Posted by Susan Houghton
20 July, 2013
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Wilderness beach stretches almost 20 km from Kaaimans river mouth to Gericke’s point.

This is an incredibly beautiful beach, and the water looks deceptively inviting but be aware that it can be dangerous for swimming with strong rip currents. During the peak season there are designated swimming areas on the beach that are monitored by life guards. For your own safety be sure to swim in these areas, when life guards are present and never go deeper than waist height.

If you do one thing while in Wilderness then make sure it’s a walk on the beach at low tide (extra special during full moon when you’re experiencing spring tides as this gives you the chance to stroll along the beach at dead low tide; 10-10.30 in the morning)

Whole days can be spent walking, playing, paddling, sunbathing and generally enjoying this beautiful beach. The water becomes like a bath during summertime and it offers excellent fishing from the rocky outcrops that appear from time to time.

(If you decide to take a long beach walk please bear in mind that the stretch of beach that runs from Kleinkrantz to Gericke’s Point is completely isolated with vertical cliffs and no residential dwellings for almost 10 km.)