Located amidst beautiful indigenous forest in the heart of the world-famous Garden Route, this 4-star B&B Guest House is a distinctive retreat: for sale

Located amidst beautiful indigenous forest in the heart of the world-famous Garden Route, this 4-star B&B Guest House is a distinctive retreat

Wilderness, Western Cape, South Africa


17 900 000 ZAR

Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Agent Email Address: cliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com
Type: Guest House
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5
Showers: 5
Parking: 9
Yield: Not Disclosed


Wilderness is a seaside town on the Garden Route of the southern Cape in South Africa.

It is situated a short distance east from the city of George, on the N2 down the Kaaiman's River Pass. It is known for its long white sand beach and lagoons. The town caters mostly to holiday-makers and is situated directly on the Touw River Lagoon.

The town experiences an extremely mild climate, typical of the Garden Route and has little temperature variation, seldom dropping below 10 °C and above 28 °C, with year-round rainfall. The flora type is Afromontane gallery forest.

The Outeniqua Choo Tjoe steam train originally ran through the town en route between George and Knysna during its years of operation.

Wilderness was the home of the former State President of South AfricaP.W. Botha, until his death in 2006.

The Garden Route

The Garden Route (AfrikaansTuinroete) is a 300-kilometre (190 mi) stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa which extends from Witsand in the Western Cape to the border of Tsitsikamma Storms River in the Eastern Cape. The name comes from the verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous estuaries and lakes dotted along the coast. It includes towns such as KnysnaPlettenberg BayMossel BayGreat Brak RiverLittle Brak RiverWildernessSedgefield and Nature's Valley; with George, the Garden Route's largest city and main administrative centre. Recently the towns of Albertinia, Riversdale, Heidelberg, Ladismith, Calitzdorp, Oudtshoorn, De Rust and Uniondale have been added to the Garden Route district and municipality.

It has an oceanic climate, with mild to warm summers, and mild to cool winters. It has the mildest climate in South Africa and the second mildest climate in the world, after Hawaii, according to the Guinness Book of Records. Temperatures rarely fall below 10 °C in winter and rarely climb beyond 28 °C in summer. Rain occurs year-round, with a slight peak in the spring months, brought by the humid sea-winds from the Indian Ocean rising and releasing their precipitation along the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains just inland of the coast.

The Route is sandwiched between the aforementioned mountains and the Indian Ocean, with mountain passes, including the Outeniqua Pass, linking the area with the arid Little Karoo. The Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma indigenous forests are a unique mixture of Cape Fynbos and Temperate Forest and offer hiking trails and eco-tourism activities. Nearly 300 species of birdlife are to be found in a variety of habitats ranging from fynbos to forest to wetlands.

In 2017 the Garden Route was added to UNESCO's World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

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Key features


Wilderness, with renowned vast stretches of beach, enclosed by mountains, lakes, valleys, nature reserves and the sea, is an eco-destination par excellence.  World-class golf, fishing, hiking, sailing and indulging, are a way of life here.

What makes this Guest House's location special?

  • Very accessible – a mere 20 minutes’ drive from George Airport (25 km);
  • Situated in the heart of Wilderness, 5 minutes' walk from the village and 10 minutes' walk from the beach;
  • No more than 40 to 50 minutes' drive from the major tourism hubs of the Garden Route, namely Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Victoria Bay and Sedgefield;
  • The option between luxury B&B or Semi Self-Catering accommodation in Wilderness;
  • All rooms have their own private deck with a breathtaking sea view;
  • Privacy and exclusivity;
  • In close proximity to several championship golf courses on the Garden Route;
  • Abundant activities to engage in while staying.

Luxury B&B Accommodation

All rooms and studio suites have en-suite bathrooms, satellite televisions, mini-bars, air conditioning, private entrances and viewing decks.

Cool off in the crystal-clear infinity swimming pool after you have spent an afternoon hiking in search of the elusive Knysna Lourie and enjoy a BBQ at the pool area for your evening entertainment.

The B&B Guest House offers a full range of services and facilities, ranging from state-of-the-art meeting facilities and business services to special events and incentive planning, as well as offering an idyllic position for intimate weddings and celebrations. Our bespoke services offer an opportunity for you to plan your stay exactly as you want, whether it be wellness services in the privacy of your suite, chauffeur service, or even personal shopping.

Configuration and future zoning 

The Guest House lies on two erven,  consisting of a 5 bedroom Guest House with pool, reception building, entertainment deck/gazebo area, outside guest toilet, bar and restaurant facility and also includes a staff room, linen/laundry area, storeroom and two offices.

The property is currently being re-zoned as a seven-bedroom Guest House.

The selling price includes business rights and all furniture, fixtures, fittings, office equipment included and is the combined price for the two properties which will be sold together. 

Property Fact Sheet

The main building consists of: 

  • Pool & Barbeque area.
  • Double-story admin building with reception, office, boardroom and guest toilet.
  • Gazebo/entertainment area.
  • Office and storeroom (Equipment, Computers incl reservation system & PABX Phone system).
  • Five Luxury suites with en-suite bathrooms, all with bath & showers.
  • Parking bays x 9.

Restaurant / Bar / Laundry sections consist of: 

  • Restaurant / Bar facility (equipment & stock included).
  • Kitchen facility with gas & electric installations.
  • Staffroom.
  • Linen/Laundry rooms.
  • Office area.
  • Large deck-seating area with ocean views.
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Cliff Jacobs (Nat Dpl Hotel Man (UJ). MPRE. GA Level 5 TEFL)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951

Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283


Skype: cliff.jacobs

Web: https://www.exquisitehotelconsultants.com

C/o Sybelstrasse 69

10629 Berlin


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