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Wilderness Ratepayers and Residents Association (WRRA) website

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

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Shark Talk- Click to view larger image

current newsletter

Interesting Argus newspaper article about Wilderness :  Page 1      Page 2

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WRRA is compiling a listing of Social WhatsApp Groups in the greater Wilderness area.

We need your assistance. Click for more details

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 Actions if you are not receiving email notification of the newsletter

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Want to check the land use zoning of a property - click here

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A Layman's Guide to fighting the Invasive Alien Plants menace

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Please note : It is no longer possible to contact the roving police van directly.

Phone the Wilderness Police Station 044 877 0011 

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

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

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Where can you walk your dogs on the beaches ?

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Clearing of vacant stands - Important warning to owners

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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.

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 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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