The top six family activities in the George and Wilderness area

The  Garden  Route:  South  Africa’s  greenest  stretch  of  coastline  overlooked  by  an  endless body of mountains and lush native flora; voted by NatGeo as one of the best destinations  to  visit  the  whole  world  over…  This  attractive  piece  of  South  African  paradise offers an array of activities for family holidays (even if you’re a family of one!)


Garden Route Attractions and Outdoor Adventures

Redberry Farm

A family affair

Pick-­your-­own  strawberries,  the  largest  maze in the Southern Hemisphere, artesian eateries,  craft  beer,  wine  and  did  we  mention strawberry daiquiri’s? Animals to entertain,  steam  trains,  pedal  go-­carting…  the list goes on! This family-owned strawberry  farm  has  a  whole  lot  of  heart  and makes for an affordable family day out. Plus  the  strawberry  picking  is  pretty  romantic if it’s an outing for two…

The maze takes about an hour (young kids may need to be carried, but the stamp collection usually keeps them engaged), and the rest is all at your own leisure based. A seven-minute drive from the airport in the direction of Fancourt.    

Canoeing at Kaaimans

A proper Garden Route experience

If it’s nature you seek, let’s just say that we think you have reached the peak! Set aside at least 5 hours to fully  enjoy  it  all.    A  very  do-­able  paddle  alongside  thick greenery and chirping birds. Pack a picnic. There  are  rocks  to  climb  and  waterfalls  to  jump  from. Don’t forget your sunscreen, a waterproof bag for your camera and if you’re a rock climber, a pair of good grip shoes. Situated at the foot of Kaaimans pass,  underneath  the  bridge.  R150  per  person  per  hour.

Spoorweg Museum & Power Van

For the rainy days – an indoor activity in the Garden Route

A prestigious preservation of South Africa’s railway history, including steam trains, vintage  cars  and  periodic  railway  décor.    Kids  will  enjoy  faux  driving  the  vintage  mobiles and the 2 hour 30 minute power van excursion out to Great Brak River.
Museum entrance R20 for adults, R10 for kids. Power van is R150 for adults, R130 for  kids  (advanced  booking  essential).  Pack  a  picnic!    The  museum  is  4km  inland  from the mall.

Fearless Canyon Adventures

Abseil your fears away

It  all  goes  down  (quite  literally  –  yourself  included!)  along  the  Robberg  Peninsula  and cliff face in the magnificent Plettenberg Bay. The highest abseiling set-­‐up in the Garden Route. While you’re harnessed to a rope, feet planted on the cliff, you’ll get to  take  in  the  view  of  a  lifetime  as  qualified  instructors  offer  all  the  support  and  safety you’ll need on your way down. And what goes down should come up, right? Well,  there’s  rock  climbing  on  offer  too!   Dress  in  hiking  gear,  pack  a  warm  top,  sunscreen and hat, and don’t forget your sense of adventure!
Cost  to  abseil  is  R850  per  person  and  includes  all  transport,  equipment,  a  SUP  outing and GoPro footage. Lunch is an additional and optional R150. Getting back up the cliff face will set you back R900. Go on! Face your fears. There is an array of Garden Route adventure activities on offer with Fearless Canyon Adventures… Find them across the road from The Wilderness Hotel.

Inn Victori – Kids Camp  

A Garden Route family holiday winner!

On a family holiday in the Garden Route and keen to really have  a  holiday?    Inn  Victori  Kids  Camp  can  make  that  dream a reality! Surf lessons, beach games, sustainability days and an opportunity to meet other kids from around the world. A three-­‐day surf camp for kids that will equip your children with surfing skills and tips appropriate for their current level, plus valued knowledge of and a deep respect for the ocean and its tides, the wind and swell. Winter or summer, rain or sun, Inn Victori will keep them entertained and having fun!     
Prices  start  from  R850  per  camp  and  are  inclusive  of  a  surfboard,  wetsuit,  a  yoga  class and snacks suitable for the season! Winter camps: 9-­‐1pm, 1-­‐3 July and 8-­‐11 July 2019. Summer dates to be released soon. You’ll find Inn Victori 300m after the turn-­‐off to Victoria Bay from the N2 towards Wilderness.

Fairy Cruises at Ebb and Flow

Going with the flow

If you’re looking for things to do in Wilderness, this tranquil offering is an affordable and captivating way to take in the Garden Route’s natural beauty. For an hour-­‐and-­‐a-­‐half you’ll cruise along the reed-­‐lined Touw River, transition into dense forest and emerge at the Wilderness river mouth. In-­‐between it all, you’ll enter into the world of birds and if you’re lucky see some jumping fish. R170 for adults; R100 for kids, refreshments included. Pack your camera, binoculars and a warm top. Booking in advance is advised. Take the Dumbleton Crescent turn off from the N2 and follow the signs!

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