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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.

31/01/2018 - 15:47

An explosion of Artistic Talent on display at the Wilderness Hotel. Fine Art, photography and sculpture. Open to the pulic for three days, art from Wilderness and surrounds.

The name “Wilderness Open Gallery” is the intellectual property of Cabesa Gallery and cannot be used without permission.

Date & Time:
February 15 – February 17
Feb 15 at 4 PM to Feb 17 at 5 PM

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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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19/05/2017 - 10:25

The Wilderness Hotel offers a hearty Sunday Buffet Lunch that is ever more scrumptious each week, so you don’t want to miss out!Join us every Sunday from 12:30 to 15:00 for an appetising lunch at R165 per person.We offer a discounted price for seniors over 70 and children under 12.

Please contact us on +27 (0)44 877 1110 to book your table.

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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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03/03/2017 - 13:21

SUMMER'S NOT OVER YET!SAVE UP TO 30% WITH OUR DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST GENERAL MANAGER OFFER!To show our IMMENSE GRATITUDE to all our loyal Facebook followers, for all your LIKES, SHARES, SUPPORT and posting great times and memories made with us over the last few years....BOOK our DBB SPECIAL for any one of the nights of the 4th, 6th, 9th or 11th of March for only R1290/couple and we'll upgrade you FREE OF CHARGE to our Deluxe Newly Renovated Rooms in our most popular Front Wings, welcome you with a bottle of Boplaas Port, host you for a 3 course A la Carte Dinner and throw in a 20% Discount on any Spa Treatment of your choice (not applicable on current Specials) If December holiday already feels like a distant memory and you are in desperate need of a quick fix..SPOIL YOURSELF OR TREAT SOMEONE SPECIAL....mail me directly at or call me on 082 339 3343 for any inquiries or bookings. 'Mi casa e tu casa' , our door's always open (literally 24hours) and I have a few (160) guest rooms in our humble abode - Jonel Ackermann - General Manager/Marketing Manager The Wilderness Hotel Resort and Spa.

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23/02/2017 - 15:24

Join us for a scenic relaxed view from our balcony, overlooking our lakes and sea area while enjoying a selection of freshly baked cakes, made on our premises, with a cup of tea or coffee! Take a refreshing break @ only R39 per person.

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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
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21/11/2016 - 13:12

Can you feel a change in the morning air? Seasons are changing and Summer's nearly here....come see and experience what our valley has in store for you! Our SUMMER DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST SPECIAL starts from R1290/couple in our Classic Rooms and includes a 3 course meal with a choice of
3 different Starters/Mains and Desserts options, served in our Loerie Restaurant. Deluxe Room Options and Family Packages also available. Valid until 30th of November for Direct Bookings only. Check our availability on or phone our friendly Reservation Team at 044-877 1110.

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