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Draft minutes of the WRRA Annual General Meeting held Wednesday 21st February 2018


Sands Road cleanup


The Glenwood House Water Polo Team has entered the business heat of the Polar Bear Plunge where they get to nominate a charity of their choice of who they’d like to plunge for. They have chosen THE GARDEN ROUTE SPCA 
These businesses will compete against each other in an attempt to win R20 000 for their charity.
These teams will be judged on the following:

Team "gees"

Dress theme

Amount of supporters on the day

(The public will be voting for their favourite team and charity on the day. So invite ALL of your supporters to come down to Vic Bay on the 28th of July at 10am to support and cheer for The Glenwood House Water Polo Team and The Garden Route SPCA.

WRRA arranges talks every 6 to 8 weeks at the Wilderness Hotel & Spa. 

 The talks are now being videoed by SA In Focus (Duncan Coetzee 082 450 8756).

To view these videos use the Talks/Videos option in the menu above or for the first video click below. Unfortunately the talk on 20th June by Case Rijsdijk, The Life and Death of Stars, required "lights off" to clearly see the detailed slides and a quality recording was not possible.

Beyond Endurance : Shackelton's Journey to South Georgia



Blue Bags Recycling Service Provider Contract Ends : Statement from the municipality


BCreative (who produce the monthly Wat'sUp On The Wild, See Things to do in the left menu) and organise the monthly Wilderness Art Fair are moving from the Milkwood Village to Palms Garden Square in July


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.


N2 Road Upgrade - Phases A and B Environmental Authorisation Granted

The proposed upgrade of the N2 between Kraaibosch and Die Vleie has been split into two phases, A and B. Phase A covers the section between Kraaibosch to the Touw River and Phase B from the Touw River to Die Vleie

The relevant documents can be accessed by clicking on the following two links which includes details of the procedure for any appeals should you wish to submit..

We are trying to obtain more details as to the purpose of the split and when construction is likely to start.

Phase A : Notification     Environmental Authorisation

Phase B : Notification     Environmental Authorisation


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



Re-gravelling of one of Rondevlei's roads.  The work is being done on DR1625 which goes from the bottom of Rondevlei hill to Island Lake.  This isn’t the road  Western Cape Government was petitioned about (that’s DR1609 from Pine Lake to the Rondevlei T-Junction – which is now due for tarring in 2021/22) but it will make a significant difference to access to Wilderness/George. The gravelling work will take 30+ working days (probably three months) and will mean heavy trucks up and down the hill for the first three weeks, which will be hectic….


Hoekwil Road upgrade

Henra have informed us that the stop and go situation along the pass will be in place for most of May, but that on Sundays the pass will be open both ways.


N2 Proclaimed Re-alignment Road Reserve

The threat of an alternative new route for the N2 passing through Wilderness Heights etc. now appears to be finally over. It is understood that SANRAL is actively persuing the process to de-proclaim the road reserve and any other unwanted land with the intention to then sell the land by auction. The exact process is currently not known.

This does not effect the current routing of the N2 which is scheduled for a major upgrade. On 6th March we were advised that the final Basic Assesment Report has been submitted to the Dept of Environmental Affairs for approval. It appears that the project will be split into two sections split at Zundorf/Southside.


Where can you walk your dogs on the beaches ?

Clearing of vacant stands - Important warning to owners


 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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