Looking for great Garden Route accommodation for your next holiday? You’ll love Shining Waters Guest House, located in Wilderness.
Shining Waters Guest House is a mere stone’s throw from hiking trails, various tandem flight sites, and famous golf estates such as Fancourt, Oubaai, Pezula and Pinnacle Point. The close proximity is ideal for avid golfers or couples who enjoy spending time outdoors.
For those who’d prefer something a little less strenuous, there’s whale and dolphin watching, the Knysna waterfront forest trails, beaches, and the Friday Night Market at Milkwood Village and the Saturday Wild Oats Farmers Market in Sedgefield. For dining, the Garden Route is known for phenomenal restaurants to suit every budget.
About Shining Waters Guest House
Guests staying at Shining Waters Guest House can enjoy undulating views of Island Lake and the Outeniqua mountains from the private lounge upstairs - this is a wonderful way to unwind with a cup of tea or coffee after a day out exploring the attractions of the Garden Route.
You and your partner will be sleeping in a double room and depending which room you receive, it may have two twin beds or a queen-sized bed. Rooms are equipped with a flat screen television with satellite TV.
A full breakfast is served in the breakfast room where you can enjoy fresh fruit, madeleines, cold meats and cheese platters.
Recommendations for eating out:
- Ile de Pain bakery and café - for freshly baked bread (Knysna).
- Bongos Bar and Pizzeria (Wilderness).
- Sea Gypsy Café (Mossel Bay).
- Pomodoro Restaurant (Wilderness).
- Admiral’s Buffet Restaurant (Mossel Bay).
- The Fat Fish (Plettenberg Bay).
- Salinas Beach Restaurant (Wilderness).
- Sirocco (Knysna).
- O Pescador (Knysna).
- Tapas and Oysters (Knysna).
- Views Restaurant (Wilderness).
- Mossel Bay Oyster Bar (Mossel bay).
- Transkaroo Restaurant (Groot Brak).
Beach bars and sundowner spots:
- PiliPili Beach Bar (Sedgefield).
- East Head Café (Knysna).
- The Lookout Deck (Plettenberg Bay).
- Locals Pub and Diner (Wilderness).
- Pirates Tower Cocktail Bar (Mossel Bay).
- De Vette Mossel (Groot Brak).
- Kingfisher (Mossel Bay).
What to do in the nearby surroundings
The small town of Wilderness is known as the Eden of the Southern coast of South Africa.
Make your way down to the Touw River Estuary and enjoy a romantic canoe trip or picnic, or view the beautiful birds of the Garden Route.
If you and your partner want to test your limits and get your hearts racing, there are plenty of exciting sports and activities available in the area. These include horse riding, hiking, mountain biking, abseiling, bungee jumping and kayaking.
Kaaimans Gorge is one of the popular abseiling attractions in Wilderness. It boasts two 45 metre drops alongside a stunning waterfall. Formal cycling and canoeing tours are on offer too. Sliding over the forests and valleys of the Garden Route at tree canopy height is another exhilarating way of appreciating the beauty of the Western Cape.
Visit The Wilderness National Park. The park is a bit different from the usual wildlife reserves in South Africa. Rather than predator and prey, it showcases the magnificent vegetation and ecological diversity of the Garden Route. See a treasure trove of fynbos (endemic to South Africa), as well as a number of natural features including forests, lakes, rivers, estuaries and almost 30 kilometres of pristine shoreline. Birdlife is abundant, and visitors are urged to keep an eye and ear out for the colourful Knysna Turaco (Loerie).
It is no surprise that so many of the local attractions are dedicated to the natural beauty of Wilderness. This makes Shining Waters the perfect retreat for those who love the landscapes of the Western Cape, as well as those simply looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city living without sacrificing fun and adventure.
After a day of fun activities, enjoy a delicious meal at one of the top class restaurants in the area such as Bongos, The Girl’s Restaurant, Pomodoro, Cocomo Restaurant, the Blue Olive Restaurant and more.
Tel: 044 877 1959 / 083 956 6098
859 6th Ave,