Wilderness Beach
Wilderness Beach
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,445 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
The beach at Wilderness stretches almost 9 km all the way to Kleinkrantz. It is, as it were, cut in two by the Touw river estuary. Here you have to cross a bridge and walk along the highway for a bit. Overall the beach is very well maintained. Garbage is collected and there are quite a few dustbins. Most visitors do not make a mess. The water is clean as well. If there is a lot of wind, it is not pleasant to swim, but to walk along the beach is great at all times. There is a rescue service. I felt secure, even after dark.

It is not always clear where you can access or exit the beach. Directly west of the Touw estuary -after a parking lot with public access- there are only private access and exit points at villa's for almost 2 km. I walked up at several of these, only to end up at somebody's garden or for a closed door.
Written December 7, 2021
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Katherine
Manchester, UK523 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
It was only a flying visit but to spend a good 30mins on the beach and in the sea was amazing. To watch the waves were beautiful.

Can understand why no one is swimming its so dangerous in the water the current and under current was strong.

If you are in the area you need to stop and take the views in.
Written November 11, 2023
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Yeukai M
Cape Town, South Africa42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
What a gorgeous and clean beach. You can take a really good walk on this stretch and feel very safe. It is littered with lifeguards on duty which is always reassuring.

A great spot for a family outing.
Written November 29, 2018
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Jonathan M. Matter
Johannesburg, South Africa125 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
The beach is beautiful & well maintained. It is very clean compared to other beaches we have been. It is inviting for a walk at any given time during the day. Fantastic experience.
The many dogs however were a bit confusing, since there are countless signs that prohibit dogs on the beach.
Written May 28, 2018
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Kalkan White
Kalkan, Türkiye11,098 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Wow, this beach is stunningly beautiful. We walked the whole length which took 2 hours. Maybe 50 people on the whole beach? Golden sands & with very little commercial development.
Written January 29, 2024
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Cynthia F
Cape Town Central, South Africa28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
This beach has got to be one of the best beaches in the Western Cape. Absolutely stunning. Lovely beach for walking or running on or sitting and the waves are really lovely
Written March 1, 2021
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Fatima I
Cape Town Central, South Africa327 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
Visited with a tour group and thoroughly enjoyed the beach. Beautiful and clean. Gorgeous sunsets and not too many people at any one time
Written December 25, 2020
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Spencer007
Englefield Green, UK123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
The combination of lovely sand, crashing waves and miles of uninterrupted beach make this one of the most wonderful places to visit if you want to experience the South African coast. Add wave surfers to the mix and this is a great place to spend a few days by the sea offering a wide range of ‘on the beach’ accommodation opportunities.
Written March 11, 2020
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BrianBBriighton
Brighton and Hove, UK118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Endless sand and ocean, looking North or South, Wilderness beach is split apart by the mouth of the Touw river. It is also bridged by the N2 Highway and a defunct narrow gauge railway. Tends to be principally windy but lovely to walk at any time of day.
Written February 12, 2020
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Bruce G
Moscow, Russia299 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Crossed by two bridges, one a highway, the other a tiny gauge railway, the Wilderness Beach is dissected by the Touwsriver Mouth, in Wilderness. We were housed just a little way east at the Mes Amis Guesthouse.

We were able to see this sight from the bridge as we traversed the watery path to the sea by road! The surrounding countryside is quite interesting for most types of wildlife… y'know… homeowners, tourists as well as indigenous species as birds and legged things that growl and bite!Lovely to experience and drive through as we did on our trip to Cape Town itself!
Written February 3, 2020
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