The Wilderness Hotel

Wilderness Hotel Entrance


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The Wilderness Hotel was originally established in 1928 and as such has a long history. It has been significantly extended over the years. With 150 rooms and large gardens, it takes up a significant area of the main section of Wilderness. The hotel offers family friendly and reasonably priced accommodation.


The hotel is very centrally located, right in the heart of the main town area of Wilderness. As such it is only a minute or two’s walk from most of the central restaurants, and less than ten minutes walk from the beach.

Given the size of the hotel, the views will vary depending on the location of your room. The front of the hotel overlooks Wilderness Green and the lagoon.

Some rooms are on the first floor, and some are quite a long walk from the main entrance and reception area. If you’d like a room with easy accessibility, it would be advisable to speak to the hotel about the most appropriate rooms before booking.

Wilderness Hotel Rooms

Accommodation Options

The Wilderness Hotel has 150 rooms, with a mix of standard, classic, luxury and deluxe options. Most rooms have a king size bed, but there are also twin beds available in some standard and classic rooms. There are a number of different types of family rooms – these have either king and twin beds, 2 double beds or 4 single beds.

There is a luxury family suite which has a kitchenette including an oven and hob. This is the only room with self-catering facilities – it also has a small enclosed courtyard. All deluxe rooms have a minibar fridge – for other rooms a fridge can be supplied at a small additional cost.

Most standard, deluxe and classic rooms have a walk-in shower in the bathroom (except a couple of the family rooms which have a shower over a bath). The luxury family suite has one bathroom with a spa bath and walk-in shower, and another with walk-in shower.

All rooms have air-conditioning units (including heating) and selected satellite TV channels. Additionally, some rooms have a small balcony.

Wilderness Hotel Pool


The room price includes a full English and continental buffet breakfast. The hotel’s Loerie Restaurant is open throughout the day for lunch and dinner, offering a reasonably priced menu. A buffet lunch is served every Sunday.

If you’d prefer to eat out, the excellent selection of restaurants in the central area of Wilderness are all within just a couple of minutes walk away. You can also use the braais (BBQs) at the hotel for a small additional cost.

Wilderness Hotel Braai


There are lots of shared facilities at The Wilderness Hotel. These include a lounge and bar, a gym and a squash court (with the latter 2 available at an additional cost). There is also a spa offering a variety of treatments, which is also open to the general public.

The large garden contains 2 swimming pools (with sun loungers), a kids’ play area, and outdoor chess. For an additional cost, there are 2 floodlit tennis courts and mini golf.

The hotel has a 24 hour reception and free unlimited Wi-fi is available. Babysitting and laundry services are available at an additional cost.

Wilderness Hotel Play Area

House Rules

Check in at The Wilderness Hotel is from 3pm and check out is at 11am. Children of all ages are very welcome, but pets are not allowed.

Wilderness Hotel Reception

Getting There

Take the main Wilderness turn off the N2, next to the Caltex garage. Follow the road round to the right through the heart of Wilderness village, then round to the left. Just after the bend to the left, you will see the hotel on your left.

Plenty of free parking is available.

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Guest Feedback

Most guest reviews mention the great location of this hotel, so close to all of the restaurants and not far from the beach. Comments on the staff are mostly very complimentary. On the negative side, there are a number of comments indicating that some areas of this large hotel (including some but not all of the rooms) are in need of modernisation.

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