What Lou Loves about Wilderness, South Africa.

Our Travel by XO Superstar, Lou Zagagnoni, spends the weekend in Wilderness and shares what she loves about this region along South Africa’s Garden Route…

What I love about the Wilderness…

  1. Affordable and diverse activities (canoe, horse riding, kloofing, hiking, paragliding, segways tours, quad biking…)
  2. Large choice of restaurants.
  3. Fresh and authentic products (oysters, honey, coffee, gin, craft beer..)
  4. The rain forest.
  5. The road (N2 along the sea).
  6. It is an unpretentious town with a lot to offer : a blue flag beach, a national park with waterfalls, canoe options, hiking trails, local delicacies.


A few reasons I would recommend this experience…

  1. It is not as touristy as Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.
  2. It is wild.
  3. It is affordable.
  4. People are very friendly and helpful.
  5. It is clean and safe.
  6. You can stay 4-5 nights without being bored.
  7. There is a large panel of accommodation, from the standard 3 star (wilderness hotel) to the fantastic 5 star (the Views Boutique Hotel).


Photo Credit: Lou Lou Zagagnoni

What did YOU love about the Wilderness?

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