Wilderness

Wilderness

Map of Africa Wilderness

The Map-of-Africa is an extraordinary viewpoint at Wilderness Heights. Wilderness is situated approximately 15km from George, driving on the N2 highway towards Knysna.
Having traveled this road several times, I can vow it is very likely that you will see paragliders just as you have passed the Kaaimans River Bridge.

The bright and colourful paragliders, soaring against the open blues skies, make a beautiful picture.
The Wilderness turn-off to the left, takes you to the road that leads to Wilderness Heights. Just follow the road to the T-junction and turn left again.

An information board shows the direction to Map-of-Africa. The last stretch to the view point is gravel road, but is very well maintained. This is a popular view point and a long row of cars are parked to the side of the road over a weekend.
The views on both sides are awesome. To the right is the Map-of-Africa view point and to the left is a paragliding take-off spot.

Map-of-Africa is a spectacular scenery of mountains and forests . It is amazing how "nature has shaped" this map image of Africa. The outline is because of the way the Kaaimans River flows. What a beautiful sight!

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Hoekwil Post Office Wilderness

Hoekwil Post Office. South African Post Office or SAPO is the national postal service of South Africa and is owned by the South African government. It employs over 17,000 people and operates more than 2,400 postal outlets throughout the country.

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Brown Hooded Kingfisher Trail

Brown Hooded Kingfisher Trail is situated close to Island Lake and enters the indigenous forest. This is a mild 2km walk to the waterfall. Lots of birdlife and very scenic with a fairy-like feel. Permits at SAN Parks offices.

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Rondevlei Culvert Wilderness

Reedbeds and channel between with access to open shallow water with waders. Highlights: African Purple Swamphen, Little Grebe, Pearl Throated Swallow, Bokmakierie, Orange Throated Longclaw, African Stonechat, African Fish Eagle, Levaillants Cisticola

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The Cape Dune Molerat Trail Wilderness

The hiking distance of the trail is approximately 8 km and takes about 2- 4 hours complete. The hike in terms of difficulty is average. Enjoy the lakes, fynbos, dunes, bird and animal life. Pack a picnic bascket for a perfect sundowner.

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Malachite Birdhide Wilderness

The Malachite Kingfisher hide is situated on the northern shore of Langvlei (lake) and is accessible via a sturdy boardwalk. A great variety of water birds can be viewed here. Parking for several at entrance.

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Rondevlei Bird Hide Wilderness

Rondevlei Bird Hide is a rectangular wooden hide with windows on three sides and situated in reed-beds. This is one of several bird hides in the lakes area. Highlights: Seasonal roosting of African Spoonbills, Southern Pochard, Hottentot Teal, Pied and Malachite Kingfisher.

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