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Nature has blessed Wilderness with a pleasant, temperate climate; it is unique in Africa as the only area in which rainfall occurs throughout the year. And, to cap it all, most of our rain falls at night! It's the ideal climate for a visit - at any time of the year!

Day Visitors

The park is ideal for day visitors with various picnic sites at the rest camp and at the lagoon.

Fuel Stations: Petrol/ Diesel

Vehicle fuel is available in all parks (or is available on the park periphery):

  • South African legislation stipulates that fuel stations will accept legitimate petrol/fuel/garage/credit/debit cards or cash as a form of payment for any fuel purchase.


No firearms allowed.

Official Hours

  • Reception office closes at 17h30
  • Check-in - 14:00
  • Check-out - 10:00

Internal Road Network

The access road from the N2 is paved, however, the access from the northern camp is gravelled.

Tips & Hints

  • Pets are not allowed in a national park.
  • Remember to bring along a bathing suit, angling equipment, hat, sun block, walking shoes, binoculars, bird and mammal reference books. Hikers must always carry sufficient water.
  • As outdoor lighting in camps is limited, a torch/headlamp is required when walking outside at night.
  • Please note it is preferable to swim at Wilderness beach when a lifeguard is on duty.
  • What visitors need to take (preparation for the trip):
    • Bring along binoculars, camera, walking shoes and wildlife reference books.
  • Road maps of tourist routes within the park are available at the reception area. Various information sheets are available at reception.
  • For summer (September – March), cool comfortable clothing is recommended along with sunhats and sun protection cream.
  • For winter and autumn (April – August), warm clothing is recommended for the night times.
  • Insect repellant is recommended, especially in summer.
  • No immunisations are needed for travel to this park. The park is situated in a malaria-free area.

Contact Information

For enquiries e-mail or phone us on the following numbers:

  • Tel +27 (0) 44 877 1197
  • Fax +27 (0) 44 877 0366

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Did You Know?

  • The GRNP has the single largest block of Afromontane forest in South Africa including the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma sandstone fynbos areas, Mountains, forest and coast in close proximity and scenic beauty.