Welcome to the Wilderness Ratepayers and Residents Association (WRRA) website.

The site also supports the Hoekwil Ratepayers and Residents Association (HRRA)

More details about WRRA    Current WRRA Newsletter Archive WRRA Newsletters
New to Wilderness? Current HRRA Newsletter Archive HRRA Newsletters

Chris Burlock who for many years has been doing a tremendous job with the monthly newsletter and generally serving the community has retired from the committee. The newsletter has been temporarily replaced with Wilderness Snippets which gives brief notes on happenings in the village. We are looking for a new volunteer to join the committee and take over the Newsletter portfolio.  

As is usual in a committee of this nature members typically serve for three to four years. We are looking for someone who will be prepared to take over the Chair in 2020. In addition there are a number of portfolios including Roads which require filling. If you would like to discuss please give the current Chair, Donald Goldfain, a call on 083-251-8401



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Load Shedding - Click here for How it works and when will we be off

or Click here for direct display of the allocation of Load Shedding Stages


 Voter Registration - final opportunity to register for the 2019 National Elections. Click for info

Riverine Indigenous Vegetation - It's an offence to remove it. Click for details


Coastal Access Audit for the Eden District Council (July 2018)

This should be of interest to those with properties on the coast line or those with interests requiring access to the sea.

The report and comments can be accessed through the following links.

Final Report

Comments and Responses


 Policy regarding the regrading of gravel roads - please read to understand this important issue


Where can you walk your dogs on the beaches ?


Clearing of vacant stands - Important warning to owners


We have loaded a collection of old photos (see link in About Wilderness on the left) of the village and surrounding areas assembled by Martin Grotepass of Wilderness Pharmacy  sourced with the assistance of Hugo Leggatt, Mark Rubin, Louise Dumbleton, Wilderness Hotel, Diepwalle Museum and the George Museum.1203

If you have old photos (with a description if you can) and wish to share them with the community please contact Martin at the pharmacy or click on the following link to email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The photos have been loaded with the first four characters of the name being a reference number such as 0413. If you are able to help with more information about the photos please forward the details as above using the reference number.


 For visitors and residents alike the site should give you a wealth of information about the histoWilderness village arial photory, geology and on-going activities in and around Wilderness. There are photo galleries, articles of interest, calendars of events and a comprehensive directory of activities in and around Wilderness.

The Garden Route, and Wilderness in particular, is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Long sandy beaches, forested rivers, lakes, and mountains abound. Crossing over the mountains one enters a different world, that of the semi-arid Klein (small) Karoo.

At low water it is possible to walk over 50kms along the beach from Wilderness to Knysna. This takes you past towering cliffs and  massive vegetation covered dunes, flat rock formations, rough seas, and calm swimming beaches. Kite surfers, body surfers, board surfers, all abound along the coast.

At Victoria Bay it is rare to find a day without surfers in the water.

The lakes and rivers offer the opportunity for swimming, sailing, canoeing, pedal boats and more. The Touw River provides the opportunity to hire boats or canoes and see our village from a different vantage point.

Activities abound. For the adventurous there are opportunities as varied as paragliding to abseiling. There are short walks to long hikes in the forests, beaches or along towering cliff tops where you can see the sea crashing into the rocks far below.

As a favourite for tourists Wilderness has a range of restaurants from five star to quality pub fare. Accommodation is provided by hotels and over eighty B&B's and Guest Houses!

We trust that the site will help you to enjoy Paradise !

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