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“Fantastic River Camping” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wilderness National Park

Wilderness National Park
Wilderness, South Africa
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4-Day Garden Route Tour from Cape Town
Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Wilderness
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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Cape Town
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Fantastic River Camping”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

A great and well run SANPARKS campsite situated on the Touw river in the Garden Route National Park. River view sites are the best , not overcrowded , ablutions well kept and an awesome river on your doorstep. Chalets too! All round great experience with birds galore. Wilderness village down the road has some great restaurants too.

Visited January 2014
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Lahr, Germany
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“Half Collard Kingfisher Trail”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We did this in general very nice walk up to the waterfall at wet weather conditions. So, it was very slippery and partly also muddy. We are sure we would have loved this trail more at dry weather conditions.
The sideway via the stepping stones goes through real jungle/rain forest. This part seems to require some maintenance; the jungle has taken over again.
Very good marking of the trails. And yes, we saw birds inclusive of the Knysna Loerie. But you need to invest time to spot them.

Visited January 2014
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Global African
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“wonderful place to visit with varied habitats”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We have never stayed here but still want to.
This National Park has many parts and is unusual iun that you do not need to make a reservation to be a day visitor. In many parts of the park you can also be a day vistor at no charge.

Wonderful views, trails (easy & tough), walks and nature exploration. Small fauna and lots of flora.
Places to relax and absorb the views and atmosphere, place to picnic, lots of bird hides.
Sea, rivers, lakes, mountains, fynbos, beaches. Something for everyone.

Visited December 2013
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Pretoria, South Africa
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“Great Hiking Trail”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This was our first, and most definitely NOT our last visit to the Wilderness National Park. For a small fee, you can enjoy a 3.3km hike which ends at a gem of a waterfall. The path is well maintained, and some information is given about the local flora. I should note however that the hike could be quite strenuous for those who have joint problems or are not too fit, though there are enough benches along the pathway for those who tire easily. Be sure to start the hike bright and early to avoid the influx of the campers and other tourists who want to sunbathe by the waterfall.

Visited December 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We just loved the weather, the beaches & the town was spectacular! 2 Thumbs up for the friendless of the people too :)

Visited December 2013
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