According to legend, a man name
George Bennett was allowed to marry his sweetheart provided he went to
live in the wilderness (presumably as a test of his character). Instead
he bought a farm and named it Wilderness, and he was successful in winning
Wilderness is situated behind sand dunes and beside a large, safe and
quiet beach, suitable for swimming and surfing. We saw dolphins in the
sea just as we arrived. The main N2 highway runs through the town, as
does the scenic Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe steam railway.
The area is a national park, comprising mainly wetlands with many rivers,
lakes and lagoons, making it ideal for walkers, fishermen and nature lovers.