The Wilderness section of the Garden Route National Park was recently voted the best performing South African National Park of 2019. Blogger “Travelbug Rose” Bilbrough, who knows the area well, sets the scene with her text and incredible photographs for anyone who wants to go there.

The Garden Route National Park falls within the Garden Route stretch between George and Tsitsikamma and is the custodian of most of the beaches, rivers, estuaries and forests of the region, protecting the natural heritage of the Southern Cape. It is made up of three sections, Wilderness, Knysna and Tsitsikamma.

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The railway bridge across the Kaaiman’s River mouth.

Wilderness forms part of the small corner of the George region and is home of the beautiful Ebb and Flow camp that is nestled on the banks of the Touw River within the village of Wilderness. It is here that that the keen wanderlust traveller can indulge in the everyday activities such as canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, kloofing, birding, surfing and swimming – or simply just relax and unwind.

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Overlooking Swartvlei. (Photos by Travelbug Rose.)

A place of untouched beauty for the soft adventurer

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Paragliders above Wilderness Beach.
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A tree fern in the Goudveld forest.

The area is known for its untouched beauty and is a playground for the soft adventurer who needs to get away from the mad rush of everyday life. A place that provides a space for the ecotourism seeker who wishes to shed his or her modern lifestyle and delve into the best that nature has to offer.

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Sedgefield River mouth.
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Jubilee Creek.
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Touw River walkway.
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A rare closeup of the elusive Knysna Turaco, also known as the Knysna Loerie.
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Map of Africa viewpoint.
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Fishing on the old train track of Swartvlei.

Bring along the family or friends and enjoy the simplicity of what this picturesque treasure has to offer. travelbug rose bilbrough wilderness garden route south africaFollow Rose Bilbrough on her blog at Travelbug Rose and on Facebook. For more information about the Garden Route National Park.