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Wilderness Hotel Resort and Spa prides itself on exceeding any expectations

Wilderness Hotel Resort and Spa prides itself on exceeding any expectations

If you have ever been to the Garden Route, you will agree that its unspoiled beaches, mountains, forests, rivers and kloofs as well as plenty of adventure offerings makes it one of the top holiday and honeymoon destinations in the world.

Thus, while driving through, it is always advisable to get off the N2 highway onto the side-roads, which often lead to interesting destinations – which is what my family recently did over a weekend in this paradise.

We ended up at one of the region’s best hotels, the Wilderness Hotel Resort and Spa, in a small coastal town - aptly called Wilderness, for its sandy beaches and lush forests.

On arrival, we were welcomed by the hotel’s friendly staff with complimentary glasses of sherry and fruit juice. Rested and feeling refreshed from our journey, we later made our way to our suites.

As our group consisted of four people, we were accommodated in two separate rooms - both featuring a king-sized and two single beds, and equipped with a flat-screen television with DSTV, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making station, free Wi-Fi access and a private patio.

Having settled in, we decided to take a stroll around and discovered that this 150-room hotel actually has a lot to offer guests. Facilities included a floodlit tennis court as well as a spa, gym, two swimming pools, a squash court, large outdoor chess board and a spacious lounge with a fully-stocked bar. There are also six banqueting halls and conference rooms for events.

Activities nearby include bird watching, fishing, mountain biking, hiking and golfing – the hotel is central to more than a dozen of the country’s top courses.

We later ventured into the town where we found a great restaurant and enjoyed a delicious meal while taking in the laidback ambience of the area and the hospitable character of its residents.

The next morning, we were treated to a delectable buffet-style breakfast. Everything you could imagine was neatly laid out. Freshly baked muffins, pastries and cereals as well as fresh fruit, bacon and eggs - it was all there for the taking!

We then drove to nearby Victoria Bay and spent time at the beach.

The following day, we enjoyed our last breakfast. Our stay had sadly come to an end.

While this was a family getaway, I found the Wilderness Hotel just as superb a destination for honeymooners and for leisure and business tourists too. Excellent service, comfortable rooms, magnificent views and a peaceful setting make this my favourite destination along the Garden Route and I will definitely be back soon!

To book your stay, call 044 877 1110 or visit them at www.thewildernesshotel.co.za.