The small coastal village of Wilderness along the Garden Route in the Western Cape has turned 100 years old.
Celebrations are low-key due to COVID-19. But the town’s people celebrated at a socially distanced event for the centennial year.
Wilderness is best known for its spectacular views and tourist attractions.
Its unique history dates back to some 200 thousand years ago.
Hugo Leggatt, a local resident and historian, recently released a book called – Wilderness – which delves into the history of the area.
“This area actually goes deep into pre-history. There are old stone tools before what we are as a modern man are all around the area. And this whole coastline has a good claim to be where Homosapien’s first developed.”