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Fantastic Holiday Activities in and Around Wilderness, South Africa

by on May.11, 2013, under Vacations

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Wilderness is a small vacation town that has a real vocation for hospitality. It is big enough to allow for comprehensive holiday entertainment but is little enough to travel around without a car. The kind of holiday you choose to have in wilderness entirely depends on you. You can have a lazy beach vacation, an adventure vacation or a vacation rich in culture, crafts and arts.

If you are preparing to appreciate a beach holiday, then Wilderness is an optimal spot since the sea is calm and warm. Wilderness Beach has actually been granted the worldwide Blue Flag recognition in 2013 for its clean water and ecological management. Additionally, most hotels have a pool and there are more than twenty five dining establishments within walking distance, so you can enjoy various food each night.

There is something to be said about the accommodation; Wilderness has a tradition in hospitality since the 1800’s and you can find all kinds of accommodation areas to suit your requirements. Typically, accommodation is not extremely expensive and provides great value for money if you are a tourist from Europe or the United States.

If you are the outdoors type, you will enjoy Wilderness. There is a lot to do as far as holiday activities go.

Firstly, if you’re not scared of heights, you can go paragliding. Highly experienced instructors will take you on a tandem paragliding adventure in spots which have remarkable aerial views. You could take off at Map of Africa, Kleinkrantz, Wilderness Beach, Gerrickes Point or Sedgeview. This area is known as a paragliding paradise and individuals flock there from everywhere. There are places where you can hire all the equipment and get all the details you need for solo paragliding if you are already a competent paragliding pilot and have a license. Paragliding is readily available all the time.

If something of this type is a little too extreme for you, you could possibly try something revitalizing but relaxing like horse rides in the countryside. You will probably see quite a couple of animals on your ride, especially baboons and monkeys. Horse riding is available all year round however most people places will ask you to book in advance.

It is highly advised to enjoy one of the ocean safaris and activities. These can range from whale and dolphin watching, to cage diving or ocean Kayaking. Whales are seen in the winter , from April to October and dolphins are seen in the summertime, from November to March. If you would like to see dolphins or whales up close, make certain that you enquirer if your selected company has a SABBWWA license. These companies can get their boats within 50 m of the whales and dolphins. The rest of the companies may not come closer than tree hundred meters. Whales are seen in the winter months, from April to October and dolphins are seen in the summer months, from November to March. If you would like to see whales or dolphins up close, make sure that you enquirer if your chosen company is in possession of the SABBWWA license. If you are really lucky you might even be able to catch a peek of the rare humpback dolphin which is just seen in this location.

You can likewise rent a canoe and paddl eup the Touw River. Canoes can be single, for two or for 3 and so will accommodate families and couples. The trip up the Touw River is stunning since the banks are covered in lush green, virgin woodlands. You can pack a picnic lunch, leave the canoe on the river bank and go swim and eat beside the Touw River Waterfall.

Your vacation in Wilderness can be as eventful or as tranquil as you like. Its all up to you!

We are the owners of a 14 bed room boutique guest house. We have in fact been in the accommodation industry for sixteen years and are extremely pleased to offer you any more travel info at Cinnamon Boutique.

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