PROPOSED WEEKEND & LONGER HIKES ETC

By Sheila Head | December 9, 2018

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…

PROPOSED DAY HIKES FOR 2019

By Sheila Head | December 9, 2018

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…

Day Hike – September

By Sheila Head | September 20, 2018

Date: Sunday 30 September 2018 Venue:  Modderfontein  Reserve Time:  08:00 Cost: Payment is made at the gate and not at reception and the cost is R30 per adult and R15 for kids. The map costs R10 and is also payable at the gate. The walking trails are part of a 275-hectare private park, which is the second-largest private…

First Aid Kits

By Sheila Head | August 10, 2018

Following an incident on a weekend hike recently, it came to light that very few people carry first aid kits when hiking. It is imperative that every hiker carries such a kit. These are readily available from Clicks & Dischem. It doesn’t have to be big but the most important items are a burn shield, a roll…

April – Kumbagana Game Lodge Day Hike

By Sheila Head | April 10, 2018

Date: Sunday 29 April 2018 Venue: Kumbagana Game Lodge/Eagle Cove, Buffelspoort Road, Magaliesberg Time:  08:00 Cost: R120 per person which must be PREPAID  If you haven’t already let Mark know you wish to attend Please contact him urgently: mvandermerwe4@fnb.co.za   /   082 301 1235 (sms or Whatsapp only please) Once you have let him know, you must please pay the required…

Day Hike – Eagle Cove/Kumbagana Game Lodge

By Sheila Head | April 8, 2018

This month’s day hike on Sunday 29th April will be at Eagle Cove/Kumbagana Game Lodge, Buffelspoort Road, Magaliesberg. This hike has to be PRE-PAID. Mark has provisionally booked for 20 hikers and you must let him know by Monday, 9th April if you would like to attend as we have to pay a large deposit by 10th April and the balance…

Hikes with spaces available

By Sheila Head | March 14, 2018

There are a few spaces still available on the Naukluft Hike, Namibia, which Clive Peterson is arranging for August this year. If you are interested, please contact him at CliveP@tdw.co.za  /  082 852 9784. Alternatively you may contact Bill Brough at brough@telkomsa.net  /  082 576 8198. Please bear in mind that this is an 8 day back-packing hike and…

Day Hike – March 2018

By Sheila Head | March 14, 2018

Date: Sunday 25 March 2018 Venue: Hoogland Health Hydro, Schurveberg Road, Pretoria Rural, Hennops River Valley, 0023 Time:  08:00 Cost: Members R40  /  Non-Members R60 Do  join us at this new venue near Pretoria. The hike is approximately 10 km long. Their website is www.hoogland.co.za Hoogland Health Hydro is nestled in the scenic Shurveberg Mountains, in Gauteng’s largest private game…

February Hike

By Sheila Head | February 18, 2018

Due to this being a very busy time of year, there is no hike booked for November. The Namahadi Peak one in early December will be the last one for the year.   Watch this space for details of weekend hikes in 2018 when the first one is usually in February. Please note that where…

January Hike

By Sheila Head | February 18, 2018

Due to this being a very busy time of year, there is no hike booked for November. The Namahadi Peak one in early December will be the last one for the year.   Watch this space for details of weekend hikes in 2018 when the first one is usually in February. Please note that where…