Posts by Sheila Head

PROPOSED WEEKEND & LONGER HIKES ETC

Do please let us know which of the following you would be interested in: 15 – 17 March Hel’s River, Middelburg Back Packing Accommodation varies from chalets to rooms to your own tents. A guide is provided for the first day to assist with crossing one of the pools with a two man boat. This…

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WEEKEND HIKE – Bela Bela

15 – 17 February 2019 (Please note new date – a week later than first advised) Stumvrug Hiking Trail, Bateleur Nature Reserve Near Bela Bela (Warmbaths) Base Camp Cost: R350 for members and R400 for non-members for the weekend. The Waterberg Mountains are home to a number of fine weekend hiking trails. The main advantage that these…

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WEEKEND HIKES – Ribbokloof

We have booked a weekend base camp hike for January as follows. We need to know urgently if anyone will be interested. Please let us know if you would like to attend ASAP as we have to pay a deposit. Date: 18 – 20 January 2019 Venue: Ribbokkloof, Middelburg Cost: R420 for members and R470 for non…

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CLUB NIGHT

Tuesday 29 January 2019 Golden Reef Road Runners Club Andrew Street, Horizon, Roodepoort 7 for 7.30 pm Social Bring & Braai As usual for our first meeting of the year we will have a social evening and bring and braai. Do join us and share the holiday/hiking experiences that you have enjoyed during the festive season.

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PROPOSED DAY HIKES FOR 2019

Date Venue Website address Jan 27th Dome Pools, Magalies burg http://www.sofar.co.za/dome-pools/ Feb 24th Frogs Hiking Trail, Cullinan http://www.footprint.co.za/frogs.htm Mar 31st Sable Ranch Magaliesburg https://www.sa-venues.com/things-to-do/gauteng/sable-ranch-hiking-trail/ Apr 28th Klipriverberg Nature Reserve, Mondeor https://shesaid.co.za/hiking-klipriviersberg-nature-reserve/ May 26th Austin Roberts Bird sanctuary, Pretoria http://www.tshwane.gov.za/sites/tourism/NatureConservation/Pages/Austin-Roberts-Memorial-Bird.aspx June 30th Ezemvelo nature reserve, Bronkhorspruit http://www.ezemvelo.co.za/activities/hiking/ July 28th Klipkraal hiking trail, Heidelberg https://www.gauteng.net/attractions/klipkraal_hiking_trail Aug 25th…

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Attention Backpackers – FREE HIKE

The Wolkberg used to be a wilderness trail but they have now built a marked path. The official opening will take place between 6 – 9 December this year. They recently phoned Bill and offered an opportunity to our Club for 3 members to attend the opening free of charge. All food will also be supplied. It…

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Kruger National Park has gone to the dogs

There are said to be over 500 rhinos killed every year in the Kruger National Park, which is far too much in any man’s language. That is why there is now a Canine Unit established at the world famous park which is doing very well. The purpose of the dogs is to smell out the…

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FLORIDA HIKING CLUB’S PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

Please read the following carefully – remember to resize your photos and submit them to Marc Leroy by 6 November. His email address is marc@leroy.org.za The judging  will take place at Club Night on Tuesday 27 November. There will be a fee of R20 per category to enter (payable on 27 Nov) and you may only submit 3 photos per category. For example if you enter all…

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Annual Subs

Our membership fees are as follows: Single Members – R125.00 per annum Family Members – R175.00 per annum (this includes 2 adults and 2 children)   When people join for the first time there is also a R50 once-off joining fee.   When paying, please let Pam, our Treasurer, know when you have done so.…

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BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR

Pam has let us know that there is a brilliant outdoors adventure film being shown at Ster-Kinekor, Sandton City, for a couple of weeks and suggested we do a block booking for Club members. Unfortunately, they do not offer a block booking discount but if anyone is interested (Pam is going at 8 pm on…

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