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Wilderness Beach house
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Wilderness is quiet, yes. But there's a really nice BP close to the wonderful beach.
I recommend taking surf lessons!!!
Eat the homemade pizza!
Enjoy the delicious breakfast!!!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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Thank Roman M
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Reviewed December 28, 2011

This was one of the most beautiful places i've ever seen. Amazing ocean views for a super small price. Its hard to believe this is just a backpackers lodge. Every morning and evening we walked a quick 5 minutes down to the beach and collected shells or took a dip in the Indian ocean (which was so much warmer than my dip in the Atlantic a few days prior! eee). The evening bon fires and home made pizzas were unreal. It was very clean and our room had the most perfect little balcony to sit outside with a drink and stare at the ocean. I'll never forget this place and would love to go back one day, South Africa why are you so far away from me!? :(

Stayed: January 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 18, 2011

Heard about the Beach House Wilderness by stumbling across it on Trip advisor, booked a trip up the Garden route and stayed here for 1 night on route to other destinations.
This Backpackers takes things to another level with its comfort, views and hospitality!
As for the homemade Pizza which have been commented on before..... well I got to try these for my self and they are amazing!
If you are driving through wilderness or planning a trip up the garden route, you simply have to book in for a stay, if you fail to do so, you will be passing away an incredible experience.
My girlfriend and I will most definitely be back, except for a longer stay!

Thanks for the memory,
Etienne & Lucia

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 9, 2011

This 'backpackers' is literally one of the most beautiful and friendly places I have ever been to. The staff are so great - they welcome you warmly and see to your every need. The rooms are wonderful and clean, with beautiful views and verandas attached to them. There is pizza at night (cooked in the oven outside and totally delicious) and the bar is a relaxed and vibey place to chill and meet other travellers. I cannot rate this place highly enough - do yourself a favour and check it out!

Room Tip: Rooms upstairs are quieter (the dorms) and the couples rooms are DIVINE!!
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 25, 2011

It is def. the best place to stay at the gardenroute, it is cheap, clean , with the best and most frendly crew working i ever saw ! Enny is the good hard of this place and the 180 degris look over the bay is fantastic !
coming back here every year!

Room Tip: It is simply the best on gardenroute
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 16, 2011

The Wilderness Beach House has a wonderful view to the see.
Breakfast tastes good. At night there is a very fantastic bar with pool, and a comfortable fireplace. The people are quite nice and everyone's producing good atmosphere. A walk about five minutes to the beach is rentable. It's really clean and incredible wide. Take the chance for a nightwalk at the beach too!
Near the Beach House there are good restaurants. I got 600 g Spareribs with an awesome sauce for just 95 Rand ;) Eat it!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Alex_The_Great_89
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Reviewed November 13, 2011

I had heard about the views and the good hospitality of this place in the Wilderness and picked this place for our one night stay based on this. However when we arrived it seems there was a lot of construction going on in the main house so I really don't think they should have been open during this time as it was a bit all over the place.

Our room in an outside cabin was filthy and encouraged all sorts of bugs etc to come inside. An electric heater was smashed on the wall with fibres hanging out in the bathroom. I know its for backpackers and that's fine but I've stayed in backpackers in Asia that were cleaner. Annie was very nice and I really think it could be a good backpacker spot if they went on cleaning spree and fixed a few things. It really would be worth it!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank irish_koala_bear
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Address: Western Road, Wilderness, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
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Ranked #9 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Wilderness
Price Range: $17 - $29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8

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