Amazing stay at Hildesheim Guest House in Wilderness


Escaping the city humdrum into the tranquillity of the wilderness is, without a doubt, the best way to relieve oneself of stress. Nothing comes close to having fresh country air filling your lungs while surrounded by breath-taking picturesque views of mountains, lush natural forests, wildlife, rivers, lagoons and white sandy beaches.

Perhaps no place better captures absolute serenity like Hildesheim Guest House, which can be found nestle in the small village of Hoekwil, in Wilderness, along the Garden Route – and  a mere seven km from the beach.

Arriving at Hildesheim, I met the owner, Tony, who went out of his way to make my stay memorable.

Hildesheim Guest House offers spacious and tastefully decorated Bed and Breakfast rooms and Self Catering Cottages. Their accommodations enjoy panoramic views of the Garden Route’s magnificent Outeniqua Mountains from your own private deck or from the large pool set in the gardens.

I stayed in one of the Garden Suites, which I found not only very comfortable, but perfect for my weekend getaway. 

The room comes with a coffee/tea station, and upon on entering, a glass of sherry was waiting as a reprieve from the cold weather. The breakfast menu was also sitting on the table for the next morning. 

As a bonus, my suite also had its own private deck overlooking the mountains and the beautiful Hildesheim garden. Once I settled in, I relaxed there, enjoying every second of tranquillity, hearing the rhythmic thumping of the ocean waves in the distance.

The next morning, you can look forward to a scrumptious classic farmhouse breakfast in the dining room. This includes fresh juice and filter coffee, homemade jams, yogurt, crisp toast, cereal as well as bacon and eggs. It was delicious.

During the day, you can either enjoy mountain hikes and bird watching, which can be organised through the guesthouse, and then sit and relax with some sundowners next to the pool in the late afternoon.

Hildesheim’s convenient location also means that you are ideally placed to explore everything that the Garden Route has to offer. This place is full of adventure activities, which include paragliding, mountain biking, dolphin and whale-watching, hang-gliding, horse riding, scenic drives, day tours, ferry cruises, angling and other water sports, are all just a short drive away.

To visit this perfect destination, call 044 8501115 or email [email protected] or visit today.