Top things to do

Top Choice South African in Wilderness


Readers and locals all recommend this elegant restaurant with a deck overlooking the lagoon. The South African–inspired menu changes monthly but always features original takes on old classics, such as cardamom milk …
Arts & Crafts in Wilderness

Timberlake Organic Village

This complex off the N2 between Wilderness and Sedgefield has the pleasant Zucchini restaurant and some small shops selling fresh produce, boutique foodstuffs and crafts. You can also partake in quad biking and zip-…
European in Wilderness


Stylish decor combines with home-grown organic produce, free-range meats and lots of vegetarian options at this delightful place. There's a coffee roastery on-site and the complex also has shops and a kids' play are…
International in Wilderness

Girl's Restaurant

It doesn’t look much from afar – a restaurant tucked down the side of a petrol station – but Girl's gets rave reviews. Try the venison fillet or the fresh prawns in a range of increasingly spicy sauces.
Cafe in Wilderness


Although no trains ply the tracks any more, this cafe filling the old station building is still a nice spot for salads and sandwiches. In the evenings, traditional South African fare is served.
Craft Beer in Wilderness

Blind Pig

This tiny bar serves a wide range of craft beer from around the country and there's even an equally tiny brewery on-site. Grab a pint and a bar snack to enjoy on the shady patio.