein Doornkraal before heading back to the Bushcamp.

iii) Wilderness / George / Avontuur / Knysna
Leave the Bushcamp, go through George and over the Outeniqua Pass and proceed towards (N9) the Langkloof. Once you reach Avontuur (+- 1hour from George), turn right on the R340 towards the Prince Alfred Pass.

The distance from here to Knysna is approximately 90 km over some spectacular scenery. If you have bicycles - you can go downhill for +- 12 km towards the Vlugt.

If you like nature and mountain biking this is a must - DEON BING'S FAVORITE.

Wilderness Bushcamp
Wilderness Bushcamp

Overnight drives For the Hardcores

Wilderness / Die Hel / Wilderness
This is our favourite.
Take your time and leave no later than 9 a.m. Proceed as if you are going to Prince Albert. Make sure to buy or take meat and the necessary food and drink with you as you are going on a great experience. If you feel sorry for your car do not consider this trip.

Book a restored house from Nature Conservation or if you have a tent you can camp.
(not recommended in winter).

Wilderness / Baviaanskloof / Wilderness
Leave early on the N2 towards Port Elizabeth. At Humansdorp turn left on the R330 towards Hankey and Patensie. Fill you car here, buy the necessary food and proceed towards the Baviaaanskloof. From here, among some magnificent scenery after 3 hrs you will reach Geelhoutbos the overnight Rest camp of the Parks board.

Make sure about blankets etc.The next morning proceed towards Willowmore and back to Wilderness.

Wilderness bushcamp Wilderness bushcamp

Tel Anne Pfaff at +2744 877 1168 or email:

Wilderness Bushcamp, Wilderness, Garden Route, South Africa offers 3 STAR comfortable, affordable Self catering
accommodation overlooking Wilderness beach and lagoon, centrally situated in the Garden Route within
easy driving distance of Knysna, Outshoorn, Plettenberg Bay and Mossel Bay.
Star Grading by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.