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23/09/2015 - 08:21

The Wilderness Hotel has a grand tradition as a honeymoon spot, a family hotel and a tourist and business destination.

It’s steeped in tradition and it’s got a warm, old-style charm, but it’s also a modern hotel with all the facilities you need.

The 150-bedroom property boasts a beauty spa, two swimming pools, a bowling green, two tennis courts, a squash court and six banqueting halls and conference rooms – the largest of which can accommodate up to 400 delegates in cinema style.

The Wilderness Hotel is situated almost in the centre of the Garden Route – it’s about 45 minutes’ drive to both Mossel Bay and Knysna, and a little less than an hour to Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo, so it’s perfectly placed for tour groups and individuals who want a base from which to explore the region.

In fact, the Garden Route and Klein Karoo area itself is the hotel’s greatest attraction. It’s a Mecca for sport and adventures: the city of George is only about 10 minutes’ drive from our front door and the airport is about 15 minutes away, and Wilderness is part of the unfenced Garden Route National Park – with some of its most popular walks and trails.

The village of Wilderness is nestled between the Kaaimans River and the Wilderness National Park. The Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean form a natural border to the North & South. Appreciated for its green beauty and romantic lagoon as well as golden beaches that continue into the horizon.

Wilderness has gained a reputation as an internationally sought after holiday destination. From as early as the 1800's, the village of Wilderness was renowned for its hospitality and the incredible natural beauty of the region. At the time a small stone farmhouse was the only structure in the area, and through this the legend of "Wilderness hospitality and goodwill" was created. A boarding house was established in the old farmstead, which later in 1924 was upgraded into the Wilderness Hostel, its great reputation was further developed as the Wilderness Hotel from the 1930's right through to the end of the 1950's. Later came the Karos Wilderness Hotel until 2001 when it was operated by Protea Hotels and known as the Protea Hotel Wilderness Resort. Since 2008 the hotel has suffered a stormy period but has now come full circle and is once again known as The Wilderness Hotel.

During its time Wilderness has played host to many a celebrity and was a stopover point for Princess Elizabeth during the Royal visit to South Africa in the 1940's. In the late 1930's the Hotel was in fact the location for the meetings of an organisation that today is known as "South African Tourism".

As a bastion of the South African hospitality industry it will be with great pleasure that the management and staff welcome you to this historic location.

15/06/2018 - 11:03

Come celebrate family time with us this Sunday, It's going to be a Father's Day Buffet to remember. Only R195pp. Served from 12h30 - 15h00. Bookings essential - 044 8771110 or send us a message to book.

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11/06/2018 - 10:34

YOU WON'T BELIEVE OUR WEEKLY LUNCH SPECIAL THIS MONTH at The Wilderness Hotel, But before you go through the menu be reminded of this old saying "We should look for SOMEONE to eat and drink with before looking for SOMETHING to eat and drink.” – Epicurus. So CONNECT, SHARE and DO LIFE this week - for business or pleasure - with our AWESOME DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS @ R75pp, served from 12 - 3 or our WAFFLE SPECIAL @ R45, served from 12 - 5. UNTIL END JUNE - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - Phone 044 - 877 1110 (Karl) Our weekly Loerie Restaurant menu:

- DIY salad bar
- Beetroot & feta salad/ Green salad
- 2 types of Quiche & Vegetarian Dish
- 1 meat
- Mushroom soup with fresh bread
- Traditional Cape Bobotie
- Provencal chicken pillard (live station)
- Waffle/crepe station

- DIY salad bar
- Chicken Caesar salad/ Biltong & butternut salad
- 2 types of Quiche & Vegetarian Dish
- 1 meat
- Bacon & pea soup with fresh bread
- Penne arabiata
- Beef roast – gravy (live station)
- Potato bake
- Waffle/crepe station

- DIY salad bar
- Asian beef noodle & Mediterranean pasta salad
- 2 types of quiche & Vegetarian Dish
- 1 meat
- Chicken & corn soup with fresh bread
- Butternut lasagne
- Build your own quesadilla (live station)
- Sweet potato chips
- Waffle/crepe station

- DIY nacho salad bar
- Greek salad/ Roasted vegetable cous cous salad
- 2 types of Quiche and Vegetarian Dish
- 1 meat
- Minestrone soup with fresh bread
- Venison potjie
- Traditional pap
- Creole roast pork carvery (live station)
- Waffle/crepe station

- DIY salad bar
- Salad nicoise/ 3 bean salad
- 2 types of Quiche and Vegetarian Dish
- 1 meat
- Potato & leek soup with fresh bread
- Malay chicken curry
- Rice pilaf
- Chimicurri Flame grilled sirloin (live station)
- Waffle/crepe station

- DIY salad bar
- Carrot & pineapple salad/ German potato salad
- 2 types of Quiche and Vegetarian Dish
- 1 meat
- Spicy tomato soup with fresh bread
- Build your own pasta line (live station)
- Waffle/crepe station

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24/05/2018 - 14:35

Let us take you back in time...remember the ole Glory Days where Sunday Hotel Buffets was a tradition...and The Wilderness Hotel or the Karos Hotel (as it was then known) was quite famous for their spread on a Sunday? Guess what? Our Chef's team is outdoing themselves and it is even better now!

Come and join us this coming Sunday (it's month end!) and experience the variety and quality.

Only R165 per person - Phone 044 - 877 1110 to book your table.

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16/05/2018 - 09:27

Back by popular demand - The Wilderness Hotel's COFFEE & CAKE SPECIAL ONLY R45-00, make every day a special occasion!

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15/05/2018 - 15:37

We boast some of the warmest winter days, the largest variety of adventure and leisure activities in the area, and a culinary feast from the village restaurants! And our WINTER SPECIALS make it even more worth it. From only R400 per person (breakfast incl) or R580 per person (Dinner, breakfast and Spa Voucher incl) it doesn't get any better! Valid until the 31st of August.

Phone us directly on 044 - 877 1110 for any inquiries.

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01/12/2017 - 13:46

Definitely the way to start December, LIVE MUSIC FROM 4PM on the deck, our NEW TASTING MENU to choose from and our popular FRIDAY CRAFT BEER HAPPY HOUR FROM 6 - 7 for just R25/draft....celebrate the good life!

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17/08/2017 - 16:37

The 4 th Thousand Sensations Craft Beer, Spirits & Food Festival returns to The Wilderness Hotel near George this September for the Garden Route’s most notable craft beer festival. Over the weekend of 15 & 16 September 40 craft brewers are to showcase more than 170 handcrafted beers and ciders, to an anticipated crowd of over 3,000 sensation seekers.

Joining the brewers are 8 craft distilleries, Tapanga Rum, Six Dogs, Black Mountain and Fynbos Distilleries among them, presenting whisky, brandy, vodka, gin and rum to those
who prefer their tipple stronger.

The festival’s wine needs are catered to by two wineries of which ReedValley from Mossel Bay makes their first appearance. A variety of handmade, delicious, non-alcoholic alternatives, such as Malt-drink Breva and Pomegranate will be on offer.

As always there’s craft food on the menu too. The Wilderness Hotel and 10 gourmet food stalls are tasked to keep stomachs full and satisfied throughout the weekend.

Entertainment isn’t in short supply either. Musical talents Andra, Riaan Smit, Kevin Leo,Behind Two Jays, Jonty Hendrix & Wade and others will ensure a total of 16 hours of live music entertainment. BMW Pure Craft Bikes promise to spell-bind bike fans for the 2 nd year running with their custom craft bikes, and Rotolabel affords an opportunity to experience first hand the impact of quality labels.

Building on the success of last year’s pre-festival events, 3 pairing sessions featuring 8 different beers are scheduled for George, Oudtshoorn and Wilderness respectively, adding to the buzz created in the run-up to festival. A special thanks to WESGRO’s for their support and marketing assistance.

This year a shuttle service, courtesy of King Fisher Restaurant in George, will run between the restaurant and the Wilderness Hotel.

Entry to the festival is only R90 per person per day, and includes a 340ml branded tasting glass, and 500ml of craft beer. For more information, stay tuned to Thousand Sensation’s broadcasting partner Algoa FM, pick up a copy of print partner George Herald, or contact Alewijn Dippenaar on 082 457 5675 or via

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11/05/2017 - 14:27

Make a small gesture this coming Sunday and show mom what she means to everyone around her.Treat Mom to our Sunday MOTHER'S DAY Buffet, served from 12h30 - 15h00 in our Loerie Restaurant @ R200pp (kids under 8 is free and 8 - 16 half price) Welcome drink, truffles & macaroons waiting.Phone Reception at 044 877 1110 to book your table.

The Menu off course:
2 Soups ( Seafood Chowder , Vegetable Soup)
Freshly Baked Flavored Bread
Hake Mousse, Curry Fish, Pates And Spreads

DIY Salad Bar, Couscous Salad
Broccoli, Cranberry, Feta , Sunflower Seed Salad
Apple , Bacon And Sweet Corn Salad
5 Salad Dressings

Honey And Garlic Glazed Pork Roast
Biltong Crusted Beef Roast
Sundried Tomato And Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Lamb Roast
Savory Rice
Cauliflower And Broccoli With Cheese
Cream Of Spinach
Pumpkin Tart
Root Vegetables ( Carrots , Parsnips And Sweet Potato)
Roast Potato

Red Wine Poached Pears
Flavored Panna Cotta
Black Forrest Triffle
Chocolate Fountain + Condiments
Fruit Salad
Orange Cake Pudding ( Hot Pudding)

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07/02/2017 - 10:24

LOVE IS IN THE AIR!! Come and spoil a loved one or a friend with one of our amazing specials this month.
#1 FROM HEAD TO TOES - Start the treatment with a relaxing Back, Neck and shoulder Massage, then treat your skin with rejuvenating TheraVine facial and end it off with a blissful Pedicure. 2hrs 30min - R800 p/person
#2 SPOIL YOURSELF AND A LOVED ONE - Come and enjoy a lovely Full Body Swedish Massage with a complementary Sauna. 2hrs 30min - R750 p/couple
#3 CREATE YOUR OWN PACKAGE - Choose any 3, 30min treatments; Leg massage / Reflex / Back, Neck and shoulder / Indian Head Massage and get a Mini-Manicure or Mini-Pedicure for FREE. 2hrs R700 p/person.

Book now for a treatment
044 877 1299 or

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