Garden Route, South Africa

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Wilderness is renowned for it tranquil sea and beach which stretches for a few kilometres without interruption. This small seaside town has become a Internationally sought after holiday destination and it is clear to understand why… It is surrounded by many rivers, natural lakes, lagoons and the beach while being flanked at the back with the beautiful Outeniqua Mountains. This mix of mountains and sea makes it one of the most beautiful towns in South Africa.

The abudance of lakes, ocean and rivers makes Wilderness a fantastic destination for water sport enthusiasts, who visit here regularly. Why you might ask? A 2500 ha National Park with five rivers, five lakes, two estuaries and 18km of coastline! It is also a bird-watchers dream as many types of water birds breed here.

But Wilderness offers a long list of other activities including hiking, paragliding, horse riding, mountain biking, scenic drives, fishing, boating and kayaking. The options are extensive – just enquire at your nearest travel desk.

Accommodation for any taste and budget is available in this beautiful town, but since it is such a popular destination during peak times especially, it is advised to book well in advance.




Fairy Knowe Backpackers

Fairy Knowe Backpackers is located in the breathtakingly beautiful town of Wilderness, part of the Garden Route. It is located a short distance outside the central village but still in reach by walking. The allure of this backpackers is it’s location – and apart from the beautiful forest views this is also a central base for many activities in the surrounding area.

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The Wild Farm

If you are looking for laid-back accommodation set just a few minutes away from the Wilderness village, then The Wild Farm should be on the top of your list. It is situated on top of a hill with 360 degree views of the Outeniqua Mountains, Garden Route Lakes, and the warm Indian ocean. Wilderness is world renowned for its natural beauty and pristine nature.

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Eden Adventures Abseiling

Abseiling is all about using a rope and other specialised equipment to descend a cliff. The serene Kaaimans Gorge holds one of the most beautiful abseil sights you will find. You have a chance to do two 45m abseils right next to a magnificent waterfall. The first abseil is an easy one to get you used to the idea of trusting the ropes and the second one is slightly more technical, however just as exhilarating. What also makes this sight special is that you land in a canoe at the bottom. Read More

Eden Adventures Kloofing

Kloofing, also known canyoneering, is a popular summer activity. The fun starts as one negotiates one's body into a wetsuit. After kitting-up we go boulder hopping and swimming down narrow canyons with lush indigenous forest on either side. For the brave there are always the optional jumps off the cliffs into the cola coloured water below. All you need to bring is a costume, shoes or sandals that can get wet and a camera (we will carry it in a waterproof container for you).  Read More

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How Do I Book My Ticket?

To book your ticket, you must go HERE.

The Mzansi Experience offers a live booking environment to buy your tickets. It is important that you follow the correct steps to purchase your tickets, in order to be able to reserve your bus legs easily.

Buying your desired ticket is very simple. You simply go to our booking engine, select your desired ticket, provide your information required and then proceed to checkout or contact us for more information.

Our different ticket types

For your convenience, and to keep your travels within your budget, we have three different ticket types available:

Direct / Point-to-Point Ticket:

Simply book your ticket from one point to the next without hopping off in-between. Travel only within your current zone. Please note, compulsory overnight stops apply.

Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket:

Buy one ticket to travel one-way from your start to end point, with multiple stops in-between. Hop-on and hop-off at any point on this route. Or buy a return ticket to travel both ways. Please note, compulsory overnight stops apply.

Total Freedom with a Mzansi  Travel Pass

Travel in any format, in any direction and any part of  our route for the duration of your Mzansi Travel Pass. Options include 4 days, 7 days, 14 days and 21 days. Tickets are valid for the amount of days purchased after action (booking of first leg of your journey). Please note, compulsory overnight stops apply.